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a quick tip on how to not get scammed .

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by blackhatter420, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. blackhatter420

    blackhatter420 BANNED BANNED

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    Don't send paypal as a gift no matter how trusted the person is. They will scam if it's big enough as its hard to get gifted money back.
     
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  2. HelloInsomnia

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    You shouldn't be using that ever for real transactions. Especially big ones. If somebody suggests that then you need to ask yourself what kind of person you are dealing with. If the fees are really an issue then it should already be factored into the price.
     
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    Not true. There are plenty of circumstances where it makes sense to send payment as a gift (not for fees). Look at Netmoney1 's Twitter verification service. You're sending $2,500 as a gift. When you understand the circumstance, it makes sense. Buy from a trusted seller and understand their reasoning. Don't blindly gift money but if there is logic behind it, it's not stupid.
     
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    If it's a trusted seller then I'd send as a gift. But not if it was someone I didn't know was 100% legit.
     
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    He's talking about 99.99% of the cases where sending as gift is risky in online business forums like BHW, not the 0.01% which you've thought is worth mentioning here.
     
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    That isn't really an issue as terms are clearly made in that thread, and it is to avoid the time wasters and scammers that would do a charge back.
    He also offered a guarantee so it was pretty safe. He has closed the thread now.
    I agree that using trusted sellers makes sense, but too many times noobs have gifted money to obvious scammers, so it makes sense to highlight the issue.
     
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    I agree, especially since noobs have a hard time picking out the trusted users from those who are not. The only reason I even mentioned this was because of the first reply claiming "You shouldn't ever use that for real transactions." and just wanted to point out that that's not ALWAYS the case.
     
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    Paypal is not the best payment processor, imho. Too easy to get scammed with that.
     
  9. GrahamCrackers

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    PayPal is a high risk but its what it is. I don't think it's the best way for services but i think it's okay in the sense to just weed out the negative and those who are genuine make up for it. I've lost more but in the long run. It's a quick fix. Unfortunately many manipulate it. Weigh your good with the bad.
     
  10. blackhatter420

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    You would be Surpized , I got scammed by a trusted seller on a tor site. He bailed and took my btcs.

    Any other site isn't diffrent . If one day the guy wants to get alot of money then leave then your out if you sent it as a gift. It's a small chance but there's always a risk that a trusted seller will bail.
     
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    Don't reinvent the wheel. It's all was created for you.
    DO NOT use PayPal - period.

    Use BTC. For large transaction, use escrow service you trust.

    Keep it semple
     
  12. andyframpton

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    The larger the transaction the more money PayPal take off you as commission.
    I would only send a gift to people I know. Once its gone it gone as a gift.
    I think it all depends on how much and who you are sending money too.