Online Purchase

Scam Type

Online Purchase Scam

Date Reported

2023-04-11 00:00:00

Victim Postal Code


Total Dollars Lost


Scam Description

The seller offered a number of gazebo tents for sale on the Walmart app. Some were listed on sale for cheap prices so, friends and I bought them. After we purchased the quantity listed as available, the items returned to full price.
In the following days, we were all contacted via phone and email several times by individuals who stated for us to cancel our purchases. With each time, I’d in turn contact Walmart customer service and was told that everything was ok and there wasn’t a need to cancel anything. They also added that the third party sellers weren’t allowed to call us. Today, the day that I was supposed to receive my items, I instead got notifications that my orders were cancelled.
Call to me on 4/4 and 4/7
Emails to me on 4/6, 4/7 and 4/10
Calls placed to Customer service on 4/7, 4/8 and 4/9