I am recently scammed by this Katherine Shepard, before I saw your post. I have lost $1,574. Please post my bad experience to every one. Thanks.
I sent a poster on craiglist at May 4, 2012 to sell my piano, as we are moving to another state recently and cannot move this piano. On May 6, I received a reply from a email "email@example.com" with name of "Katherine Shepard". I continued to contact with this guy and he started to use the email of firstname.lastname@example.org to contact with me. The price is $270 for this piano. He sent me a fedex with $1,990 check on May, 16. and I deposit this money on the same day in my bank. He asked me to send the mover the moving fee with $1,450 (this price is high as he said the movers will collect more pianos one time). Then I send the cash on May, 17 through western Union. The total money is $1,574 which include $124 transfer fee and $1,450. The receiver is Tammy Hight, fort Worth, Texas 76116. On May 21, which is Monday morning, I found the check of $1,990 is returned, and the Bank agent said this check is not valid. Thus, I lost &1,574 to this Katherine Shepard and Tammy Hight. I have all the record of gmail chat for this issue. Please let every one know Katherine Shepard is a scammer, I hope no one will be scammed by him.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Reader Tells of How They were Scammed
This note shows how the scam typically works: