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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-08-2008, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
 
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I'm selling my laptop on Craigslist. I get these I'll send money via Paypal. How does this scam work? Here's the reply......

Thanks for the quick response...i would have love to pick up this item but i am not in the state for now due to my tight schedule, as i am currently here in Brussels (Belgium). That's where i'll be needing your help for you to ship this item directly to my girl-friend schooling abroad where i'll be paying 200 dollars as the shipment fees through USPS Global express mail service (EMS) 3-5 days delivery.
So, kindly back to me with your paypal id and the total cost or send me a money request including the 200 dollars so as to send the payment asap cos i want this package to be mail out today.

Get back to me..
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-08-2008, 08:26 PM
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The typical scam would be to pay with a credit card of a compromised Paypal account. It's not his account, thus the alternate shipping address. I'd accept the payment then alert Paypal by phone of the compromised account so they can put a hold on it before the guy can do any more damage.
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-08-2008, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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Rich is giving my account name a bad idea since they know my name.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-08-2008, 08:30 PM
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Do you plan on giving them your password?
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-08-2008, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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Well it's pretty easy to find where somebody lives from their name, I don't want Johhny Rod sending me a mailbomb when I turn them in unless I get a cut from the recovered money
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-08-2008, 09:06 PM
 
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I know where you live, sleep well.
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-09-2008, 12:02 AM
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I was almost scammed by this same stuff for my Schecter. $2700 worth too, that damn son of a bitch. Luckily, since banks refuse to verify checks due to it "releasing customer information" we didnt cash it and were saved.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-09-2008, 12:52 PM
 
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Ship only to verified paypal address...
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-09-2008, 01:50 PM
 
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Ah, so thats what the "I only ship to verified paypal adress" is all about.
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It's a fairly same way to do business if you know what you are doing, but always be suspicious.
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-09-2008, 02:47 PM
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I'd accept the payment then alert Paypal by phone of the compromised account so they can put a hold on it before the guy can do any more damage.
I think I'd do the same; if you just pass on it he will get something from someone else.
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