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Selling your used stuff online has become commonplace. So have scams taking advantage of the good names of reputable online companies. At the FTC, we’ve heard from people stung by scammers spoofing PayPal. The scam generally goes like this: You post a high-value item, like a used car, for sale online. In no time at all, you get an email from a buyer willing to pay full price — or more! But he sets conditions; he is only willing to pay by PayPal or insists the sale must happen right away. What’s really going on? A ruse to steal your personal information, money or merchandise.

Here are some suspicious situations to look for and steps to safe selling online:

Scenario One: The buyer claims he can only pay via PayPal. Don’t have a PayPal account? No problem, he says. He’ll send you an email with a link so you can set one up.

What should you do? Don’t take the bait. The link will send you to a website masquerading as PayPal. Any information you enter will be collected by the bogus buyer, and may be used to commit fraud. If you need to set up an account, go directly to PayPal.com.

Scenario Two: “Check your email!” The buyer claims he has sent payment to your PayPal account with additional funds so you can ship the merchandise ASAP, but oops, he sent too much money. He asks you to return the extra money via a money wiring service. It’s all a lie, including the extra money the buyer says he included.

What should you do? Log into your PayPal account. Make sure you’ve been paid before you ship. Never follow links in emails from people you don’t know. The safest approach is to open a browser window, navigate to PayPal.com, and log in yourself. Also, if the buyer claims to have sent extra money, and asks for some back, that’s a big red flag.

Scenario Three: The buyer sends you real money through a real PayPal account, and you ship him the car. Problem is, the PayPal account belongs to someone else! You might need to return the money even though the scammer has your wheels.

What now? Contact PayPal and ask them to open an investigation. The company offers seller protections so you aren’t liable for unauthorized transactions. Also file a complaint with the FTC and your local police department.

Learn how to recognize and avoid common online scams. And contact PayPal at spoof@paypal.com if you’ve been stung by a PayPal spoof. The company wants to hear from you.

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Crooks! This crook tried to scam me out of my Harley as he tried to avoid using eBay for the transaction.

SgtRobertsanthony @gmail .com
708-443-4688

I am Sgt currently deployed to a remote area until ? October 30. Can you assure me that it's in good state as it appears and that i will not be disappointed with it It is strictly no calls here due to security reasons, otherwise I would have called you to seal the deal,but i can actually try to use my phone applications to text you with my laptop.I have read through your ad and from what I have seen,it is priced favorably compared to others so I want you to consider it sold to me ''AS IS'' for the asking price but you have to assure me it is as described. I am comfortable paying you via PayPal to complete this transaction because of their security when it comes to online transactions. Let me have your PayPal details ( Account name,PayPal Email, Pick Address and Mobile #) so that I can initiate the payment. If you don't have a PayPal account kindly set one up because it is absolutely free. Furthermore, I will hire shipper that will come for the pickup. then lets proceed. Thanks‌.

I am at this moment having an email exchange with Katrina Harris who is in a wheelchair and has an eager courier waiting to pick up a brand new double oven for her....even although her first email asked if the washing machine was still for sale! It' s for her cousin you see, who doesn't have much and she is helping her out. Have told her i don't use paypal and lo and behold, i have just received an email with the paypal link.
HOW DO THESE PEOPLE SLEEP AT NIGHT!

BEWARE....of a Michael McGrace. Says he/she is an Oceanographer offshore. He or she is a PAYPAL SCAMMER.

I literally just had a "flight attendant" wanting to buy my listing from Craigslist. Asking via PayPal. I have her my paypal.me and she said she needed my email as PayPal needed it to make sure it went into the right account. Thank God I saw this thread.

"Thanks for your response, i'm a Flight attendant and I won't be able to come for the pickup myself due to the nature of my work, but i have a mover who will handle the pickup and delivery to my Mom because i'm buying it as a surprise gift for her and i will be making the payment to you via PayPal. Kindly get back to me with your PayPal email so that i can make the payment into your account, then when you receive the money in your account today the pickup agent will be coming for the pickup tomorrow at time that will be convenient for you. Thanks and God bless you"

"I can see your name as (my name), PayPal is telling me to input your PayPal email so that there will not be any mistake in making the payment into a wrong account. I will be expecting your PayPal email so that i can complete this transaction. I will be expecting to hear from you, thanks and God bless you"

Quickly told her where to go.

