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Online Purchase

Scam Type

Online Purchase Scam

Business Name Used

Veronicavance00277@gmail.com

Date Reported

Sep 03, 2022

Victim Postal Code

90803

Total Dollars Lost

250

Scam Description

Scammed via text initiated through OfferUp. Buyer contacted me after I provided my cell phone number. Sent money via zelle to ovnebgn@hotmail.com $250.00. Used the name VeronicaVance00277@gmail.com. Requested that I sent $500 to release money from my business account. Sent me emails to my personal email using the title Zelle. Trying to get me to send $500 via zelle account to the @hotmail.com address listed above. I even spoke to the scammer because the scam didn’t make sense anymore. Veronica Vance FaceTime me. The scammer requested I pay $250 plus $500 supposedly money they had deposited into my zelle account.