Ebay/paypal Scam

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by relents, May 2, 2012.

  1. relents

    relents Newbie

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    Hi All,

    I have been on the receiving end of a eBay scam where I purchased a Iphone4 from a person with over 100 feedback. To later see his feedback plumit with negative feedback. Obviously I never received this phone but Paypal did refund me.

    Now from reading about the stealth paypal accounts and ebay. I am guessing the seller used this and therefor Paypal ultimately loose out.

    I have searched the forums and read for a few hours on similar scams but could never find something as such. I have a few questions on this.

    1. Do people get away with this?
    - How do they withdraw the money?
    - Anyone ever been caught?

    2. Anyone ever done this here? I know that its paypal losing out in the end and alot of people hate paypal.


    Please note - I am not interested in doing this myself I am just interested in the discussion.

    Regards,

    Relents
     
  2. 2011nfl

    2011nfl Supreme Member

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    Kinda funny you mentioned that, because I actually thought you were interested in trying the method til you said this... :D
     
  3. relents

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    Not at all, I would not like the risk. I just want to know if people actually do it and get away with it. If its this simple then people can take paypal for millions a year...

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    I will add to this. I read a post about someone scamming the 'scammers' by setting up a fake bank account and having them transfer money into their account for a percentage - people seemed interested in it but this method just seems a lot more safer and risk free. I have to be missing something right? It cant be that EASY to scam people via Ebay/paypal
     
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  4. BlackMeth

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    This was in a guide on HF not too long ago. Basically the buyer sends the money to a secondary paypal account and the person who operates that second Paypal sends it or withdrawls it before paypal can get it back.
     
  5. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    It's an interesting discussion indeed and it usually happens at the police station.
     
  6. Mr.Whitehat

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    ^^ not really. If that'd always happen then u will never ever see people crying thr hard earned moolah gone for ever lol
     
  7. foghorn

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    So no ones spilling the beans on this one huh? I would say if you just want to screw with/hinder scammers take the payment DONT SPEND IT and wait for them to take it back. It at least ties up money they could be using for other things/scams. I'm the type of person who will spend time messing with scammers. I dunno why its fun I'll be txting them all day long till they get SOOO pissed I piss myself laughing.