I posted a wedding ring online through craigslist. The ring was worth $26000, but I had it for sale for $20000.
I was contacted by a supposed couple that lived in Louisiana. They stated that they were headed to Denver for their anniversary. I spoke to them off and on for about 5 days. They decided that they wanted to buy my ring.
I researched the safest way to ship the ring and get payment. I called UPS several times and they all told me that through COD, they would pick up whatever form of payment I requested, and if it was not what I requested they would not hand over the ring. I decided to ship through COD. I also decided on payment thru USPS Money orders since you can't stop payment on them.
I went into our local UPS store. After the cashier, by the name of Kristin, had everything processed, I noticed that my receipt said "Cashiers check or money order," I questioned her on this because I specifically requested USPS MONEY ORDERS ONLY for payment. She told me that they come together as one option and then you specify which payment you want in the notes below. In the notes below, it said "USPS MONEY ORDERS FOR COD ONLY!" I have this in writing on my receipt.
They also wrote in black, bold, writing on the box " USPS MONEY ORDERS ONLY". UPS delivered my package on September 16, 2010 and took payment of an OBVIOUSLY, fake cashiers check and handed over my ring to a man and didnt check ID. I didn't receive payment until September 26, 2010. I insured my package both ways for $20000 and paid hundreds of dollars for the insurance.
I have been calling UPS since then. Nobody ever returned my calls. Finally, today I get a call from UPS saying "Sorry, we can't help you, we did our part and delivered your package and collected payment. They did not collect the payment requested.
The driver basically picked up a check that looked like a 2 year old drew it on a piece of construction paper and handed my ring over to somebody other that the person it was addressed to. the detectives working on the case called into the security dept thur ups and they told them " tell her to sue us, we go thru this all of the time and we always win". I would have never shipped my ring if I knew that UPS was lying to me. They told me they ckecked ID first, collected whatever form of payment I requested, and then handed over my package.
They didnt do either. I am now out a $26k wedding ring, that was insured thru UPS, and the have the audacity to tell me "sue us"