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Help Please Looks Dodgy To Me

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by mattbowden, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. mattbowden

    mattbowden Regular Member

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    I have been advertising on Uk Gumtree some watches not fake but have had no joy then all of a sudden I get two in a day. I requested payment through paypal only to have the funds held for 21 days. i have also noticed that the delivery address is nigeria what do I do next I am conerned about being scammed
     
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    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Nigeria = 100% scam
     
  3. Tallen

    Tallen Newbie

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    When you see the address = Nigeria, RUN FOR THE HILLS!

    100% scam
     
  4. character

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    not sure how nigeria isnt banned from the internet yet
     
  5. tygrus

    tygrus Supreme Member

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    Simple. Don't ship until 21 day hold is released.
     
  6. mattbowden

    mattbowden Regular Member

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    they have requested a tracking code for the order so they will release the funds
     
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    Don't send the watches.
    There's a chance of 99.99999999999% (hell, 100%) that it's scam.
     
  8. onizuka

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    No way would I ship. Refund the money and block them.
    100% you get hit with a chargeback from paypal after shipping.
     
  9. mattbowden

    mattbowden Regular Member

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    paypal is now shit I will not use them again what are the alternatives
     
  10. foxriver

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    I'd send them an email and tell em "order will be shipped when cash payment received" :D

    Like someone said above, run for the hills!
     
  11. professional20

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    Email them back saying something along the lines of:

    hello Mr/Mrs X,

    I have recently received 3,500,000 USD from the FBI, but they are charging a fee a fee of xxx to send me the monies, hence why i am selling these. please send me the payment via western union and once i receive the monies from fbi i will send you your monies back via paypal plus the watches free! k thx bye
     
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  12. mattbowden

    mattbowden Regular Member

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    no are you twat sorry rephrase that retard prick
     
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    go with your gut feeling! anytime you think something is a scam it probably is! better to be safe than sorry ;)

    exactly how much are you set to loose? :)

    if its a high dollar i wouldn't entertain it leaving the country you reside in!
     
  14. mattbowden

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    Only £150 but there is no way I sending out with out payment up front. This policy of paypals is shit I wont be using them again
     
  15. mattbowden

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  16. mattbowden

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    Fuck pay pal what are the alternatives
     
  17. ForDummies

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    That e-mail you posted above is a clear fake, there are spelling and grammar mistakes everywhere and the biggest giveaway is that the e-mail address is not even a Paypal address.

    It's a common scam, in actuality they have not sent you any money and if you log in to your Paypal account you will not see any money from them. Pending transactions will still show in your account, though with the status "pending".

    I find it ironic that Paypal's method of "protection" (21-day hold) is being used to scam sellers.