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    is this a scam?

    ... or am i being too cautious? Listed my laptop for sale on friday-ad and got email from uk email address asking what best price is and we've agreed a price but they say they work in airport and would i post it if they pay via paypal, and that they'll pay an extra 40 for postage (which seems like alot!)
    What do you think?

    43 Comments

    What do you think?



    Scam.

    Banned

    I dont understand why he cant have it delievered to a home adress still. We all work, but doesnt mean thats where we have our parcels dropped off.

    scam.

    Well you can always get money back via PayPal so that should be a fine way of doing it only way i see this as a scam is to say his addreas IS the airport :thumbsup:, 40 quid is alot though for a laptop if this is genuine package it very secure lol :-D

    tell him to pay via paypal gift and u will ship it where ever he wants

    Original Poster

    Yeah i suspected as much... reckon they're going to reverse the paypal or something? what about if i suggest them paying by BT or is that being a mug if they're a scammer?

    are they asking you to post it to the airport????
    Sounds very dodgey to me :thumbsup:

    torapoole;5554916

    Yeah i suspected as much... reckon they're going to reverse the paypal or … Yeah i suspected as much... reckon they're going to reverse the paypal or something? what about if i suggest them paying by BT or is that being a mug if they're a scammer?



    Why would you want to deal with a scammer?

    Original Poster

    SABJ;5554914

    tell him to pay via paypal gift and u will ship it where ever he wants



    if they paypal gift it does that mean that they can't later claim the money back or complain that it is faulty when it isn't?

    I think the answer to your question is YES, its a scam :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    bigflump;5554919

    are they asking you to post it to the airport????Sounds very dodgey to me … are they asking you to post it to the airport????Sounds very dodgey to me :thumbsup:



    No, i think a home address, but they cant collect as they work at airport and so i guess away from this area

    torapoole;5554916

    Yeah i suspected as much... reckon they're going to reverse the paypal or … Yeah i suspected as much... reckon they're going to reverse the paypal or something? what about if i suggest them paying by BT or is that being a mug if they're a scammer?


    What about you walk away from the deal NOW PLEASE.

    Original Poster

    thesaint;5554922

    Why would you want to deal with a scammer?



    Incase they're not and I'm missing out on a genuine buyer

    Original Poster

    fair enough... not sure what to email back to them.... lol. Why can't people just be honest!?

    Banned

    bigflump;5554919

    are they asking you to post it to the airport????Sounds very dodgey to me … are they asking you to post it to the airport????Sounds very dodgey to me :thumbsup:



    ''they say they work in airport and would i post it if they pay via … ''they say they work in airport and would i post it if they pay via paypal''




    Yes.

    Original Poster

    Emailed back saying i will only deal in person.
    Am cross though,there are too many scammers in the world and it makes me angry!
    Cheers for all the help, will add rep to all x

    torapoole;5554940

    fair enough... not sure what to email back to them.... lol. Why can't … fair enough... not sure what to email back to them.... lol. Why can't people just be honest!?



    Crime pays.

    Whats a 'uk email address' anyway?

    i think what they are saying is.......the seller had it as collection......but the buyer cannot collect and would prefer it to be posted ......is this correct? lol its very confusing

    torapoole;5554924

    if they paypal gift it does that mean that they can't later claim the … if they paypal gift it does that mean that they can't later claim the money back or complain that it is faulty when it isn't?




    yeh im pretty sure you cant get the money back if you send via paypal gift, anyone back me up on this im not 100% but pretty sure,

    it should tell you somewhere on paypal site tho :thumbsup:

    Banned

    jah128;5554963

    Whats a 'uk email address' anyway?



    im guessing he means .co.uk

    torapoole;5554938

    Incase they're not and I'm missing out on a genuine buyer

    Look there will be lots more buyers out there if its a ok deal so please just wait :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    thesaint;5554958

    Crime pays.



    Sir_Allan;5554979

    im guessing he means .co.uk



    That means next to nothing though, anybody can get a, for example, hotmail.co.uk address from anywhere :thumbsup:

    maybe the person buying it is tom hanks, and he lives there :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    jah128;5554963

    Whats a 'uk email address' anyway?



    Meant .co.uk

    tazandsaz;5554969

    i think what they are saying is.......the seller had it as … i think what they are saying is.......the seller had it as collection......but the buyer cannot collect and would prefer it to be posted ......is this correct? lol its very confusing



    Sorry if I was unclear, what you said is right!

