Thought I'd share another scam that was tried on me!
Ok this time I was selling an item on ebay. Someone won/bought the item and paid using their Paypal account.
I decided to help myself by checking the monies are in there and transfer to bacs account straight away.
So far everything was all good and I was chuffed.
After a bit looking carefully I noticed there was a message sent to me by the buyer within ebay saying that they needed to collect the item and that they were travelling in a couple of hours and couldn't be at their home address in time for the parcel etc.
I also found the same message in Paypal account next to the transaction in the form of a little notepad icon.
So this dude (probably Rantilla's cousin) decides to call me the same day and tell me he's going to 'Spain' in a couple of hours or so and needed to pick up his newly won/bought item asap instead of me sending it to his 'Paypal Confirmed' address.
He said that he'd send some friend down to collect it in about half an hour and I just needed to give him my address. <---(I think this was the thing he needed most!)
Oh and, "I'll give him a password to say to you, so you know it's him and not anyone else?"
Anyway, as I already knew that if I had given him the item I wouldn't have been covered by Paypal, I refused and said I'd only send it to the Paypal confirmed address... He couldn't even tell me that address but instead only the one he had messaged me through ebay and Paypal.
He even tried asking me for his own correct address... like I was going to give him it? He really sounded desperate then.
"Oh, Paypal will cover you if I send some ID with my friend?"
"Just give me your address yeah and I promise you I give you a positive feedback straight away"
Anyway, no, was the answer that he got, to which he quickly said, " No worries I'll find another way to bum you! And dropped the call.
I called him back and there were a few of them talking mumbo jumbo and one said,
"...I'm the biggest fraudster... We do this x amount of times a day." "You're lucky... If you had given your address, we would have dun ya!"
They also said lots of other garbage too and then cut the line.
Aaanyway, they didn't make anything off me. Instead they got me to write this up about the their attempted fraud.
It seems as though the fraudsters some how hacked into the buyers ebay and Paypal account? Were able to buy and pay for the item but didn't know some of the buyers details.
Also I think they were able to ask ebay or paypal for some of my contact details as they were seemingly buying. I think it was something like this as I had an email from paypal or ebay saying that the buyer had requested it. They managed to get my name and telephone number but no address and nothing else.
I hope nobody falls for these stupid tricks.
Lastly to these fraudsters... What goes around, comes around.
I really sensed how proud you were of being a fraudster. Yeah, I real big thief. How can you be proud of someone elses hard earned and rightful cash?!
Ask yourself would you like it if someone did that you? Or your mom, dad and children etc?
Do you think they'd be proud of you?!
Do you not have the intelligence to earn your own money?
There's one thing doing it (which is still wrong) and feeling it some sort of necessity. But you seemed so proud of your filthy degrading crimes! Dude (and your cronies)... You're all low!
I could probably carry on but over to you guys.