I got scammed about 3 weeks ago on a pet site
Somebody had their advert selling a bunny rabbit
i chatted to the user a few times - always by text though they never called me.
They then on the day they were going to deliver the rabbit, told me that their elderly relative was coming with and because of corona health risks
it would be a lot easier and safer if i could transfer the money
i was suspicious but their advert on the website they were a user of over 2 years there so i assumed they were an established legit user
I sent the money, and as you guess they cut off all communication and the number when i ring it goes to a dead voicemail!
I always tell people not to send money to anyone you have never met, but these people were very clever
They created a dormant account 18 months ago, and only used it now to scam - but having a profile which looks like you are a long standing
established user gives a false sense of security
Also, the sob story about elderly relative and corona, i just thought what nice caring people they were.
I have forwarded all the details to action fraud, my bank, and their bank but im told its unlikely ill get the money back.
So what is YOUR scam story, have you been scammed?
And how much
I forgot to say the amount i sent was 60 pounds equivelant to about 85 dollars id say!
edit on 16-4-2020 by PandaPrincess because: (no reason