I was selling a mattress for 200 dollars. A person named Jennifer Thompson replied saying she is interested.
She said she will send money via Fedex and take care of the shipping and moving charges.
After few days, I got a huge check of 3200 dollars.
I emailed asking why the check is so high and he/she responded saying the overpayment is for shipping and moving charges.
Then he/she gave me a name and address of a person and told me to send 2700 via western union for the shipping fee and told me to keep the rest for the movers and as my item fee.
I did accordingly and emailed him/her the detail of the western union transfer.
After that I contacted emailed asking when the movers are going to pick up my furniture and there was no response.
I went to the bank to only find out that my account has been on hold and i cannot use the care anymore.
I had about 2000 dollars and they had deducted that amount as well for the bad check withdrawal of 3200 dollars. Now i am on a debt of over 1000 dollars to wells fargo bank.
I really wish someone could explain to the bank the situation and atleast have my balance to myself.
Being a foreign student on a visa and having trouble as such is very depressing and stressful. I wish someone couls help me with it.
As of now, I am left with only 200 dollars and i cannot use my bank card.
Hoping to hear from you.
Consumer Action Taken:
There was no way to resolve this issue with the person who sent me the check as he/she doesnt reply my email. I made a stupid mistake by believing him.
Date This Problem Happened: July 18, 2012
State You Live in: Minnesota
Age Range: 21-35
Total Amount of Fee Paid: $2700
Company Name: Jennifer Thompson
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Jennifer Thompson - Consumer Complaint - 7-25-2012 by Consumer
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