I received this back from an advert I placed to sell my goods ... it follows the same line as some of these other posts so please beware and do not respond to links or give out any of your personal information . Kind Regards ... Phoenix 20

Thanks  for the response!   The price is a good buy for me... please remove the advert and consider it sold as i am paying your full asking price i have done thorough check on the advert and i'm fine with it,sadly i would not be able to come personally to view or collect it due to house bound went through throat cancer surgery and couldn't talk more but will be ok soon  but i have an agent that would help me to pick it up at your preferred location after you have received your money and i'll pay you via PayPal and pick up will start after you have cash your money ..if that is ok with you.
Where is the pick up location so that i can inform the agent about it now and send me your registered paypal email and name,so i can make arrangement for payment. I can also transfer from my paypal to your bank account. Kindly get back to me with your BSB number Account number and Account name .
Regards

Was selling an iPhone XS Max on eBay, I was already suspicious since the auction closed like immediately after posting with someone paying the buy it now price.

Buyers eBay account: ylenna2309
Account shows to ship to France but buyer emails saying they will send shipping address with payment. They say they are buying for their sister and want it sent to her in Nigeria and throw in another $100 for shipping. They say they will send payment next day, I receive an email disguised as if it were paypal from online_ safety_ notifier@ usa. com saying Stephanie Vardon has sent me payment for an eBay item. The payment will be on hold until tracking number is sent to customer service. They wanted package sent to a Dayo Smith in Lagos State Nigeria. Beware they were texting from (218)646-4342

Looks like my seller of a headboard on gumtree has something up his sleeve too. This is my email from him with a copy of his ID:

"Thanks for getting back to me, I'm from Finland and really
interested in buying the Item so am satisfied with the price and the conditions, I wont be able to come and inspect the goods due to my work right now my private courier will be coming for the pickup which is Parcel 2go Shipping Company. I'm requesting this transaction to be done via PayPal or E Bank Transfer, i will be responsible for all the PayPal charges on this transaction and if you don't have an account with PayPal, its pretty easy to register safe and secured to open one. Just log on to http ://www. paypal. com and get your account easily with your email address Ok. So here is the details needed from you below: Name: PayPal Email address: Home Address: Cell Phone No: Amount: Many Thanks."

I've just had a NICOLL CARTY contact me and IT is a steward on a ship somewhere in the ocean so can't receive emails or calls .. IT was wanting to buy an unseen article I put on Gumtree.. Says it's a surprise for their Grandma and wanted my paypal address to send payment to. IT said it was sending a reliable courier to pick the item up. I just smelt a rat and was right THIS IS ONE BIG RAT. However I said cash only and still waiting to hear from the SHIP'S RAT. Some rotten people in this world but got them spotted in time.

selling a folding camper & someone has emailed saying I don't need to see it & I will pay full asking price & is arranging for a courier to pick up. Wants to pay thru paypal, then will collect? Is this weird or a scam?

Recent encounter:
I will not deal with courier company! Sorry. Try going a scamming someone else. Hide original message On Sunday, 7 October 2018, 09:43:27 GMT+1, Chema Fabio <fabio chema004 @gmail. com> wrote: Hello again, I am glad to inform you that i have made the payment! PayPal said that they have sent you a confirmation email so kindly check the inbox of your email. I had a little problem with the courier agent they said they can only schedule the pick up date and time after they receive their pick up fee in their head office via Bank transfer,but due to me being offshore i'm unable to get to send it. I added the £360 they charged for the pick up,you will receive the total sum of £1,310. You'll send £360 to them via Bank transfer today and here is the details needed for the transfer below: Name: Fastway Pickup Account number :28169769 Sort code :087199 Please let me know once you've sent the money so that i can make necessary arrangements.

Hi had a scammers proposal today. Name of Sue Ruby. Apparently works on an oil rig. Wanted my furniture selling on gumtree. Offered a PayPal link as she wanted to pay me full price. It sounded too good to be true!

Beware Jacob Lipton. Usual PayPal scam on a car I am selling.

