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    Default Re: BEWARE of fraudulent buyers - I nearly lost alot of money today

    I'm very suspicious by nature so personally I would only accept cash or bank cheque. But being pay pal.. Its meant to be a safe option and even I would have a split second thought of maybe it's legit. But still, personally I would say cash or bank deposit/cheque regardless of location etc.

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    Wow... Talk about lucky!

    And don't feel too bad, Western Union rings alarm bells for me in general but not for that particular situation, and I'm very net savvy and tend to keep up to date on scams.
    Not everyone hears of EVERY scam going around, that's why scammers keep scamming. There's still business in it because one person out of 10 hasn't heard about their tricks.

    But that being said it's a good lesson. Always be wary of a sale, offer, or 'prize' that involves spending your own money. I'm glad that you were able to make sure that you got your money back!

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    umm - yes its great to be aware of those, and thanks for the links Wannawannabe

    but in all fairness - saying

    no offense, but I think if you are going to be selling things online through sites such as eBay and gumtree (especially high valued things such as cars) then it is your responsibility to educate yourself on the common and known scams that exist to protect yourself
    is just blaming the victim.

    This is the scammers fault. Not KimberleyGals.

    KG - so glad that you didnt do your money, and thanks for raising this scam to peoples attention once again - for others who hadnt heard of it.

    It is fairly common, so for anyone selling a higher value item - beware of people using fake paypal stuff to scam you out of your money.

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    I never knew about the scam, so thanks for letting me know. Lucky you got your money back too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KatiesMum View Post
    umm - yes its great to be aware of those, and thanks for the links Wannawannabe

    but in all fairness - saying



    is just blaming the victim.

    This is the scammers fault. Not KimberleyGals.
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    Uneducated people is how the scammers win. Personally I just don't understand how people don't research before getting involved in high-value transactions, like selling a car!

    It's like traveling to a high risk country but not reading the smart travelers warnings about riots, terrorist attacks etc.

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    Default BEWARE of fraudulent buyers - I nearly lost alot of money today

    Op your post is identical to what happened to me 3 years ago. Only the guy said he was buying the car for his dad in NZ and he works out on big ships so doesn't get to land often. It was very convincing. I rang PayPal and it was very common back then. Sad to hear its still happening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wannawannabe View Post
    Uneducated people is how the scammers win. Personally I just don't understand how people don't research before getting involved in high-value transactions, like selling a car!

    It's like traveling to a high risk country but not reading the smart travelers warnings about riots, terrorist attacks etc.
    I guess if they don't sell a car often and an offer comes in it can be very hard not to get excited about the possibility of selling the car (we all no how painful it is to sell a car) so yes I can see how it happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1CrazyMoose View Post
    I guess if they don't sell a car often and an offer comes in it can be very hard not to get excited about the possibility of selling the car (we all no how painful it is to sell a car) so yes I can see how it happens.
    I guess I just think that if you're in a situation you're not in often or inexperienced in and is worth thousands or tens of thousands of dollars (e.g selling a car online) then you would read any tips and advice that the website might offer, or seek advice before completing the transaction. Maybe I over think things?

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    Op your post is identical to what happened to me 3 years ago. Only the guy said he was buying the car for his dad in NZ and he works out on big ships so doesn't get to land often. It was very convincing. I rang PayPal and it was very common back then. Sad to hear its still happening.
    Someone tried to scam my hubby and he apparently was on an oil rig.

    Kimberlygal: what a pain in the butt you having to open a whole new bank account! Hope the @rseholes get caught!

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    Default Re: BEWARE of fraudulent buyers - I nearly lost alot of money today

    Quote Originally Posted by wannawannabe View Post
    If it was cars guide.com.au, they have this advice posted on their website under "Tips and Advice".

    "We are currently aware of a current scam whereby the seller of a vehicle claims to be overseas due to either a recent divorce or for work commitments. The seller asks for payment to be done via a Western Union transfer. The seller also advises that they will arrange delivery of the vehilce by Ebay Cars. This is a known scam.Please note: be cautious in dealing with car sellers that are overseas and always arrange to view the vehicle prior to the transfer of any money."

    sound familiar?

    Wow....rude much?

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