Beth – Aug 18, 2020

Victim Location 40965

Type of a scam Other

Ad was on facebook stating earn extra money a month by having a small decal placed on your car advertising Fitbit for $200 a week x5 months, so I sent my info, a week later, got a priority mail with a page with Fitbit name on it and written instructiions and a check for $2480 to deposit in my bank account and to notify by text or call this #973-314-1458 confirming I had gotton the check and instructions, then deposit the check in my bank, notify this guy by same # check was deposited and then funds would be available in a few hours to a few days, keep an eye on email for further instruction, when cash was available contact this # again for update and instructions.

Jodi – Jul 15, 2020

Victim Location 24301

Total money lost $135

Type of a scam Online Purchase

I placed an order for a FitBit Versa 2 during a "flash sale" for $135 that would expire in 1 hour. I paid through PayPal. The site looks legitimate. When I tried to print my receipt the page was completely black with ink so I stopped the print and thought I would get an email. When I did not receive a confirmation email within 2 days I became concerned and attempted to find the site and dig through junk email…everything.

I had a difficult time relocating the site. When I did I noticed they are now selling all the FitBit watches for $99 (even the special editions). I clicked on the "follow us on facebook" and when I clicked on all the follow us icons for twitter, etc, I was rerouted to the site page every time. I sent an email with no response from the site. I reviewed my PayPal account and the seller was listed as "lenahicks42" and the owner of this site was Thinh Pham. I then went to my credit card company and they stated that I had to wait nearly 1 week to verify I was not going to receive the item/or response. I was lucky my money was refunded.

I googled the site in which I placed an order for the items and it stated it was high risk for a scam. It was open less than 6 months.

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