Latest Scam Twist: When The Scammer Threatens Legal Action!

The following is the latest scam example we received from a Ruby Lane shop owner. In this instance the scammer actually threatens legal action if the shop owner does not cash the check and complete the transaction. One can also see from the correspondence that the amount due for the item was much less than the amount of the check that was sent which is the common key to this type of scam. Ultimately, the scammer wants the shop owner to send them the item along with the cash difference. The shop owner’s name has been removed, but all other text is exactly how it was sent and received:

Step 1 from the scammer:
Hello Dear,
Thanks you very much for the patient.waiting for the payment to arrived from my client,An my client informed me
that,.. she have sent the payment to you on 10th with the trackeing, i hope you got it by now, No problem all the money together everythings for the taxe with all the neccessary payment that the shipper will need to paid
also for the arrangement for the shipping also included t,..so just to notify you that the payment will arrived anytime
fromnow,..Please anytime you received the check payment Please let me know immediately ok ?? i will be waiting to hear from you as soon as possible...About the shipper i will forward your informations to the shipper soon for them to contact you so that everythings will be arrange and done okay ??? Please i will also promised you that i will conpensate you with [ 100$ ]extra ...for you to take the goods off online where you placed the advert in other to avoid another buyer to contact you ,..becuz i really need the goods .Thanks you very much for co-oparate ,.also
accepted me to Buy it ,.....i'm appreciate,.also give more thanks when i see this transactions and everythings is done successful Goods as my needs soon.....!!!!!
alright thanks very much ,..Goodday
Best regards
JANET.

Step 2: The Shop Owner recognizes this as a scam and does not respond.

Step 3 from the scammer:
DEAR Xxxxx,
WHOT IS GOING B'COS SENSE YOU RECIVE THAT PAYMENT I DID HEAR FROM YOU AND YOU SAID YOU WILL SEND ME MESSAGE WHEN YOU GET AND RICVE IT AND I DID NOT HEAR FROM YOU THIS IS VERY BAD. DID DO YOU GET MY LAST E-MAIL HOE TOLD TO SEND THE BALANCE TO MYSIPPER, PLEASE LET KNOW WHOT IS THE STATUS OF THE DEAL FROM YOU, LET ME HEAR FROM YOU SOON,
BEST REGARDS,
JANET

Step 4 from the Shop Owner:
Janet,

I get a lot of money orders in any given week. What name is on the money order for your purchase? I didn't receive any for either $995 or $1057, so I don't know how to identify it.

Step 5 from the scammer:
Dear Xxxxx, If you don't complete this transaction now and let here from you about my 3500$ draft now, forword you information GRC "Fraud Department" if i don't here from you soonest i will tells them to go ahead and deal with you. did you think you can run with my money no no i am very smar have evry record with me okay. let me here from you soon,BEST REGARDSJANET.

Step 6 from the Shop Owner:
Janet,

By all means contact whatever fraud department you wish to. I have already contacted the fraud department of the bank, as well as the police department, becuase of the forged bank draft you tried to pass off to me. I have turned over all documents to the fraud department at the bank.

By now you realise your account has been suspended at www.rubylane.com .

I can't believe you would think anyone would be so stupid as to fall for your very obvious internet criminal scam.

I look forward to hearing from GRC ( in English it is Royal Canadian Mounted Police). We actually have a regular Toronto Police Department, but you would not know that since you are in Algeria and not North Carolina.

If you think your bank draft is original and good, then go to your bank source and get a refund, since it was uncashable ( due to the forgery ). As far as I know, receiving a bank draft and NOT cashing it is not a crime at all.

I look forward to having your fraud investigator talk to mine. My business dealings have always been above board and legal since I started in 1976.


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