Scammer Name: Jarquez Harris
Instagram Account Name: _yoshoeplug
Location: Lakeland City, Florida
On July 11, Saturday, I inquired via DM to instagram account _yoshoeplug about a pair of Nike Jordan 11 Low Bred (size 9.5) that's posted on the said page and I immediately received a response that it's available. The posted price was $180, I verified if he ships internationally as I'm from the Philippines and he confirmed that he does for an additional cost of $30 making the total $210. I then asked the mode of payment and _yoshoeplug said that it can via western union or credit/debit card and I said that I'll pay via Western Union either Monday or Tuesday which he agreed on. He provided me with his information - Jarquez Harris, Lakeland City, Florida and i also gave him my details. On Sunday night EST (morning Manila time), _yoshoeplug sent me another intagram DM asking if i'm pushing through with my order to which I confirmed and reiterated that I'll make the deposit on Monday/Tuesday. On Tuesday (Manila time), July 14, I made the deposit via Western Union amounting to $210. Immediately after, I sent _yoshoeplug a DM together with a pic of the deposit slip and notified that I've already made the payment. I asked how long the shipment will take and _yoshoeplug said it's 6-9 days via FedEx. _yoshoeplug said that he will ship the shoes on Tuesday (11AM US time). At 10:35AM EST, I received notification from Western Union that the money has already been claimed by Jarquez Harris from Western Union Lakeland branch. I sent a DM to _yoshoeplug advising him of the notification i received and I'd like him to re-affirm that he already did, I even sent him a picture of the message that i received. At this point, I did not receive any response from _yoshoeplug. I kept on checking until 1130AM EST but to no avail. Then at around 1135AM EST, when I checked his profile I can no longer view his profile which signifies that _yoshoeplug blocked me. It was then that I realized that I got scammed.
I'm reaching out to you in my desperate call for assistance. $210 is a big amount of money here in the Philippines and I'm still in disbelief and appalled by this experience. I have all the DMs and screen captures of the DMs i received from _yoshoeplug, so if you'd like to have a copy of that just let me know.
Looking forward to your response.