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authorizedappraisal a scam?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by wke102, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. wke102

    wke102 Regular Member

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    Hi, I've been encountered by a person saying he wants to buy my domain from me and asked me to do an appraisal through authorizedappraisal.
    After the appraisal, he said he could not buy the domain, instead he asked me to list the domains to auction in authorizedappraisal.
    I suspect that the website owner and the buyer is the same person, can someone help? :(
     
  2. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Yes, this is a classic scam.

    What help do you want? Don't fall for it again and move on...
     
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    Scam...
     
  4. wke102

    wke102 Regular Member

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    Can I file a dispute on Paypal?
    I've contacted Paypal and they told me to file a dispute,
    but I don't know which part to check it, the product is not damaged nor it is a fake...etc.
     
  5. wke102

    wke102 Regular Member

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    Here is what he replied me after I paid and got the appraisals

    Thank you. I accept your valuation. It's very professional and reasonable.

    Unfortunately, our client has bought a big package recently and does not
    have enough money to buy your domain right now. He is asking to wait for 1-2
    months.

    If we buy the domain direct from you we won't be able to transfer it for two
    months due to ICAAN rule. This rule prohibits reselling during two months
    after purchasing.

    Of course, we will do our best to force our buyer to buy as soon as
    possible. But I suggest you not to reserve the domain for one month. Why
    wait? I'm sure we
    can resell your domain to other buyers. We have several potential buyers for
    your name. If you agree with to pay us 15% commission upon every
    sale we will start tomorrow.

    I wrote about reselling in first emails. The buyer will pay 85% to you and
    15% to me.If this sale fails I will look for other buyers. I've already
    bought opt-in lists to promote your domains. I invested about $150 in these
    opt-in lists.

    I'm going to use your valuation in my promotio? Is it ok with you?

    We should use escrow or other reliable service for escrow and transfer.
    For example, if you list domains with AuthorizedAppraisal we
    can avoid the brokerage fee (10% at Sedo). They don't charge commission
    upon
    sale and offers free escrow. So we can save up to 10%-15%.

    Let me know what you think about my offer. I'm very interested in doing
    business with you.


    So anyone have any idea on getting the money back?

    And what to fill in the dispute section as I've already received the appraisals.
    Please help :(