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Is a bank transfer a safe way to pay for a phone from a private online seller?

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What happens if the phone doesn't arrive in the post, or is not as described? The seller is saying PayPal isn't a safe option because you don't need to provide ID to open a PayPal account... Can any… Read More
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2m, 1w agoPosted 2 months, 1 week ago
What happens if the phone doesn't arrive in the post, or is not as described?
The seller is saying PayPal isn't a safe option because you don't need to provide ID to open a PayPal account...
Can anyone give me any advice please? Thanks
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2m, 1w agoPosted 2 months, 1 week ago
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#1
No. Stay well clear. Once he's got the money you've pretty much no way of getting it back should the phone "get lost in the post".

Paypal IS safe - especially so for a buyer. Avoid this purchase at all costs.

Edited By: miikeyblue on May 15, 2017 22:23
#2
Unless it's someone you know I wouldn't be sending any payment via bank transfer. If they won't accept PayPal forget it.
#3
Don't do it. PayPal is a very safe option for buyers as you can get your money back if there is a problem. There is no protection at all with Bank Transfers.
#4
Thank you very much miikeyblue, yug0 and chancooluk for your fast replies - I'm grateful ;)
#5
My dad sent postal cheque to a seller for an exercise bike. It never came and that money was gone for good. Why he done that is a mystery? Scammed I guess. Buyer Beware!
#6
Don't do it, or even with PayPal
#7
PAYPAL ONLY. Do not send money by bank transfer!!!
#8
"Helloo my friend! I am pleased to tell you you have won 1 million ugandan dollars. Now all I need is your bank account number and your sort code"
#9
slevinkelevra
"Helloo my friend! I am pleased to tell you you have won 1 million ugandan dollars. Now all I need is your bank account number and your sort code"


Huh? you can't withdraw money from an account with those details.
#10
NO USE PAYPAL GOODS AND SERVICES OR COLLECT LOCAL FROM THEIR HOUSE
#11
If it's on eBay report the seller for violating their terms and conditions.
#12
misterleoni
If it's on eBay report the seller for violating their terms and conditions.

whats against ebays terms and conditions?
#13
yeah the advice is don't pay using a bank transfer as I did once on Gumtree lost my money and got nothing at all apart from scammed
#14
usetheforceluke
misterleoni
If it's on eBay report the seller for violating their terms and conditions.

whats against ebays terms and conditions?


Buying outside of eBay from a listed item.
#15
LizzyUK
slevinkelevra
"Helloo my friend! I am pleased to tell you you have won 1 million ugandan dollars. Now all I need is your bank account number and your sort code"
Huh? you can't withdraw money from an account with those details.

Oh yes you can...
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/7174760.stm
#16
misterleoni
usetheforceluke
misterleoni
If it's on eBay report the seller for violating their terms and conditions.
whats against ebays terms and conditions?
Buying outside of eBay from a listed item.
He'd be reporting himself, as he's the buyer
#17
PayPal is the safest method but some peo0le can be trusted i had a women from Wales buy a phone off of me paid 150 for it and bank transferred but not all people can be trusted so be weary
#18
jasswan
LizzyUK
slevinkelevra
"Helloo my friend! I am pleased to tell you you have won 1 million ugandan dollars. Now all I need is your bank account number and your sort code"
Huh? you can't withdraw money from an account with those details.
Oh yes you can...http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/7174760.stm

That wasn't a withdrawal though. You or I could not take those details to a bank and obtain money with them.
#19
wayners
My dad sent postal cheque to a seller for an exercise bike. It never came and that money was gone for good. Why he done that is a mystery? Scammed I guess. Buyer Beware!

the bank can trace the account and provide info to the police surely. whether the police could've been bothered to investigate is a separate issue
#20
Blimey, if you are clever enough to access the web you should no bank transfer is safe way to pay but you have no back up service should anything go wrong.

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