Yakima Woman Almost Scammed Out of Ring Worth More Than $3,000
YAKIMA, Wash. -- Amanda Eccleston was just trying to make a little extra money by selling one of her rings on craigslist.com. However, she almost became the victim of an online scam.
Only a few days after Eccleston put the ring on craigslist, she received an e-mail telling her to "consider it sold" for the asking price of $2,200. She was suspicious when she saw the buyer's address was somewhere in Nigeria, but Paypal sent her a confirmation letter saying he was an approved buyer. The letter also said the money had been transferred to her account.
Eccleston dropped the ring off at the post office, only to find out later that no money had been transferred and the e-mail was a fake.
She got the ring back before it was shipped. Eccleston still has the ring posted on craigslist, but says she will try to make an in-person transaction next time.