Sales Scams

Fraud and scams involving retail goods and items offered for sale.

  • Sellers advertising online are defrauded by 'buyers' who pay with cashier's checks made out for amounts in excess of the agreed-upon purchase price and ask the balances be sent to third parties.
  • Thieves drain activated gift cards.
  • Scammers sell victims supposedly unopened boxes containing brand-new merchandise, but the cartons actually hold low-quality goods, junk, or nothing.
  • Thief uses credit card info gained during delivery of flowers and wine to empty mark's bank account.
  • Con artist rents out a property he has no authorization to lease.





















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