Example of Hay Scam
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Scam warning about Rydnak/Inyang. Seller's personal information
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Hi Leslie (Hay Barn),
Just wanted to contact you about someone who tried to scam me, but I
caught him. He went by the name of Willess Rydnak. He wanted to overnight
what he said was a cashiers check to me for more than we agreed and wanted
me to forward the balance to his hauler (aka) patrick inyang or
firstname.lastname@example.org , which I have seen advertised for a hauler on other
sites. However, the package came and it was Visa travelers checks.
I was suspicious before this, and had my wife do a business and personal
check on the web and found out that Willess Rydnak did not exist but
Patrick Inyang checked out at least on the business side.
So I waited for the package to arrive with intention of having a cashiers
check verified but instead was separate checks. I then went to the bank
to have them verified and they sent me to the triple a travel agency since
they issue them quite often. By the way, the bank would have cashed them.
After about an hour, we were informed by London England that they were
indeed fake. What he wanted was to trade junk checks for a portion of real
money which was to be money-grammed to patrick. I believe that no one would
have shown up to pick up the hay but would have walked away with the proposed
hauling fee. However, knowing that the bank would have cashed them, there
is a possibility that he would have had enough time to pick up the hay also
with out any one being any the wiser. I'm guessing that it would have taken
more than a week to clear back at visa.
Visa is heading up an investigation to try and catch this person, and
I think they will. They have asked me for all emails and packages that
were sent. When they catch him, I will make the trip to press charges
Please post a warning on your site because this is where he got my information.
Thanks for the help,