Moneygram payment request by amazon market place seller

Got an e-mail from a seller telling me to send a Moneygram? I have never used a moneygram but im sure it is a form of money transfer...

Then I saw this from amazon:
Paying Your Seller
Do not use PayPal, Money Orders, Wire Transfers, Cash or Cheque when paying for Marketplace items. To be fully protected only use Amazon.co.uk Marketplace when purchasing Marketplace items.

The e-mail looks more than legit as it contains links that take you staight to amazon.co.uk yet I don't know how to confirm with amazon that it is a legitimate transaction as there is no mention on my orders page in my amazon account?

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SuperEd

wouldnt do it

That'll be a hacked account. Does it ask to send the moneygram to Italy by any chance?

only pay via Amazon payment services. Amazon sellers / buyers don't get your email address when you place an order. I wouldn't trust it but report it to Amazon instead

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g1bbuk

That'll be a hacked account. Does it ask to send the moneygram to Italy … That'll be a hacked account. Does it ask to send the moneygram to Italy by any chance?



No greece

All payments go to amazon and they dish out the readies to the seller.

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Rhianne

Googling suggests not to do … Googling suggests not to do it!http://www.financialcrisis2009.org/forum1/Credit/Amazon-payment-question-154418.htm



Yeah thats exactly what happened to me, the item is now off amazon and is nowhere to be found..

how would i report it or confirm the transaction with amazon though?

They don't have a 'contact us' link like everyone else..//??

follow link click now click on your orders and log in your orders are shown including any market place seller.
Forward the email to amazon if the item is not shown in your orders.

contact amazon by email or phone call back click you will then need to log in if not already
Edited by: "timber" 21st Jan 2011

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Amazon.co.​uk Add to contacts
To ------------myemail@hotmsnail.vom----------------
From: amazonsecure.pay@googlemail.com on behalf of Amazon.co.uk ([email protected])
Sent: 21 January 2011 16:38:06
To: --------myrealemail@hotmail.vom----------
Amazon.co.uk
Thanks for your order, Mr ----------yeahbutitsnotfree---------
We want you to buy with confidence anytime you purchase products on {Amazon.co.uk} -----------real link to amazon---------- from international sellers. That is why we guarantee purchases from Amazon Marketplace, Auctions, zShops, and Merchant sellers when you use Amazon Payments. The condition of the item you buy and its timely delivery are guaranteed under the {Amazon.co.uk}-----real again----- A-to-z Guarantee.
Ordering Information:
E-mail Address: ---------myemailadd@hotmail.com----------
Invoice Address:
Mr yeahbutitsnotfree------------
00bbbbbbbb Place----------
bbbbbbbb-------------
bbbbbbb--------------
West Yorkshire-------------
Bbbbbbb---------------
United Kingdom Delivery Address:
Mr Yeahbutitsnotfree---------------------
000nnnnnnn Place---------------------
nnnnnnn-----------------------
nnnn---------------------
West Yorkshire-----------------
BBbbb-------------------
United Kingdom
Order Grand Total: £400+---------
Order Summary:
Delivery Details: ------------sellersname-------------
Order #: -------------------6875687587565767 changedbyme--------
Subject: -----------------------------product-----------name------------------------------------------------
Delivery Method: Standard Delivery
Subtotal of Items: £400+-----------
Postage & Packing: £14.00--------------

------
Total for this order: £400+-------------

Delivery estimate: 21 Jan 2011 - 23 Jan 2011
1 "product---------------------------------------------------------------name--------------------------------
Sold by: [email protected]


Payment Details:

The seller requests to be paid via MoneyGram® Money Transfer.
To submit the payment with MoneyGram Money Transfer you have the following option:
Pay for the transfer with cash at a local MoneyGram agent.
Click here ----- moneygram website link-----to locate the a-gents in your area.
To confirm your payment with Amazon send the payment detaills from Money Gram: Confirm Payment ---------------goes to new outlook e-mail to pay-messages@live.com----------
Use this secure way to confirm your payment only if you feel unsafe to release the payment details directly to your seller.If you need further assistance contact Customer Center by Clicking here ---------------goes to new outlook e-mail to pay-messages@live.com----------
Once the payment was sent, provide the following information:
1) Reference Number (MoneyGram Reference Number):
2) Sender name :
3) Sender address :
4) City where you sent the money from:
5) Amount sent:
Then wait for the confirmation that the payment was received. After that you will receive the tracking number for your product.
The funds will not be released under any circumstances! We will hold the payment until you will send us your confirmation that you have received, inspected and you agree to keep the item. When we will have your confirmation we will transfer the funds to the seller. If the item it is not what was described you will ship it back to the seller and we will refund your money 100%.
E-mail Address: [email protected]
Ship from Address:
Elizabeth Crespo
12 Kerensa Gardens
Goonown St Agnes
Cornwall
TR5 0YX
United Kingdom
Payment Address:
Krisanta Hamilton
99, Vouliagmenis Av.
Athens
GR-11636
Greece

Where can I get help with reviewing my order?

