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New Text/eTransfer Scam, how do I report this?

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New Text/eTransfer Scam, how do I report this?

Dude texts me off a selling platform.

Uses the goofy lingo & sends me a post.cz deceptive etransfer with laughable coding,

With the intention of shipping to a Surrey address.

My intent is to raise awareness, but also to send the cops to that address to shut them down.

Don't get suckered.
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Alberta
Why bother, it's a waste of time. Just delete the email/message. It's almost 100% that it's a fake email address anyways.
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That Surrey Address is a re-shipping place.

ReShip.com

and the "Suite" is probably his account

Good Luck trying to report/chase this down.
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jackrabbit000 wrote: Why bother, it's a waste of time.
As I said, increase awareness and remove any doubts, that someone desperate, might actually think this is legit.

It's definately fake. And it was initiaited through text from a local number.
PayTM$154, dead. SDM: $4632 Rakuten: $181.98
100% Established: BST; Heat; FB market; Kijiji *BST: FS Mens Shoes & Boots: Lowa, Taft*
*Various Szs Vintage: Hartt, Florsheim Imp*
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LazyDog wrote: That Surrey Address is a re-shipping place.

ReShip.com

and the "Suite" is probably his account

Good Luck trying to report/chase this down.
Thanks for checking that out. I was wondering if it was someone's actual house, Ha!

Hmm, well, the police could freeze the account and seize any items in limbo already? Blacklist the name and payment method for any other fwd'ing companies? Aren't they vested in pursuing fraud?

Even use the fwd'ing address in whichever country (I'm guessing .CZ) to pursue the matter with that country as well? Assuming good ties.

Mobilize Interpol? LOL.

Or is that not what police are supposed to do? Fraud Prevention? Cybercrime? Last time I checked, they do have such divisions dedicated to this sort of enforcement.

Anyway, raising awareness.

It was a fun exchange and I knew it from the get go, but was sincerely fascinated to see exactly how it would play out.
PayTM$154, dead. SDM: $4632 Rakuten: $181.98
100% Established: BST; Heat; FB market; Kijiji *BST: FS Mens Shoes & Boots: Lowa, Taft*
*Various Szs Vintage: Hartt, Florsheim Imp*

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