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How do i Protect myself?

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by tonlilaz, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. tonlilaz

    tonlilaz Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Hi,

    I sold to game consoles on ebay a couple of days ago. Both purchases are from individuals with accounts over seas, but they have provided me with US based addresses. Both paid me via paypal

    I usually wait a couple of days for the 'payment to process' to wait an see if the funds are good. but what other things can i do to protect myself? I'm so over cautious due to the nigiran scams out there, and my biggest worry is that somehow paypal will come to me and say both accounts were fraudulent.

    what are some good ways to cover my ass?
     
  2. tatsu

    tatsu Newbie

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    withdraw the money.
    at least that way you have it.
    of course they could always charge your credit card on file, but then you can do the "paypal thing" and fight that charge :)
     
  3. BozoClown

    BozoClown Junior Member

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    That is a tough spot. You basically have no gaurantee.

    Ask them to give you a call and provide some information about the destination address.
     
  4. MiLiTARYiV

    MiLiTARYiV Senior Member

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    Its a scam.. Dont fall for it....
     
  5. bhnoobz

    bhnoobz BANNED BANNED

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    I would email security@paypal.com . I wouldn't accept cash from a US Paypal account from a foreigner , that's asking to lose cash. :(