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Complaint Review: Jason Sawyer - Harahan LA

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  • Jason Sawyer 5821 Citrus Blvd Ste B Harahan, LA United States

Jason Sawyer Bromani Howard (510) 213-9436 Unstar Plastics, LLC Sent a check to purchase a horse, asked me to send part of the money via Zelle to pay the shipper and then two days later stopped payment on the check. Harahan LA

*Author of original report: Shane

*General Comment: Red flags

*Consumer Comment: SCAM***SCAM***SCAM***SCAM

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I placed an ad to sell a horse on a Facebook page Southern Maryland Horse and a website called DreamHorse a site for buying and selling horses on 5/8/2024. I was contacted on 5/21/224 via text by a person claiming to be Jason Sawyer who was interested in purchasing my horse. He claimed he wanted the horse as a surprise birthday gift for his wife. He asked me several questions about the horse in terms of diet, health, temperament, etc. He sent me a check via FedEx on 5/21/2024, unfortunately I no longer have the envelop. I deposited the check made out for 8300.0. I was expecting a personal check but the check came from a company: Unistar Plastics. I went on line and found their webpage and saw that it was a legitimate company so I took the check to the bank and deposited it. The next day, Mr Sawyer contacted me with information about where the horse was going since it was going out of state he needed a health certificate. I contacted my veterinarian who provided the health certificate. Mr. Sawyer was the requesting I contact the shipper on 5/22/2024 and I explained to him via text that it is up to the buyer to arrange the shipping because the contract is between buyer and shipper not the seller. He indicated that he had sent me enough money to cover the price of the horse 5500.00 plus the cost of the health certificate and the shipping cost. He gave me a phone number for the shipper and an email address. He then was very insistent that I send the shipper the 2000.00 hauling fee via Zelle so that we could get the shipment underway. The email provided for the shipper is and the phone number Mr. Sawyer gave me for them is (510) 213-9436. I texted him on 5/23/224 and asked for an update on the shipper, was there an anticipated time of arrival and he stated he was traveling but would be in touch. I was checking my account this morning on 5/24/2024 and saw that the balance was much lower than expected. I saw that the 8300.00 had been withdrawn from my account. I immediately contacted the bank but they could not give me a specific indication as to why it was withdrawn. The woman I spoke with said "It could be alot of reasons-insufficient funds, person writing the check did not have the authority to do so, stop payment was placed on the check, etc". They did inform me that the Zelle payment was not reversible. I did contact Mr. Sawyer who swears he does not know what is going on. I contacted the stable he gave as the delivery destination for the horse and they have never heard of him. His phone number is (646) 337-4912 and his email  My email is and my phone number is (301)906-2606.

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AUTHOR: Janet - (United States)

POSTED: Wednesday, May 29, 2024

 Funny, I thought the purpose of this website was to make others aware of scammers. It seems rather it’s about shaming people for being scammed. Regret having involved myself at all. This becomes more of a nightmare with each new layer to deal with. And yes commenter #2 one of the first things I did was notify my bank.

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Red flags

AUTHOR: Flint - (United States)

POSTED: Monday, May 27, 2024

 There are more red flags here than a Communist parade. Let's see.... 1. Buying a horse sight unseen as a surprise birthday gift. Who does that? It makes no sense. 2. Paying with a check. You should wait a minimum of 2-3 weeks for a check to clear before doing anything. Even if it's a cashier/bank/certified check. Anyone with a printer can print a fake check, and the bank will only detect it when it bounces. 3. Sending a check for more than the agreed upon amount. Even if this deal was not a scam, this would at a minimum be considered money laundering and you could get in a lot of trouble. 4. Name on the check doesn't match the person you are talking to. Even bigger red flag: it's a business check from a company that has no reason to be buying a horse. 5. Sending money to someone you don't know through Zelle. Zelle is for friends and family type of money transfers. It says right in the app not to send money to people you do not personally know. Not to mention, why in God's name would someone ask you to send money to the shipper instead of paying them directly? 6. Generic email addresses and nonsensical names. What kind of name is Bromani Howard? Sounds like something a Nigerian scammer would come up with. The main scammers address is something generic, probably because it's used for a wide variety of different scams. Bottom line is, this is classic advance fee fraud. Also known as the Nigerian scam, 419 scam, etc. The scammers are almost certainly in a foreign country. The "shipper" is an unknowing accomplice of the scammer, probably recruited from a "work from home" ad. They would usually use the money you sent to purchase gift cards or cryptocurrency.

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AUTHOR: Irv - (United States)

POSTED: Sunday, May 26, 2024

 When anybody sends you a check for more than what you are asking, thats a CLEAR CUT OBVIOUS CLUE it is a very probable scam! You need to contact your bank RIGHT NOW. In all probability that check is no good and you will be on the hook for it. So then...what did I say??? CONTACT YOUR BANK RIGHT NOW!

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