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Someone from Ghana wants to buy my products. How to avoid getting scammed?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Anonoptimization, Dec 21, 2016.

  1. Anonoptimization

    Anonoptimization Power Member

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    Basically I sell business products from the U.S. and someone in Ghana wants to buy products in bulk.

    He wants a sample to start with to test them- I think this is normal.

    For payments he wants to wire transfer me money.

    My question is- can wire transfers be reversed? How can I avoid getting scammed and know if this guy's legit?

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  2. stalin88

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    He seems legit. Wires can't be reversed once they hit your account. They are the most secure form of payment for the seller. Once it goes into your account its yours. From my experience after 3-4 hours after it leaves the buyer's account it can't be reversed.
     
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  3. USA282

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    Wire transfers are safe , just don't deliver anything unless you confirm from your bank about the payment.
     
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    Wire transfer cannot be reversed. But you have to thread carefully.
     
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    if you want something fancy and exotic - get T-girl.
    Never had and never even bother to deal with Ghana or similar.
    However - what is "Bisiness products"? seems quite wide range of tools can be called "biz prod"
     
  6. TheCloser2k7001

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    just dont deal with them. its that simple 90% of the time its a scam. ive been burned lots
     
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  7. Anonoptimization

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    By business products I meant products for businesses like fax machines and office supplies you can get on office sites.
     
  8. Neoalb

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    You might get into jail from that transfer or you won't be able to keep the money. Ghana is known for carders, like 80% of people there do some type of hacking/carding/spamming. I'd suggest you get payment in bitcoins or ask him to fly to you if the value is worth it.
     
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    Tell him to send Western Union - if he comes up with excuses then break the order up into pieces. You can't get scammed this way.
     
  10. Neoalb

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    If he's good he will use a stolen card to send through Western Union ;)
     
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    If he's very good he will get someone else (he is scamming) to willingly transfer the money from their account into yours LOL!
     
  12. neilbhabuta

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    I would avoid it personally. I know it seems like it's a loss if you do but it would be a bigger loss if he turns out to scam
     
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    I would only deal with it if I own a stealth paypal account and can withdraw the money to another account where I can get the money out in cash or Wire transfer.

    Also I would delay the process at least the time it takes for you to get the money out in cash! 7 - 10 days! That's how many Russians are dealing with ultra high risk transactions I have seen :)
     
  14. Neoalb

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    no need to get someone, they have tons of hacked accounts and will wire payments from those
     
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    you're ghana have to believe him
     
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    Avoid at any cost.Don't worth the headache you will get and time you will lost.
     
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    Whats wrong? If the seller is wiring the money, then there's no way to get it back.
     
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    Verify that he has an official business address, he places an order on official headed paper sent via fax, followed with letter. You confirm that his business telephone and address is legit.
    Check that is is a registered business.
    Arrange for payment via western union and have goods shipped to the official business address.
    Also are the products you sell new or used?
    Why can't he find a local supplier?
    You can still be scammed so at least carry out some due diligence.
     
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    Btc, lite coin , doge coins etc etc are safe and not reversible