A Florida consumer says the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota helped stop her from losing thousands of dollars.
“You saved me,” she told BBB officials after their warning dissuaded her from wiring $34,000 to a con artist. The scammer was posing as a legitimate Minnesota company in an effort to steal her money.
In August 2021, she saw an RV online for a low price. When she contacted the seller, the seller explained why they must sell their vehicle now, and pressured her to make a payment quickly. Only, the con is more elaborate — they included a third-party shipping company where she was supposed to wire the money.
She didn’t want to purchase such a large item without seeing it in-person, so before flying out to Minnesota where the warehouse claimed to be located, she asked a friend, who lived in Minnesota, to drive by the address and verify that the warehouse was there. When the friend went to the warehouse address listed…