    SABJ;5554972

    yeh im pretty sure you cant get the money back if you send via paypal … yeh im pretty sure you cant get the money back if you send via paypal gift, anyone back me up on this im not 100% but pretty sure, it should tell you somewhere on paypal site tho :thumbsup:



    I think I'm just going to give this one a wide berth after the advice I've had but thanks anyway :thumbsup:

    Sir_Allan;5554979

    im guessing he means .co.uk



    I doooo!

    waterloo;5554982

    Look there will be lots more buyers out there if its a ok deal so please … Look there will be lots more buyers out there if its a ok deal so please just wait :thumbsup:



    Done, I've had enough of scammers for one week tbh and if there's a possibility that this is a scam I've decided I'm not going near it!

    Original Poster

    bigflump;5554990

    maybe the person buying it is tom hanks, and he lives there :thumbsup:



    Haha that made me chuckle

    Banned

    jah128;5554988

    That means next to nothing though, anybody can get a, for example, … That means next to nothing though, anybody can get a, for example, hotmail.co.uk address from anywhere :thumbsup:



    Of course my friend, easily done. Even checking the IP and it coming back as U.K based is still easy to get around. i was just simply saying what i thought the Thread starter was referring to. but i know what you mean.

    Original Poster

    Sir_Allan;5555006

    Of course my friend, easily done. Even checking the IP and it coming back … Of course my friend, easily done. Even checking the IP and it coming back as U.K based is still easy to get around. i was just simply saying what i thought the Thread starter was referring to. but i know what you mean.



    Oh dear, I really am naive aren't I? Or just a bit dense in thinking that you have to be from the uk to get a .co.uk.... just as well you lot are around to tell me otherwise

    Banned

    i sold some stuff on ebay, mainly electrical items, buyer then sends a dodgy paypal reciept to "prove" he has paid then harrasses you to post item, well dodgy i reckon

    torapoole;5554940

    fair enough... not sure what to email back to them.... lol. Why can't … fair enough... not sure what to email back to them.... lol. Why can't people just be honest!?



    Lots of people are dishonest, as you've found out twice recently xD

    What happend about the deposit for your flat/house?

    My gf and I are moving soon but we used an estate agent, not gumtree =D

    Original Poster

    rwm24;5555055

    Lots of people are dishonest, as you've found out twice recently xDWhat … Lots of people are dishonest, as you've found out twice recently xDWhat happend about the deposit for your flat/house?My gf and I are moving soon but we used an estate agent, not gumtree =D



    I know, I'm just naive as I said and I don't expect people to be out to scam.... perhaps I'd be better off thinking everyone was dishonest and that way I won't get burned but it's just not in my nature really. At least I got this one before I got swindled!!
    Still trying to get deposit back- solicitor (my dad!) spoke to him and threatened all sorts of legal/police action and he has til sunday to return money or we'll proceed with that so it's just a waiting game really. Won't be using gumtree again though, which is a shame because I imagine that the majority of listings on there ARE genuine.

    torapoole;5555066

    I know, I'm just naive as I said and I don't expect people to be out to … I know, I'm just naive as I said and I don't expect people to be out to scam.... perhaps I'd be better off thinking everyone was dishonest and that way I won't get burned but it's just not in my nature really. At least I got this one before I got swindled!!Still trying to get deposit back- solicitor (my dad!) spoke to him and threatened all sorts of legal/police action and he has til sunday to return money or we'll proceed with that so it's just a waiting game really. Won't be using gumtree again though, which is a shame because I imagine that the majority of listings on there ARE genuine.



    I'm even more cautious than you, I had a look on gumtree and found some nice places but didn't go for them because I just don't trust people :w00t:

    Have you found a new place or are you gonna have to save up again before moving?

    Original Poster

    rwm24;5555081

    I'm even more cautious than you, I had a look on gumtree and found some … I'm even more cautious than you, I had a look on gumtree and found some nice places but didn't go for them because I just don't trust people :w00t:Have you found a new place or are you gonna have to save up again before moving?



