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

    Someone tried to do this to my Mum when she was selling her motorbike on Gumtree, they were willing to pay more and a stupid amount for transport to wherever they were, when Mum told me I just said who would pay more than what it's worth, it wasn't brand new, needed work and had a few scratches so I just knew it wasn't right. Lucky I was there because she almost fell for it!
    I don't trust anyone online until I see the money in my account!!

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    Lucky you escaped the scam!

    I have heard of this one and many more so I have a general rule when selling anything and that is, no liaising about price, delivery etc via email. I always tell them that if they want to negotiate, to come and see me. I know that having someone to offer to pay full price or even double sounds great and easy and hassle free but as they say, if it sounds too good to be true it probably is.

    Western Union also rings major alarm bells for me as well as asking me for money when I'm the one selling something! If you're selling, then you don't need to pay anyone a singel red cent!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jagamoe View Post
    I had a scammer try this on me in regards to my car on car sales. They told me they would pay double once I deposited $2000 into a western union bank account & then pay pal would clear funds yer right buddy I forwarded the email to Paypal fraud spoof@paypal.com. They confirmed it was fraudulent
    Paying double, that would have rang alarm bells for sure.
    The cheek of these people!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MINIRoo View Post
    If you are online at the end of the day it your responsibility to look after your money.
    exactly my point.

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

    Thanks for the heads up! I put my car up yesterday so ill be super careful!

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    Glad you didn't lose your money!


 

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