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 Post subject: is this a paypal scam?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:44 pm 
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the buyer claims to be a sailor at sea
wants to buy a motorbike unseen, for more than the asking price!
how can he NOT pay throug paypal???
thanks
demoderyck

THIS IS THE MESSAGE HE SENT...
Name: Edward Latin
Email: edlatin@gmail.com
Day Phone:
Evening Phone:


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Just viewed your listing and will like to purchase it. I am willing to offer you $2,100 for it,pls let me know if you accept my offer,payment will be through paypal and the pick up will be arranged.

Thank you for using DIGIADS,


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 Post subject: Re: is this a paypal scam?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:54 pm 
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Yes it's a scammer... using Paypal they can do a chargeback claiming they never received the goods or they used a stolen credit card and there have also been cases where the Paypal account was a stolen account... either way you would lose out... to be safe, always do money transactions in person to avoid any problems.


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 Post subject: Re: is this a paypal scam?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:54 am 
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demoderyck wrote:
wants to buy a motorbike unseen, for more than the asking price!


Paying more than the asking price is called an Overpayment Scam and you would be paid with a counterfeit cheque/money order (if not using PayPal). No genuine person will do that. Run away from all such buyers like this. Chargebacks, as ximora has said, is a big problem.

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 Post subject: Re: is this a paypal scam?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:00 am 
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Jep - looks definitely scammer-like to me, but the thing that I ask myself is actually - some scammers are quite perfectly hidden - so how do I seperate those from the real ones that are not spamy?


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 Post subject: Re: is this a paypal scam?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:46 pm 
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A sailor at sea would have a government e-mail. You're unlikely to get scammed like that since that sailor would get in MAJOR trouble for using a government email to commit a crime. Unless he is not a sailor at all, then you would be getting scammed. I would check up on his story a little before you right him off completely.

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 Post subject: Re: is this a paypal scam?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:50 pm 
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I got a similar email see below:

Thanks for mailing back, i will like to offer $11,800and am ok with the condition. Am buying it for my vacation,because i'll be coming soon from our rig as am a petroleum engineer on a rig offshore,i won't be able to come for the inspection due to the nature of my work,i would have love to call in person but our satellite server has been down which restrict our calls.i will be paying you through PayPal,pls get back to me with your PayPal details so i can proceed with the payment and contact the courier agent who will come to pick it up and deliver it in my place.
Await your reply.
Kelvin
PS: More pictures will be appreciated. Thanks

Funny how nothing allows them to contact you in person...


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 Post subject: Re: is this a paypal scam?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 12:03 am 
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Just got another one:

Thanks for mailing back,am ok with the condition and the price,i won't be able to come for the inspection due to my work basis.

I have a private courier agent that will come for the pick up after the payment have been made ...so no shipping included.

I will be paying you through PayPal acct,you can send me your PayPal email so i can pay in right away.If you don't have a paypal account, you can easily set up one...log on to www.paypal.com.au and sign up. its very easy.please do get back to me with your PayPal email so i can proceed with the payment and contact the courier agent that will come to pick it up and deliver to my location.

Await your reply.....
Sunday.

Updating my ad to include: PLEASE NOTE BIKE WILL NOT BE SOLD TO ANYONE NOT ON DRY LAND I HAVE A KINKY FETISH FOR CASH AND LIKE TO RUB IT OVER MY NEKKID BODY DURING THE TRANSACTION...

Hopefully my point will be made.


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