received a text today. Colorado cell number. Guy said he was “Master Chief Lucas Hays”, and he was at the Poltava Base in Ukraine. Has a local house that he wanted to purchase for his dad. Sent address. A vacant house built in 88 for sale by owner. Said he had spoken to owner and wanted a price. I gave him a price and he went in to the familiar “l’ll send a money order and when you deposit in your bank you can do the inspection”. Told him I don’t accept money orders but could use credit card, PayPal, Venmo or Zelle. Or bank draft. Said he was “old school”
And didn’t have any of those as he was going through a divorce, “I’m old school and I only use checks”. I told him ok send a usps money order and when I cash it at the post office I will do the inspection. Never another word. I looked up the base and hasn’t been used since late 80’s and no info on us troops being there.
Anytime that you receive these scams, play along with it. Demand rush payment so that they have to pay $23.00+ each time they send you a check. Once you receive it, tell them that there was a problem so that they have to send you another. Once again paying for rush shipment. They leave you alone after they figure out that you are screwing with them.
What?? No way!! He’s buying a house in TN now!! LOL!!
For the same message a couple of weeks ago. Didn’t respond… didn’t pass the sniff test.
However now i am gonna start playing along requesting money orders and priority mail service!!