Online Purchase

Scam Type

Online Purchase Scam

Business Name Used


Date Reported

Sep 03, 2022

Victim Postal Code


Total Dollars Lost


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.