Online Purchase

Scam Type

Online Purchase Scam

Date Reported

2023-04-04 00:00:00

Victim Postal Code


Total Dollars Lost


Scam Description

I replied to an ad on Facebook and got a response from Debra Redick Harper, medical biologist. She said she won the Winnebago in her divorce and Guul Trucking (from a BBB alert not the real Guul Trucking evidently) was handling the sale. The shipping was already paid by someone deciding not to buy it. It would be shipped to us free to inspect for 5 days. The money would be held until we decided whether to buy it I called what I thought was the Guul trucking company. They immediately knew the person and vehicle. They would need Debra to be there to show it as we said we would fly up and get it and had to see it before agreeing to all of this. Debra said she was in Seattle for her job and couldn’t show it so it would have to be shipped to us. I checked BBB on the company and saw an alert. We couldn’t find anything on Debra anywhere. If a deal looks too good to be true, it probably is.