A&P this has to be a scam....right?

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  1. FlashhslaF

    FlashhslaF New Member

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    I really appreciate the quick reply.I am buying this item for a son of
    mine schooling overseas and i will be adding $100 for the shipping and
    handling.I would have made this transaction locally but am presently
    out of town so kindly get back to me with your PayPal email address
    for me to remit the funds ASAP and once payment is being received from
    PayPal you can be able to ship this item i am doing this very fast
    because i have promised my son that the item will be there soonest
    kindly get back to me as soon as you can as for us to transact very
    fast, Hope to read from you soon.
    Regards
    ____________________________________

    Im selling some stuff on CL, the moment he said overseas, im like fake, but he's willing to pay through paypal. I told him i won't ship the stuff out until i get the payment in my bank account from paypal....so with that if paypal transfer the money to my bank, is it no longer a scam?

    im just confused as to when and how will this scam actually affect me. :dunno:
     
  2. Mutombo

    Mutombo New Member

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    1) Buying for someone else (usually relative). Check.
    2) Shipping overseas. Check.
    3) Will add extra to cover the inconvenience. Check.
    4) Want to complete deal ASAP, sight unseen. Check.
    5) Boilerplate email that does not even reference specific item being sold. Check.
     
  3. FlashhslaF

    FlashhslaF New Member

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    fair enough....so when does the scam actually happen?
     
  4. FusionZ06

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    When they pay you with fraudulent funds.
     
  5. UnNakedChef

    UnNakedChef 2jz Sackrider Holder

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    And his funds get YANKED back out of his account.

    I'd follow through and get him to paypal it to you and just sit on it. It may trigger a fraud alert that at least lets the actual account holder know his account has been compromised, if that is what it is.

    Plus it's always fun to ship boxes of rocks and make them pay an import duty by declaring the value high. :rofl:
     
  6. FlashhslaF

    FlashhslaF New Member

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    so when paypal sends the amount into my account, it is not real money? How does the money get yanked from my account?

    just trying to understand their tactics..
     
  7. UnNakedChef

    UnNakedChef 2jz Sackrider Holder

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    Your paypal is linked to one of your bank accounts. When you get the money, it is real money. You can take it out and spend it on a hooker, but later, when the charges get reversed because it was outright fraud, that money comes RIGHT back out of your account and back to the person/bank that it belongs too and you are now left with no money, and no product...but you are left with one HELL of a learning experience, and possibly herpes.
     
  8. Keiphus

    Keiphus my dog eats bears

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    I say play along and ship some rocks, sounds solid to me. Get one of those $4.99 USPS flat rate boxes. Put some crazy shit in there, child porn, dead squirrel, etc.
     
  9. tenplanescrashing

    tenplanescrashing Active Member

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    Adding money to transaction without asking, bad grammar, shipping a Craigslist ad, and buying for someone else are all 100% signs of a scam.

    Don't try to work around things, don't try to get more information...just move on and take only cash for anything sold through craigslist.

    ONLY CASH!

    Did you read that? Because people don't read anything on the internet anymore...

    ONLY CASH!
     
  10. Drunken Karnie Midget

    Drunken Karnie Midget In Yeo We Trust, All Others Pay Cash OT Supporter

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    This. You'sa gonna get robbed son.
     
  11. legendr34

    legendr34 Titanium Member

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    do it and don't send the item
     
  12. asdfbunk

    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    Make sure you look at the cash too, fucking counterfeit bills almost got me once :o
     
  13. EWhytsell

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    My wife works as a Bank Manager and sees people get scammed like this all the time. The funds will look like they transfered just fine and then in about 10-14 days the account turns out to be closed or something and you lose the money. Pretty standard scam.

    One thing you could do is go ahead and as soon as the money hits your account withdrawal it as cash. Once this happens you have the money and your bank is the ones who get to take the loss. She ends up having this problem a few times a month as well.
     
  14. Drunken Karnie Midget

    Drunken Karnie Midget In Yeo We Trust, All Others Pay Cash OT Supporter

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    The bank will still pull the money, leaving you with a nice fat overdraft... Banks don't eat the scams, the customers do.
     

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