• Report: #1059045

Complaint Review: Sulekha

  • Submitted: Thu, June 13, 2013
  • Updated: Thu, June 13, 2013

  • Reported By: jomamah — Tampa Florida
Internet USA

Sulekha Overpayment scam Internet

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 I have a piece of furniture I've been trying to sell.  I searched for sites to post other than craig's list.  Sulekha.com came up early and often.  I figured why not post there.  Within a few days I received multiple buyers accepting my price of $250.  They all asked me to take down the ad and they would send an additional $50 for my trouble.

They oddly mentioned sending extra to give to the mover that would be picking up the item (entertainment center).  One, adriankarla2000@yahoo.com actually sent a check via FedEx for $1980.  He called minutes after it was delivered.  I deposited the check from my phone.  It cleared the next day.

I received a call the next morning, first thing, asking if I could wire the additional funds to his mover as she had to pick up a few other items on her way to get mine.  I was conveiently given the closest Money Gram/Western Union address to my house. 

I went to the bank but had big time suspicions.  I spoke to the bank manager and she told me it was fraud.  She pulled up my account and they were reversing the funds as we were talking.  Had I withdrew and wired the money, I would have had a total loss.  No way to get it back.

I feel foolish for thinking this was real but only lost $12 for depositing a bounced check.  I have since opened a case with the FBI.

Things I noticed afterwards. 

  1. The sense of urgency from the fraudist was very prevailent. 
  2. The check was from a company - Sagattarius LLC in MI.  The state printed on the check was lowercase "mi". 
  3. I looked up the address on google maps and the street view was a very rural area. 
  4. The check was sent FedEx from South San Francisco.
  5. The person I was supposed to send the money to, who was supposed to be on her way, was in Sunnyvale, CA - I live in Florida:
    ADDRESS: 1190 BUTTE Ct, 
    Sunnyvale, CA 94087
  6. The phone number used to call me was a Tampa, FL number - 813-419-0257

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