This is a new way people are using eBay and PayPal. A woman haf A Target gift card and I never received. What she did was, use my zip code to find a local businesses. She sent it there with a tracking number. EBay and PayPal only looks at the zip code it was delivered to, not your address. I got a copy from postmaster show that the tracking number was deliver to a barbecue place about 5 miles from my house. Address to that business and I bet it was no gift card in that letter. That is a new way how to scam someone

What can these scammers do if u give them ur email address connected to ur PayPal??

I got this message from Taylor Singer.. SCAM. Thank god for this forum
“Hi, i thought you must have had some buyers who are interested in it, so i thought the best way to outbid them is by adding 800 Extra on top your price, I will not be able to come for the inspection my self due to my present work location but i have a Pick-Up Agent who will contact you with when and where the pick-up will take place, but that will be after have completed the Payment my self. You don't have to look for any other buyer am willing to buy it right away and have it transported to my parents in Ontario, I just need to make sure its in a good condition as it said on your add and i hope you understand my point because there is no chance for me to come for the inspection in person but am happy with all the details you listed on the add”

Hey Same thing happened with me. I put my ad for camera on letgo and a guy named maxwell immediately contacted me said that to give him my contact number. I did. He later asked for some pictures amd told he is buying it for close relatine in Nigeria. I told him I dont have charger for it and he said just ship it. He continuously forced me to make shipping at earliest and send me money through paypal right away. That was my first hint.

I still procastinated it 2 days and when I went to post office to ask for same the lady confirmed me that there is big scam in Nigeria and that you never get your money back. The guy literally threatened me to make shipping in morning or else he will file complaint with jail for 2 years. While I didnt receive any money even ! He sent me a fake mail by agent mike sending me a notice for same so i reconfirmed it here. Thankyou so much. All these comments make me feel so secure and thankyou for the lady at post office for warning me.

I'm selling a high-end piece of furniture - same scenario except insert, "flight attendant" SO HAPPY I FOUND THIS SITE to confirm my suspicions. Thank you consumer.ft.gov

Just received the exact same email from davidharold41111. He wants to deposit money using paypal or ebank. Thank goodness I googled his name and found this site.

Good day. We were trying to sell furniture via gumtree in South Africa when we received an e-mail just not feeling right. I googled the e-mail address and came to this site where this e-mail address has shown up more than once. This is what we received:

Thanks for getting back to me, I'm from United State of America and really interested in buying the Item so am satisfied with the price and the conditions, I wont be able to come and inspect the goods due to my work right now my private courier will be coming for the pickup which is Parcel 2go Shipping Company. I'm requesting this transaction to be done via PayPal or E Bank Transfer, i will be responsible for all the PayPal charges on this transaction and if you don't have an account with PayPal, its pretty easy to register safe and secured to open one. Just log on to www. paypal. com and get your account easily with your email address Ok. So here is the details needed from you below: From: davidharold 41111 @gmail. com Name: PayPal Email address: Home Address: Cell Phone No: Amount: Many Thanks.

Please be aware of this going around!!!

Hi
David Herold tried my today, his storry didnt make sence, i must pay shipping then the cash will be deposited into my account, so i decided to google david herold scams and thank God for you guys heads up, i appreciate it

Here we are in late Oct 2018 and I received the same “Christopher Earley” solicitation scam on a used car I listed on Craigslist and also Cars.com. Willing to pay full price, let’s use PayPal, was happy with the 10 photos I listed and the advertisement, so didn’t need to send someone over to look at the car. That was the big tell to me—you don’t send over $10k to someone to buy a car without inspecting it or taking it to your own mechanic. He used a 303 area code, so I googled his name in CO and found a fellow—I asked him if he was that Chris Earley, and he said no. We did a search for “craigslist cars.com fraud Chris Earley”, and this whole thread came up. Thanks, FTC. Thanks, each of you. It certainly is not hard to fall for this!

Same thing here, David Harold Buckler, Barstown, CA, even sent me an ID. Too much info, no negotiation.

