Online Purchase

Scam Type

Online Purchase Scam

Date Reported

2023-04-04 00:00:00

Victim Postal Code


Total Dollars Lost


Scam Description

The scam I am reporting is a type of blackmail scam. The website is legitcourseshelp.com. It is run by someone who goes by the name “Sean Davis.” They might also go by the name “Richard.” His CashApp account is $PioneerValley (Zyed Safar) or $pioneervalley1. Another phone number they use is (863)733-1716. Their WhatsApp phone number possibly has a (330) area code.
They promise to help students complete exams, coursework, etc. Once payment is received and the assignment is completed, they will then will blackmail you by threatening to report you to your university for violating academic misconduct. They do this by saying you owe them $1000 (or any other amount) and saying they have “screenshot” evidence. 95% of the time, these types of scammers don’t actually report you because they know what they’re doing is illegal and won’t risk exposing their identities. Their website looks “real,” but is purposely set up that way to trick you. Once they realize you won’t pay them, they back-off, but initially are persistent by sending you messages on WhatsApp and texting.