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Online Purchase Scam Apr 23, 2022

Scam Type

Online Purchase Scam

Business Name Used

Lori’S Painting

Date Reported

Apr 23, 2022

Victim Postal Code

11746

Total Dollars Lost

$137.00

Scam Description

Did a google search for “custom paint by number” and this site came up first. It had the same first name as me. I emailed them several questions about the product and they responded immediately. I placed an order on 4/8, paying via credit card and received an order confirmation. I contacted them via email for a status update a week later and they responded the order should be complete that Fri but could take several weeks to ship. Made no sense as I paid for expedited shipping and the site said it was in my home state. I emailed them again to question and have not heard another thing and received nothing. Now in hindsight I find it suspicious that the website had painting dimensions in cm not inches. And no physical address is listed. The phone number goes to a mechanical voice saying not available. Their FB page looks legit but you can’t access the comments on posts. They don’t respond to FB messages. The charge on my credit card shows up as “site name”. Now when I google “custom paint by number” the site doesn’t show up. If I type in other female names and paint (ie: laurenspaint.com) the exact same site pops up just with that name. Clearly I am the victim of a scam and lost $137 for the two paint by number kits ordered.