Complaint Review: Sulekha
Sulekha Overpayment scam Internet
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
- The sense of urgency from the fraudist was very prevailent.
- The check was from a company - Sagattarius LLC in MI. The state printed on the check was lowercase "mi".
- I looked up the address on google maps and the street view was a very rural area.
- The check was sent FedEx from South San Francisco.
- 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:
LI HUANGADDRESS: 1190 BUTTE Ct,Sunnyvale, CA 94087
- The phone number used to call me was a Tampa, FL number - 813-419-0257
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