Please Contact Amazon Customer Center by Clicking here ---------------goes to new outlook e-mail to pay-messages@live.com----------
Amazon.co.uk
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Prefer not to receive HTML mail? Click here --- goes to new outlook e-mail to pay-messages@live.com?

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Edited by: "yeahbutitsnotfree" 21st Jan 2011

amazonsecure.pay@googlemail.com

Oh really?

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strike

[email protected] Oh really?


exactly.. (_;)

oh oh. Mine is exactly the same but it isnt Amazon UK.. it is Amazon US. put I am given an ITALIAN place to send the money transfer.

I've had almost the exact same Amazon experience, this time with a Canon Digital SLR camera.
The 'Amazon order form' was received after the item was removed from Amazon.
Western Union as the preferred payment method. It is quite convincing!

The links for both payment confirmation and customer service point to this email: pay-messages@live.com & the 'invoice came from [email protected]

(Seller) E-mail Address: [email protected]
Ship from Address:
Richard Thompson
28 Cherry Tree Road
Bristol
BS16 4EX
United Kingdom

Payment Address:
Rene Bihari
Sofokleous 71
Athens
176 76
Greece

eztobyd

I've had almost the exact same Amazon experience, this time with a Canon … I've had almost the exact same Amazon experience, this time with a Canon Digital SLR camera.The 'Amazon order form' was received after the item was removed from Amazon.Western Union as the preferred payment method. It is quite convincing!The links for both payment confirmation and customer service point to this email: [email protected] & the 'invoice came from [email protected](Seller) E-mail Address: [email protected] from Address: Richard Thompson28 Cherry Tree RoadBristolBS16 4EXUnited KingdomPayment Address: Rene BihariSofokleous 71Athens176 76Greece



I nearly purchased a Nikon DSLR from this seller. But thankfully the price differential and a dodgy looking image on the seller's page made me suspicious. I can't believe that this is still allowed to go on, without no real way of reporting marketplace sellers. For example this 'Bihari' person still have an unbelievably cheap Nikon D800: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B00763MHB4/ref=sr_1_1_olp?ie=UTF8&qid=1352845229&sr=8-1&condition=used

Hope you all get your money back!

BE WORN !!!

AMAZON SELLER -nne8 OR anti4rfv
First name: RENE
Last name: BIHARI
Address: Venizelou 73
City/State: Athens
Postal Code: 10564
Country: Greece

like above xxyy3 wrote , i had similar situation with offer of nikon D600 used-like new

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B009A689TE/ref=sr_1_1_olp?ie=UTF8&qid=1353521124&sr=8-1&condition=used

i got amazons email with invoice to pay via Western Union ,

its a joke.
don`t be silly and don`t pay , this is may advice.
Edited by moderator: "Nov 21, 2012 18:14" 21st Nov 2012

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pstrykator666

BE WORN !!!AMAZON SELLER -nne8 OR anti4rfvFirst name: RENE Last name: … BE WORN !!!AMAZON SELLER -nne8 OR anti4rfvFirst name: RENE Last name: BIHARI Address: Venizelou 73 City/State: Athens Postal Code: 10564 Country: Greecelike above xxyy3 wrote , i had similar situation with offer of nikon D600 used-like newhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B009A689TE/ref=sr_1_1_olp?ie=UTF8&qid=1353521124&sr=8-1&condition=usedi got amazons email with invoice to pay via Western Union , its a joke. don`t be silly and don`t pay , this is may advice.



I'm totally worn.

No. Just no.

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pstrykator666

BE WORN !!!AMAZON SELLER -nne8 OR anti4rfvFirst name: RENE Last name: … BE WORN !!!AMAZON SELLER -nne8 OR anti4rfvFirst name: RENE Last name: BIHARI Address: Venizelou 73 City/State: Athens Postal Code: 10564 Country: Greecelike above xxyy3 wrote , i had similar situation with offer of nikon D600 used-like newhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B009A689TE/ref=sr_1_1_olp?ie=UTF8&qid=1353521124&sr=8-1&condition=usedi got amazons email with invoice to pay via Western Union , its a joke. don`t be silly and don`t pay , this is may advice.



I look forward to your November advice.
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