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Is this a scam?

Discussion in 'The Shit List' started by Dr_Scythe, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. Dr_Scythe

    Dr_Scythe Regular Member

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    Just wondering what you guys think.

    Seems like a laundering scam but they have provided legit details as well.

    Guy has approached me asking me if I can list items for his business selling home appliances.

    He has provided me with the URL of their soon to be website. It is a .com.au website meaning it was registered with an Australian ABN/ACN. I looked up the ACN and it was registered 3 months ago and the name of the Company and website match up.

    He sais he has reached limitations on his new ebay account and can't sell more than $5000/mo.

    So he wants me to list the items, take the payment, take out my cut and forward the rest to them. Basically dropshipping for them.

    Opinions?
     
  2. oxonbeef

    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    Forward his cut after the items have been delivered.
     
  3. Dr_Scythe

    Dr_Scythe Regular Member

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    His response to asking about that was he will handle anyone paying by bank deposit and forward my cut. I handle paypal transactions and withdraw money from paypal to my bank and then forward it to him.

    Paypal in australia normally takes 3-5 days to withdraw funds so I couldn't transfer to him immediately and he said that was ok
     
  4. oxonbeef

    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    Stay away!
     
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  5. Dr_Scythe

    Dr_Scythe Regular Member

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    cheers for the advice.

    Just strange because I haven't been approached by anyone before who could present any sort of credentials. Or speak proper english :p
     
  6. eastwick

    eastwick Registered Member

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    The saying goes, if it sounds too good to be true- it probably is
     
  7. ScrapeBoss

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    Hey. You need to be very careful. The whole thing does not look real.
     
  8. withdrawal_business

    withdrawal_business Newbie

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    same as you, in my kind of business i stay far away from this kind of people and everything goes well. You wont be victim of any chargeback, keep in mind 45 days...
     
  9. testdrive

    testdrive Regular Member

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    Yep..

    I would stay away from this kind of transaction... I'm 98% sure this is a scam!
     
  10. harryv

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    yeah stay away...sometimes it takes weeks before the banks catch that his account really doesn't have the money.
     
  11. tridgeroy

    tridgeroy Junior Member

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    I was going to say seems like a good idea, but I've just noticed oxonbeef saying that you should stay away and he knows what he's talking about, so follow his advice and stay away.
     
  12. zen19

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    Total scam, never do things like this, you will end up bigtime out of pocket.