Here's another:Oh I'm presently assigned as the Director of Safety for Air Combat Command, headquartered at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA. I've been here for some time and I'm responsible for implementing the command's flight and weapons safety and more, I must say it is tasking but I love my country. For this deal,? I won't be able to come for inspection, but have a pickup agent who will collect and handle paperwork on my behalf. I also request this transaction be done via PayPal and the PayPal charges are on me, so I will like to proceed with payment. Do let me know if you have a PayPal account?

Sold something on eBay and person said he'd pay me through paypal and not ebay (first time selling). He sent my paypal invoice (fake) and said payment will arrive once i send tracking order number. Package arrived to him but my money didnt. Someone help. Were talking 500 dollars here :((((((( IM NOT LOSING 500 FOR NOTHING. I WONT LET THIS GO BY.

Got this email from everett
Thanks for your email i'm okay with the price and hope all these Bags are still in good conditions as you stated it, because i really which to be there for check up but i can't due to my disabilities,i loss my hearing and being on a wheelchair but regarding the payment i can only pay via PayPal at the moment and I will be responsible for all the PayPal fee/charges on this transaction with extra $30 fee for keeping the item for me and got it deleted from the site, which I will also make arrangement for having the item from you as soon as you received the payment.Waiting for you to send me your PayPal email so i can pay in right away and also include your address in your reply. .Please get back to me with this Information 1.The Price in Figure . 2.Your PayPal Full Name. 3.Your Paypal E-mail address. 4.Your phone number. Hope to read from you soon

I just had this happen today. I posted a bunk bed on Craigslist and within a few hours I received a text from an odd area code asking questions about the bed. Why I was selling? How many owners? What condition? Re-confirm asking price? More pictures please?
I answered the questions but then quickly researched this and found this forum. The person stated they were good with the asking price and conditions and wanted my email address to send payment via PayPal ASAP. When I asked about their location and pick up they simply said their delivery driver would pick up after payment posted. I responded back that it sounded like a scam and they should know that my PayPal has no bank info or credit card info nor any money on it as I never really use it.......needless to say I never heard back!

I just had simonbonea4 @gmail. com wanting to purchase my used BMW rims advertised on Kijiji for the asking price, is working at "Mining Outskirts of USA with my Company euro max resources", unable to come but will send an agent to pick it up & insisting I set up a PayPal account. I asked for an e-transfer instead, but he has no access to his bank account. He texted me & asked me to send him an email rather than respond directly to the kijiji ad. I immediately thought it strange that someone would want rims shipped from Canada to the US. So glad I did a bit of research.

Just got this one today: Hello, thx for getting back to me, i'm a rotary drill operator and currently offshore, so i won't be able to come for the inspection due to the nature of my work.i'd appreciate if you email me with more closeup pics for a better look since i won't be be able to see this in person, but i have a mover who is gonna come to your location only after payment has been made and cleared, so i've chosen to have this done via paypal as it's the easiest and safest way to pay online, i have a few questions for you below and i want you to be honest with me where are you currently located? what's its present condition? hope no issues? are you the first owner? why are you selling it? since when have you been using it? what's your firm price? you got a paypal acct? do get back to me asap. thx.

Paypal not always protect you.
You have to be careful with paypal. About two years ago i surprised with a multiple transactions in my paypal account (Selling and buying). My credit card was prepaid and fortunately that time was insufficient amount on it. i got an sms inform about my balance was insufficient and directly i opened my PayPal and found these fake transactions. i inform paypal about this and i opened cases. It was 400€ demanding from my account to a multiple accounts and paypal solve this to 25€ and they told me you have to pay this. My account was Zero and i told them i have to pay for scammers. then i close my PayPal because they were not safe.
So be carful from this. Now i use direct Visa and my Bank protect me.

Damn that's scary!

I have one emailing me right now regardinga car we are selling, I dont have a Pay pal account but he insists we need to set one up immediately. I am concerned as he now has our names and email address, do I need to delete my email Account?

