Online Purchase

Scam Type

Online Purchase Scam

Date Reported

2023-04-28 00:00:00

Victim Postal Code


Total Dollars Lost


Scam Description

I commissioned Tami to create a pendant with my precious moldavite when I met her at a gem fair in Santa Barbara Ca.in Feb of this year.. She took $260 cash and promised to create a pendant by the end of April. My moldavite is worth about $1000. She did not send any photos to what she was creating and I reached out to her early April to ask when to expect the finished product. She would not respond through text or calling..only email. She said pendant would be sent that week..April 16. April 24 I still had not received anything so I reached out and inquired tracking number. Tracking number she sent was a preprint with nothing sent. She still would not respond to any of my calls being confused about the tracking number. Finally when I threatened her with fraud she responded with confusing emails about the post office employee stealing packages and that my package was delayed because the post office was investigating the theft and none of her packages could be sent. She stated it was now the post office committing fraud not her.
I personally called Hickory NC post office and they said I had been scammed…no employees were stealing and they do not hold packages. I have numerous emails that do not make sense and I just really want my moldavite back. Can you help? ***** ******

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