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Complaint Review: Linkshare Corp. Aka Stevie Hinton Aka Philcole Potosky

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  • Submitted: Mon, August 18, 2008
  • Updated: Mon, August 18, 2008

  • Reported By:Manchester New Hampshire
Linkshare Corp. Aka Stevie Hinton Aka Philcole Potosky
Barbara Jones, 128000 Sutphin Ct, Fort Myers, FL 33919 US Or Stevie Hinton, Bakersville, NC 28705, Or Linkshare Corp., 215 Park Ave S,. Floor 8, NY, N New York, Bakersville, Or Fort Myers, New York U.S.A.

Linkshare Corp. Aka Stevie Hinton Aka Philcole Potosky Sent me a fraud check they claimed to be certified for a item I had listed on Craigslist and then asked me to sent the extra money to their shippers so the items could be picked up by sending a fund via Money Gram to Stevei Hinton, Bakersville, NC 28705 New York, Bakersville, Or New York, Bakersville, Or Fort Myers New York, North Carolina and Florida

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I placed items on Craigslist, NH (wedding dress and accessories). That day I received this email on August 8th:

"Hello,
I saw your advert on craigslist and am really interested. I will like to know if this item is still available and if so I will be paying you with a certifiedcheck along with the shipping charges,but I will not be chanced to come and take a look at it, due to the nature of my work and the shipping will betaking care off by my shipping company, once I make the payment to you.I'll wait to 2-3 business days the check cleared before I arrange for my shipper.All I needed from you is the information in which the payment will beforwarded to. Please get back to me ASAP. so that the payment can be sent to you in timely manner. Get back to me with the following details.

Your full name,,,,,,,,,,
Your full address..........
Your zip code............
phone number............
Regards,
POTOSKY. "

then this email on August 8th:
"Hello
How are you doing? and sorry for the late response ok......i was incontact withmy finacier who issued your
check and he infomed me that the payment should have gotten to you by now.so if you have the check i want you to have it deposit and deduct your money for the
item also a $50 for your run around and have the rest sent to my shipper todaye will via MONEY GRAM money transfer.also i will like to know your schedule for tommorow because the shipper will pick up tommorow.below is the shipper info to have the fund send to via MONEY GRAM money transfer.....

NAME=========STEVIE HINTON
CITY=========BAKERSVILLE
STATE========NORTH CAROLINA
ZIP CODE=====28705


(WESTERN UNION OR MONEY GRAM).
As soon as you send the fund via MONEY GRAM i will require the following from you
1.The MTCN reffence number 8 digi ts number on
2.amount send
3.senders name and address
4.receivers name and address
the
MONEY GRAM receipt
NOTE: The Money Gram charges will be remove from the money you are sending to the shipper.
Regards
NOTE=THI IS THE DHL TRACKING;28487717753

SEE THE CONFIRMATIONS FROM THE DHL OFFICE OK............PLS CONTACT THE DHL OFFICE FOR PACKAGED OK....."

Then this email on August 9th:
thanks for your mail ok........pls why you need to send the remaining money to the shipping agency is that i have some other items that i bought at your locations they wants to shipp for me also ...........
cos my secetary made that great mistakes sending the shippers fund include with your money am sorry for not let you

then this email on August 9th:
"Hello Jacinda,
i am sorry for my late response, i was busy throughout today, I sent the payment of $1750, you will have to deduct the cost of your item and i am sorry to hear the condition of your husband, take an extra $150, i think it might help you in anyway, The excess on the payment is meant for the pickup of the item i bought from you i mean the wedding accessories.......Though i have some other items in NH that the shipper will pickup along with yours, so the money you will have to send to the shipper will be for shipping charges of everything, And the check is good, i am saying this just to let you know that everything is alright, and i hope your friend is getting much better, you are a good friend.......i guess..

Thanks"

I responded with: on August 8th...
"Philcole,

Some other things that are not making sense to me...your emails from last week have all disappeared yet I did not delete them.
Also, I have saved these and printed them along with your IP address.
You are from FL?
The check is from CA?
and you want money sent to NC?

I am so sorry to be so cautious, but unfortunately there are many scams these days and I really don't have the financial situation to not be very very hesitant.
I hope you understand.

Thank you.
Jacinda Jackson 603-391-9445"

To which I recieved this response:
"Yes, thanks for your mail, you don't have to feeling insecure, I am from FL, I have a clientin the CA who is owing me so i had to tell him to send the moeny to you, though he said he will send it inform of check. The shipper who will be coming for the pickup are from NC, so you will have to send the payment them so that the pickup of all my items will commence asap.

Thanks"


"After explaining that he would receive nothing from me until I knew this was not a fraud, he/she began to become irate with me with such threatening emails such as:
Hello good day to you there pls today is wednesday and what is going pls let me rigth now cos i have called the bank these morning and the bank told me that they have credit your accounts pls get back to me today with my shippers funds ok so that it will be enable them to come for the pick up ok..........thanks
Tommy."

*Now, Tommy is a new name all together....so now I am really confused!
Not surprisingly, all this was a fraud and I just hope they don't scam anyone in the future.
I was intelligent enough to know better, but many will not be so fortunate.
Thank you for your time on this matter.

Jacinda
Manchester, New Hampshire
U.S.A.

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