Quantcast

Maximum PC

It is currently Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:57 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 16 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Paypal scam help
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 10:57 am 
Team Member
Team Member
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 17, 2004 4:59 pm
Posts: 1890
Location: In front of my love!!!
I am currently selling some PC parts on Craigslist for $150. Recently, someone replied to my post and wants to pay $200 and pay another $100 to ship it to Europe. Usually I know this is a scam, but the buyer wants to use Paypal, which is a secure paypment form. Should I accept his offer, and how long does it take until I am absolutely sure I received the Paypal payment?


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 11:21 am 
Million Club
Million Club
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 21, 2006 4:51 pm
Posts: 1704
Location: Boise, ID folding for Spider_Monkey
Just use common sense. If they send you an email with the paypal logos saying they paid you, delete it. Then log in to your paypal account manually, and check to see if you have recieved the money. If you have, then go ahead and ship it. Otherwise, tell them to sod off. (It can take a couple days to show up in your account, so give it SOME time)


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 11:30 am 
Monkey Federation (Top 10)*
Monkey Federation (Top 10)*
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2004 1:22 pm
Posts: 27370
Location: In a cage, dumbass.
They could pay you legitimately, you ship the product, and they say it never arrived. Paypal will side with them and take the money back from you.

Tell them that you only accept USD cash via mail.

Seriously, WTF is someone in Europe doing, looking at your town's craigslist ad?

Dur.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 11:31 am 
Malware specialist
Malware specialist
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 03, 2005 12:49 pm
Posts: 11696
Location: Kansas City, KS
Spider Monkey wrote:
They could pay you legitimately, you ship the product, and they say it never arrived. Paypal will side with them and take the money back from you.

Tell them that you only accept USD cash via mail.

Seriously, WTF is someone in Europe doing, looking at your town's craigslist ad?

Dur.


Agree with SM.

Decline the deal. Anyone wanting to pay more than you are asking is trying to scam you.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 11:37 am 
Thunderbird
Thunderbird
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:07 am
Posts: 839
Location: Maryland
Scam. I get this same "deal" when trying to sell my old engagement set.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Paypal scam help
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 11:40 am 
Java Junkie
Java Junkie
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 14, 2004 10:23 am
Posts: 24224
Location: Granite Heaven
Brendan wrote:
I am currently selling some PC parts on Craigslist for $150. Recently, someone replied to my post and wants to pay $200 and pay another $100 to ship it to Europe. Usually I know this is a scam, but the buyer wants to use Paypal, which is a secure paypment form. Should I accept his offer, and how long does it take until I am absolutely sure I received the Paypal payment?


Don't let your greed sucker you into a deal you know is fraudulent.

No honest person offers 2x the asking price for something. Ever.

Ask yourself why they wouldn't spend $300 on new parts rather than buying old parts from the USA and offer a 100% markup.

If you get taken, don't you dare come back here looking for help.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 12:09 pm 
Team Member
Team Member
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 17, 2004 4:59 pm
Posts: 1890
Location: In front of my love!!!
I know I shouldn't try to do this. But is there any way to absolutely make sure I have the payment. I thought about transferring the money to my bank account as soon as I receive the payment.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 1:05 pm 
Monkey Federation (Top 10)*
Monkey Federation (Top 10)*
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2004 1:22 pm
Posts: 27370
Location: In a cage, dumbass.
Brendan wrote:
I know I shouldn't try to do this. But is there any way to absolutely make sure I have the payment. I thought about transferring the money to my bank account as soon as I receive the payment.



Read my fucking post. Cash is king.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 1:52 pm 
team psycho or sumthin
team psycho or sumthin
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 09, 2004 2:58 am
Posts: 6498
Location: I live on the verge of insanity
Spider Monkey wrote:
Brendan wrote:
I know I shouldn't try to do this. But is there any way to absolutely make sure I have the payment. I thought about transferring the money to my bank account as soon as I receive the payment.



Read my fucking post. Cash is king.


When you ship, make sure you insure it for the agreed price and request a signature upon receiving.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 1:54 pm 
Monkey Federation (Top 10)*
Monkey Federation (Top 10)*
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2004 1:22 pm
Posts: 27370
Location: In a cage, dumbass.
And don't ship unit a bank TELLER accepts the cash.

Fool proof.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 3:01 pm 
Team Member
Team Member
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 17, 2004 4:59 pm
Posts: 1890
Location: In front of my love!!!
What would happen if I transfer the money into my bank account, and then the seller wins a "item not received" settlement? Could paypal potentially access the money in my bank account?


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 3:53 pm 
Million Club
Million Club
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 21, 2006 4:51 pm
Posts: 1704
Location: Boise, ID folding for Spider_Monkey
In short, yes. They will get the money one way or another since Paypal has your info by the balls.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 5:27 pm 
Team Member
Team Member
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 17, 2004 4:59 pm
Posts: 1890
Location: In front of my love!!!
No way to outscam the scammer? :cry:

Thanks for the help. Was actually considering doing it but now decided definitely not to.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 6:58 pm 
Monkey Federation (Top 10)*
Monkey Federation (Top 10)*
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2004 1:22 pm
Posts: 27370
Location: In a cage, dumbass.
Brendan wrote:
What would happen if I transfer the money into my bank account, and then the seller wins a "item not received" settlement? Could paypal potentially access the money in my bank account?



Is it connected to your bank account?

Dumb fuck.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 6:59 pm 
Monkey Federation (Top 10)*
Monkey Federation (Top 10)*
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2004 1:22 pm
Posts: 27370
Location: In a cage, dumbass.
Brendan wrote:
No way to outscam the scammer? :cry:


Yes but that would be unethical. Stop being a douchetickler, Dick Tracy. Move on.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 7:05 pm 
Chief Surgeon
Chief Surgeon
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 26, 2004 1:24 am
Posts: 6701
Location: M*A*S*H 4077, Korea
Brendan wrote:
I know I shouldn't try to do this.


You answered your own thread. No need to stoop to their level and try scamming them. Just report them to CL.

Case closed.


Top
  Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 16 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group