Perry Smith
Complaint 136787 Details

  • Date Occurred: 07/19/2014
  • Reported Damages: $0.00
  • Username: Perry Smith
  • Email:
  • Location: Internet

The complaint is against an online dating profile

The complaint is a listing fraud posted on public forums or sites against an anonymous entity

The complaint is mobile text spam or smishing related against an anonymous entity

The company or person contact no longer exists

International boundaries

Advertised on CraigsList and received the following emails from
2 email addresses: or

-----Original Message-----
Date: July 19, 2012 3:20:43 AM EDT
Subject: Sunvision Tanning Bed for Sale - $2000 (Cicero)
** Avoid: wiring money, cross-border deals, work-at-home
** Beware: cashier checks, money orders, escrow, shipping
** More Info:

Still in good condition?

Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

This message was remailed to you via:
If this email is a scam or spam please flag it now:

And of course I replied and got the following email:

From: "Perry Smith" <>
Date: July 19, 2012 6:52:16 AM EDT
To: (Personal Information Removed)
Subject: Re: Sunvision Tanning Bed for Sale - $2000 (Cicero)
Hello! thanks for getting back to me let's do like this, actually now
I'm not in town for now, I came to visit my family so i wont be able
to meet with you to see the item but am ok with the price as seen on
the advert. I don't mind to give you $50 to withdraw the advert for
you to see how serious i am in the transaction, i will contact my
secretary to issuing a Check out to you and when you received the
check I will make
arrangement for pick up. So get back to me with below details to be on
the check asap.

Postal Code:
Phone Number:

And as soon as this is provided, the payment will be overnight to you
and i will let you know when its mailed out. I need you to be honest
with the sale as I am a God fearing person.Note you don't need to
worry about shipping the items for me as soon as you have the check
and have the check cash my shipper will come over for pick up

God Bless

Stupid me gave him my information then got the following message:

From: Perry Smith <>
Date: July 19, 2012 9:29:58 AM EDT
To: Jaime <(Personal Information Removed)>
Subject: Re: Sunvision Tanning Bed for Sale - $2000 (Cicero)
Hello I appreciate your quick response sorry for late respond and am
happy you are selling to me. I got your details and have forward it to
my secretary, payment has been issued out to you and sent to you via
USPS POSTAL SERVICE, I will email you with the tracking number for
confirmation as soon as am provided with it. I will also like to let
you know that shipping company funds was included with your payment
due to i might not be around once the payment arrive to you because am
going to ALABAMA for my honeymoon Once the payment arrive you will go
ahead and have the check cash then you deduct the money for your item
with additional $100 for your Gas and running around then you have the
rest of the money send to my shipper via western union and money gram
then i will contact shipper to get ready to come over for pick up
immediately. LET ME KNOW IF I CAN TRUST YOU in this transaction. Note
you are not responsible for shipping as soon as you have the check and
have it cashed my shipper will be coming over for pick up Hope to hear
back from you soon.

Thanks for your understanding

Then I started to get concern so I had searched the emails and can not find anyone but scam notices on this person.

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  • Complaints Filed: 8
  • Reported Damages: $3,220.00
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