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    Adding security to a transfer - ??

    If i was to send something of value (a phone) to someone from a forum (not this one) how can i secure myself without receiving payment first, what details could i take ?

    Bank details ? (is it safe for him to give me these)
    etc

    Thanks

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    land line mobile home address, check it out on google maps etc, phone the phone and confirm its the buyer

    A recent bill with his name on would help prove he lived there,

    Original Poster

    cribert;6411973

    land line mobile home address, check it out on google maps etc, phone the … land line mobile home address, check it out on google maps etc, phone the phone and confirm its the buyer



    I have his mobile number as i have been texting him and i have his address for sending the phone to, i will ask for his landline number and then tell him i will be giving him a ring now. thanks

    Keep the ideas coming

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    tonyg1962;6412004

    A recent bill with his name on would help prove he lived there,



    Perfect idea mate, cheers

    james_lfc;6412014

    I have his mobile number as i have been texting him and i have his … I have his mobile number as i have been texting him and i have his address for sending the phone to, i will ask for his landline number and then tell him i will be giving him a ring now. thanks Keep the ideas coming



    Don't just fall for a landline number mate. Skype allows you to buy a landline number for any part of the UK. I live in Manchester, which is 0161, but on Skype you can buy a 020, 0151, 0121 or pretty much anywhere in the UK and you wouldn't be any closer to knowing their true identity or if the address you're sending the goods to is not just an empty address they've kicked the back door in for receiving the mail on the day after you send the goods special delivery.

    This scam is well known. They could receive you landline phone call sat outside a house in London using a laptop and you think you're dialling Birmingham.

    Why would you send before receiving payment?
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