Latest Scam Twist: When The Scammer Threatens Legal Action!
inMay 2, 2008 - 11:50am
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:
Step 2: The Shop Owner recognizes this as a scam and does not respond.
Step 3 from the scammer:
Step 4 from the Shop Owner:
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:
Step 6 from the Shop Owner:
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.