Scam artists and phony check givers

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Watch out for this MF name Larry he is a real piece of **bleep** will write you a phony check have you cash it with your bank yada yada never clears all bad be careful freeze your accounts
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@Williams777--Hello!! I'm very sorry that you had such a negative experience. On some level we've all encountered negative situations; we learn & grow, & hopefully trust our gut especially when you're having transactions with people you don't know. I would encourage you, for future transactions, to accept cash only. I too experienced a situation where a person wanted to write a check, the check was going to be for a lot more then the actual item to be purchased, long story short I didn't accept anything because if something sounds too good to be true--it most likely is. #cashonly
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@Williams777--Hello!! I'm very sorry that you had such a negative experience. On some level we've all encountered negative situations; we learn & grow, & hopefully trust our gut especially when you're having transactions with people you don't know. I would encourage you, for future transactions, to accept cash only. I too experienced a situation where a person wanted to write a check, the check was going to be for a lot more then the actual item to be purchased, long story short I didn't accept anything because if something sounds too good to be true--it most likely is. #cashonly
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I received a check also thru fedex from a thomas escrow account and the package was from Cummins..it was from a bank out of Phoenix arizona..the guys name was Robert..its all a scam ..the check was for more than the purchase price also
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@Mona5-Hello & welcome to the OfferUp Community Forum!! There are some people that don't do the right thing, & mm at cause others to feel negative about the buying and selling process.

Just remember there are also many great people who have great offers/good quality items that are just looking to have positive experiences. Wishing you the best!!