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Receiving $1000 to a stealth account on the first day - Safe?

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by DarthM, May 18, 2012.

  1. DarthM

    DarthM Regular Member

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    Hi,

    I'm in talks with someone who got my contact details off another forum to provide him a service. We agreed a price of $1000 and now he is asking me how to pay. One thing I am concerned about is that he may be a chargeback scammer. I noticed that (i) He is not a member of the forum where he got my email off (he must've found my sales thread, which contains my email, through a Google search), so I'm quite surprised he trusts me to do a $1k transaction having never dealt with me before. He even said that he forgot the URL of the page where he found me, and asked for it again - which I guess is understandable if he found me through a Google search and didn't note down the URL after emailing me. And (ii) His tone of conversation in the email exchange is very casual. I'd expect a more serious tone over a $1k deal. Again, this doesn't mean he's a scammer, but I would like to hedge myself.

    My plan is to create a new PayPal account (under a new IP obviously) to receive the $1k. As soon as I receive it, I will move it away and deliver the service. I don't care if the account gets limited after a few days, because I will move away the money on the day he sends it. My concern is, if I receive $1k on the first day of opening a new unverified PP account, will that account become instantly limited upon receipt of the money? Again, I don't mind if it gets limited after a few days, but I need it to be working for at least a few hours after I receive the funds.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  2. Leith

    Leith Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    It's happened to me before INSTANTLY when I received $1.5K

    Try and work out another payment alternative
     
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  3. artlocke

    artlocke Regular Member

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    You mean you're planning to send the $1k to your new unverified account? If it is unverified then there is no way you can withdraw nor to send that $1k to another account. If you would verify it using VCC you maybe able to send the money to your original account but once that fake account got limited because of the charged back, expect that your original account will be limited also. I did the same thing you are planning so I know exactly what would happen.
     
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  4. DarthM

    DarthM Regular Member

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    Damn... But thanks for the info. I'll try a different payment method, but if he doesn't agree, then I'll decline the order. Because although the service is easy for me to deliver, the margin is just 10%, so I'd still be $900 out of pocket if he chargesback. I would've accepted $1k through PayPal from him if he had bought smaller packages from me before, then at least I would have some assurance knowing that it's someone I've dealt with before.
     
  5. The Doctor

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    western union, moneygram, liberty reserve, bitcoin. those are all non reversible.
     
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  6. CyberknightTully

    CyberknightTully Junior Member Premium Member

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    Unverified PP accnts are generally limited to $500 USD transfer per month. $1.5K in at a single shot and verification will be required or the funds may be held for up to 180 days. At the end of the 180 days, PP will issue a CHECK if there has been no verification but will indeed require some form of verification for even THAT!

    If you can't verify enough to receive a check, the clock can start again and it's legal.

    PayPal sucks.
     
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  7. D4RK KNIGHT

    D4RK KNIGHT Regular Member

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    Yeah hes right they dont like you sending so much so soon and can freeze funds if they want to.
     
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  8. RTM77

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    Check paypal off your list and consider what [​IMG] FuManChu said.
     
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  9. brwipens

    brwipens Regular Member

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    maybe consider escrow.com but definitely not an unverified PP acct.
     
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  10. Neo240

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    Moneybookers is one way too. Alternatively you may use PP from any Indian friend. Their PayPal get withdrawn to bank daily, so chances of charge backs are low. But I think the account will be banned soon too lol.

    But in all honesty try out Moneybookers,low fees and no charge backs.
     
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  11. redclover

    redclover BANNED BANNED

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    You will really want to be careful with Pay-pal...There really difficult to deal with
    and yes I have had my account limited just within hours of that much money going
    into a fresh stealth account. Remember most actions on Pay-pal or automated so
    it does not take much to screw you up with pay-pal. Get the money another way is my
    advice.
     
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