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As such, he will have the associate send the seller a cashier's check for the amount owed to the buyer.The amount of the cashier's check will be thousands of dollars more than the price of the merchandise and the seller is told the excess amount will be used to pay the shipping costs associated with getting the merchandise to his location.The subject then issues bonds and promissory notes to the lenders that purport to legally satisfy the debts of the participant.In exchange, the participant is then required to pay a certain percentage of the value of the satisfied debts to the subject.The Internet Crime Complaint Center has verified in order to receive funds via Western Union, the receiver must provide the complete information of the sender and the receiver's full name and address.
The money is usually transferred via Money Gram or Western Union wire transfer.
Typically, an interested party located outside the United States contacts a seller.
The seller is told that the buyer has an associate in the United States that owes him money.
If you believe you may have fallen victim to this type of scam and wish to report it, please file a complaint with us.
The Internet Crime Complaint Center has received multiple reports alleging foreign subjects are using fraudulent credit cards.