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Ebay scam?

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banned6y, 6m agoPosted 6 years, 6 months ago
I'm glad to have bought the item you advertised on ebay.I actually wanna buy the item as a birthday gift for my friend in Lagos,Nigeria.I'm not home at the moment,I'm presently in Asia on an official assignment, that why am buying on ebay with my PayPal account,I'd like you to do me a favor of posting the item directly to my friend in Lagos,Nigeria.I'll pay extra postage fee to Nigeria.Pls get back to me asap with the item's present condition.I'll make payment via PayPal as soon as i read from you..
Regards
Alex John

i take it this is a scam? what happens if i let him buy it? shall i open another paypal account for him to pay into then send it to my proper one? will that work?> or shall i steer clear?
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banned6y, 6m agoPosted 6 years, 6 months ago
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#1
Just ignore them and dont reply - its obvious its a scam!
banned#2
MANJ_007
Just ignore them and dont reply - its obvious its a scam!


they bought the item with buy it now tho :x
#3
It's definiteley a scam.

avoid.
#4
tec1x
they bought the item with buy it now tho :x


report it to ebay, and you should get your fees back.
#5
definate scam - had something almost identical when i sold a mobile on there - steer well clear
#6
Nigeria = scam
#7
civms47
Nigeria = scam


+1
banned#8
how do they scam you tho? just wondering?
#9
Tell them you wont post to nigeria and ask them politely to go scam someone else!
#10
Almost certainly a scam, I had very similar emails when i sold a phone, it may not be though, just be careful.

If they have paid already, and you have the cash in your account AND their paypal account has a confirmd address (which is also the address you are posting to) then you should be fine.

Chances are though, it is a scam, so if you get emails from paypal telling you that you have been paid then check the address it was sent from. The emails i had looked legit but the address was spoofed. Check your email headers.

If you have an email saying you have been paid (even if it says the money will be released at a later date for any reason) and when you check your paypal account there is no mention of the money, then it IS a scam.

Just make sure you are covered:
- There should be activity, pertaining to the deal, in your paypal account. You should be able to see the money
- When posting, ONLY post to a confirmed address.
#11
tec1x
how do they scam you tho? just wondering?


They falsify emails from paypal to make it look like they have paid you money, when they have not, and never intend to. They may try and tell you the cash will be "released" to you once you have given them a tracking number.
banned#12
I'm surprised the question even needs to be asked!
#13
why dont you tell them its ok then just see if they pay you the money, then just keep the money lol scam them back
#14
Report and relist.
With buy-it-now listings it might be worth your while putting the option for "require immediate payment on buy-it-now listings" on.
#15
yep SCAM report 2 ebay !!!!
#16
tec1x;8677988
how do they scam you tho? just wondering?


Serj;8678049
They falsify emails from paypal to make it look like they have paid you money, when they have not, and never intend to. They may try and tell you the cash will be "released" to you once you have given them a tracking number.


Or use hijacked ebay/paypal accounts its surprisingly simple to get login details from random people.

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