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  • Author: J
  • Date: 05.2.2013
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 (Votes #: 0)

Mek Tuns

There are a number of scams similar to this one, but I want to put the details out there so that others don't fall into the trap.

I posted a high price item on Craigslist. I received an email from a non-native English writer (very poor grammar, etc) inquiring about my item in a way that made him seem serious. After a few rounds of dialogue he agreed to make the purchase and asked for my Paypal email to complete the transaction. I informed him that I wanted to use the Paypal invoice feature to make sure that both Buyer and Seller are protected - this is seemingly a good service but you must follow the rules. The Buyer became vague in his emails at this point. I sent him the invoice and he sent me an email "from Paypal", ignoring my invoice. He followed with an email saying he made the payment, and asked me to ship the item ASAP. This is obviously a scam and his payment never showed up in my Paypal account. I called him out on it. Never heard from him again.

Here's the email, I've deleted personal information. I hope it helps others avoid some hassle:

[email protected]®
10:39 AM (11 hours ago)

Dear XXX

You have an Instant Payment of $4,499.00 USD from Cheryl Focht ([email protected]).

View the details of this transaction below
This transaction may not appear in the Recent Activity list on your Account Overview until you complete it.

Payment Details

Purchased From: XXXXX
Transaction ID:662140481J369252Y

Item Title Quantity Price Subtotal
1 $4,399 USD $4,399.00 USD

Shipping & Handling via UPS Next Day Air to 90813
(includes any seller handling fees) $100.00 USD
Shipping Insurance (not offered): --

Total: 4,499.00 USD

Shipping Information

Address: Sam noble
800 pacific ave #308 lb
Long Beach CA 90813
United States

Shipping Method:

Address status: Confirmed

NOTE: This PayPal funds has been deducted from the buyer's PayPal account ([email protected]) and has been " APPROVED " but will not be credited to your PayPal account until the shipment reference/tracking number is sent to us for shipment verification so as to secure both the buyer and the seller because Buyer pays for an item but never receives it or Buyer pays for an item but receives item significantly different than expected.Below are the necessary information requested before your account will be credited.

Send shipment details to us through this mail: ([email protected]) our customer service care will attend to you. As soon as you send us the shipment's tracking details for security purposes and the safety of the buyer with the seller, the money will be credited to your account.

Once shipment has been verified and the tracking number sent to us, You will receive a "CONFIRMATION EMAIL " from PayPal informing you that the Money has been credited .

Thank you for using PayPal!
The PayPal Team

Thank You for reading of this Complaint / Review.
Complaint author: J

Country: USA
State: All USA

Category: Miscellaneous

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