Victim Location 14051
Total money lost $1,750.55
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order
Craig’s List Scam – I was selling an item (freezer for $250) on Craig’s List. A Bruce Michaels contacted me by text from 650-900-5762 indicating that he wanted to purchase the item and that he was sending me a bank check for $1750 and that I would deduct the $250 and wire the rest to a shipping company. After receiving the $1,750.55, and was told by Mr. Michaels and my bank that the check cleared, using Money Gram, I foolishly wired $1,449.00 to a Pauline Jayee Yarl in Baltimore, MD. The check was fraudulent and I now owe my bank $1,750.55.