    Your approach is very sensible- we'll be going the agent route next time even if it means paying a bit more deposit/ admin. We haven't found anywhere else yet- I'm still stinging a bit from what happened and we are lucky in that we can crash with our parents so we're just taking our time, seeing if we get the money back and if not it'll probably be the end of July provided we find somewhere.
    When do you move in with your gf? Exciting times!!

    torapoole;5555096

    Your approach is very sensible- we'll be going the agent route next time … Your approach is very sensible- we'll be going the agent route next time even if it means paying a bit more deposit/ admin. We haven't found anywhere else yet- I'm still stinging a bit from what happened and we are lucky in that we can crash with our parents so we're just taking our time, seeing if we get the money back and if not it'll probably be the end of July provided we find somewhere.When do you move in with your gf? Exciting times!!



    We had to pay a £200 admin fee and I think it's £750odd deposit but I also have to pay 6 months rent in advance to avoid a £75 garantor fee.... I can see why avoiding all these fees is appealing as they nearly put us off moving but my gf fell in love with the place after viewing it.

    We put the application in last thursday and they are doing a credit check on us but I think the manager of the estate agent likes us (we started talking about hamsters!) and they hinted that they might not let anyone else apply. We are hoping to move in on the 24th of July and i'm very excited :-D

    Good ol' bank of mum and dad, i'm also very lucky that my parents have money as I do not work but I am due for a big payout from a motorbike accident 19 months ago so my dad is happy to give me money because he knows he'll get it back eventually.

    torapoole;5554930

    No, i think a home address, but they cant collect as they work at airport … No, i think a home address, but they cant collect as they work at airport and so i guess away from this area




    So he works 24/7 at the airport ??

    Ask him to send cash via recorded delivery or [COLOR="Red"][SIZE="5"]NO DEAL[/SIZE][/COLOR]. There are plenty more other buyers out there.

    Just because it's a uk mail addy, doesn't make it genuine.

    Original Poster

    rwm24;5555119

    We had to pay a £200 admin fee and I think it's £750odd deposit but I a … We had to pay a £200 admin fee and I think it's £750odd deposit but I also have to pay 6 months rent in advance to avoid a £75 garantor fee.... I can see why avoiding all these fees is appealing as they nearly put us off moving but my gf fell in love with the place after viewing it.We put the application in last thursday and they are doing a credit check on us but I think the manager of the estate agent likes us (we started talking about hamsters!) and they hinted that they might not let anyone else apply. We are hoping to move in on the 24th of July and i'm very excited :-DGood ol' bank of mum and dad, i'm also very lucky that my parents have money as I do not work but I am due for a big payout from a motorbike accident 19 months ago so my dad is happy to give me money because he knows he'll get it back eventually.



    Ahh I'm jealous, I can't wait to move in with my boyf (even if it has been soured abit by this stupid scammer!)
    I'm sure if they're doing a credit check the place is basically yours! All the best for the move, let us know how it goes.

    Original Poster

    tallpete33;5555133

    So he works 24/7 at the airport ??Ask him to send cash via recorded … So he works 24/7 at the airport ??Ask him to send cash via recorded delivery or [COLOR="Red"][SIZE="5"]NO DEAL[/SIZE][/COLOR]. There are plenty more other buyers out there. Just because it's a uk mail addy, doesn't make it genuine.



    I've told them i only want a face to face transaction and had no reply so i guess that solves that one for me! I'm feeling quite pleased that I (with the help of HUKD obv!) caught this one!

    torapoole;5555136

    Ahh I'm jealous, I can't wait to move in with my boyf (even if it has … Ahh I'm jealous, I can't wait to move in with my boyf (even if it has been soured abit by this stupid scammer!) I'm sure if they're doing a credit check the place is basically yours! All the best for the move, let us know how it goes.



    We've been living together for 9 months now, we moved in together near the uni she got accepted in otherwise it would have been a pain to see each other.

    I'm not sure what my credit is like but it should be ok as i've been paying for rent/bills for the last 9 months.

    My hamster is sooo naughty, she keeps leaping off the sofa while im trying to type this!

    Original Poster

    rwm24;5555150

    We've been living together for 9 months now, we moved in together near … We've been living together for 9 months now, we moved in together near the uni she got accepted in otherwise it would have been a pain to see each other.I'm not sure what my credit is like but it should be ok as i've been paying for rent/bills for the last 9 months.My hamster is sooo naughty, she keeps leaping off the sofa while im trying to type this!



    Ahh sounds nice
    lol your hamster needs to meet mine (although maybe not cos i've heard they eat each other).... she was in her ball earlier rattling round like a maniac with her little bum wiggling away, so cute!

    Anyway i'm off to bed, thanks everyone for the advice and stopping me getting scammed! Night all xx
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