On October 10, 2018 I registered on ProTruckSales website to purchase a piece of Heavy Equipment from a Michael Buckman. After some negotiating, he came down off the price a little from $15,300 to $14,500. I was asked to print off the bill of sale (which all looked legitimate) and then the wire transfer instructions were listed on the paperwork.
I went to my bank that day and sent the money to a TD Bank and the name on the account was Renaldas Augonis. After they verified the money was in the account they set up a delivery date. The original date to be delivered was on October 16, 2018. I received an email indicating that the truck hauling the dozer was involved in an accident and they would deliver again the next day. On October 17, 2018 – I got another email indicating that there was another wreck and now the dozer was damaged. The email stated that the delivery is canceled and the money would be back in my account from 1 – 3 business days.
I emailed Michael Buckman and asked him if it was a scam and he acted like he had no idea what I was talking about. He said that he was going to call the company to find out what happened. He emailed me back and basically told me the same thing that was emailed to me – and he said the money should go back into my account the next day. On Thursday, October 18, 2018 I emailed him again asking if he had heard any other news, he quit responding to my emails and the phone numbers listed on the website for pro truck sales are all recordings.
I had no idea this was a scam but I have also contacted the FBI Internet Scam Division and made a case.