Online Scam Artists: Poshmark Edition

I’m fairly active on clothing exchange sites, whether it be Ebay, Poshmark, or Mercari…but I’ve seen the same scams from the same people more than I would like.

Posh in particular is known for “trading” which is when two people agree to exchange similar values items by lowering the price to the minimum ($3) and mailing the items to each other.

This obviously requires a level of trust among users…but ultimately the other person still has the user’s full name and home address and people that get scammed are still fairly uncommon…nonetheless it still happens.

Case in point, I’ll use this recent fraudulent transaction as a demonstration.

Meet Mia Robinson, or Mia Adams (depending on whatever they’re been going by these days) from Spokane, Washington….

It’s either a very hideous broad or a tragically fashionless dude in drag….

I’ll go with the latter.

I know, I know…let me guess “Trump is not their President.”

This…whatever it identifies as, actually has the gall to run an anti-scam group page on Facebook, because “irony” or something.

Which I only assume it only does so as a heads up if someone else was on to them…that, or that’s where it gets all it’s scammy ideas.

The grift is clever, I’ll give it that. First it agrees on a trade with an honest user. In this case it was an expensive dress from Spell and the Gypsy (a hippie brand that for some reason is prone to trade scams because of the way items not only hold value…but often go up once time has passed) in exchange for a dress and a pair of expensive boots valuing a total of around $450. Instead of actually sending the gown as agreed upon, this thing claimed that it had “accidentally” switched the shipping labels of that trade with another purchase someone had made from them. The problem was…they admitted they knew they switched labels before either person got the wrong items delivered, so how would they know they even did that until at least one items arrived wrong?

So the person waiting on the gown contacts this third party in hopes of fixing it and mailing the correct items to each other…except lo and behold, the gown was never sent at all…not even to the wrong person.

The thing is, there is no universe this was all an accident because a little bit of digging reveals that this entire “switched label” rouse has happened at least once before…

The point of “accidentally” sending it to a third party is to allow time to run out on accepting the package. All Posh knows or cares about is that an item…any item gets at least sent to where it’s going to. The delay is necessary to buy time for the scam to work.

I know this seems petty, but a con is a con, and it can be heartbreaking to someone to let a valuable item go only to receive nothing in exchange.

This is also at least the second account this thing has used to scam people with and at least the third time I’ve seen this particular person involved in a scam online, and I feel like they need to be fully exposed to get them to stop.

So “Mia” or whatever the hell your real name is, should I post your physical address so people have it to recognize so that they never accidentally deal with you and your fraud online? Or are you going to send the items you stole to the nice lady you ripped off and remove yourself from these clothing exchange sites once and for all?

Your call….

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