I had one last night.
Disabled lady wanted to buy my second hand dining table but couldn't pick up herself due to her disability. Said she had transferred my money for table and courier costs to my paypal. Once i had paid courier via bank transfer the money would be in my paypal acct. All looked very genuine until she started to demand transfer was made immediately. Luckily first bank acct details she gave me failed. Im so lucky and feel so foolish now. She is still contacting me saying she isnt a fraud and i need to contact paypal on behalf of her because the money has left her acct.
Mabel Anderson she called herself

Scammer contacted me right away after posting a flatbed trailer for sale offering to pay full price without looking at it. Asked me if a 2004 trailer had dents or scratches and asked if the transmission had been services. LOL. I replied to this wanna be scammer that it did have dents and scratches and reminded that it was a 2004 and that flatbed trailers do not have transmissions. HA HA HA. He then offered full price plus $500 commission for setting up a pay pal account. I set it up and the communication continued back and forth but could never even get me a pay pal confirmation that the $15,500 was in my account even though he said it was done. I ended up replying " Nothing yet maybe you got my email wrong or maybe you could not create a spoofed pay pal account. You are not very good at scamming someone are you? Is this your first time ?"
Be warned and stay alert. I got my degree in Information Technology and had set up a trap for this person with a fake email and a fake pay pal account to track his ip and information to turn him into the authorities but play it safe and just avoid this type of scam. Follow Craiglists' warnings and advise
The number that texted me was (832)804-5886 apparently from Houston but remember that anyone can get a fake number very easily using apps.

I just received an email receipt saying that I made a purchase online using PayPal. Which I didn't. Gave the name and address of the person it's going to but none of my info. Is this a scam? It feels like one. I've been getting apple scams for a while now, it sounds just like one of those.

We had a buyer contact us last night about a motorcycle asking us to ship it to him. We sent a PayPal request for money to him and “PayPal” sent my husband an email with instructions for shipping that neither of us really understood. It talked about apple gift cards and had too many sleeping errors so we assumed it was a scam. The guy got really upset when we told him we cancelled to request and he “reported us to the FBI”. Glad my skepticism paid off.

I currently have a boat & trailer listed on Boat Trader. I’ve been emailing back & forth with a guy named Roger Ellis who is a subsea engineer and currently offshore so he cannot physically inspect the vessel himself, blah blah blah, long story short it’s pretty much the same thing I’m reading here. He wants to pay via PayPal and has a “mover” who will also sign the paperwork as his agent.....idk it just felt off. As desperate as I am for the quick cash and wanted to believe this was legit, I’m so glad I googled “PayPal scams”. Not sure what would’ve happened had I gone through with this :(

You'd think he'd at least use a new name. He's trying the same BS with me.

I just tried to purchase a pair of Coast Guard running shoes, and the seller had a paypal account. It turned out to be a fraud, called paypal and was told I couldn't do a dam thing unless I had a paypal account. Paypal is the fraud here and needs to be shut down by the government.

today i got this in response to a truck i have for sale

Do you have the extra keys, Do you have the spare tire, Where did you
get your car serviced, Have you ever had any transmission repairs and
Is there any rust on the vehicle? I'm ready to pay your asking price
but not cash in person because I am serving in the US army and
currently been deploy to Fort Huachuca Military Base , Arizona and
calls are restricted at the moment and my only quickest payment option
is PayPal, its safe fast and secure and i will be responsible for the
PayPal transaction charges so you can get your expected amount. If you
don't have an account with PayPal, its pretty easy to open one, Just
log onto www . paypal . com and sign up. I hope we can make the
purchase as fast as possible? As I am buying the vehicle for my dad
and I'm very sure he will love this vehicle, his a mechanic and a
handy man, so if there is anything that need to be fixed in it just
let me know he will handle it. I have a mover that will come for the
pick up once payment clears in your account and he will handle the
title for me.I would appreciate if you email me with more pictures (if
available) too since i won't be able to see this in person. You may
receive an email like this from other people because i told my
colleagues and team mate to help me lookout for the vehicle as
well,,so deal with me directly .
I look forward to hear from you with the information below.

Your PayPal e-Mail Address :
Full name:
Phone Number-
Firm Price:
Zip code for pickup:

Regards
Seth

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I just got this exact same one!!
Damn scammers!

I didn't send him any personal info though. Gladly!!

I sell pianos which I restore, am now dealing with the third scammer.

Tell tell signs are, the use of generic words such as “items” “instrument” “garment” “vehicle” “artwork” etc it’s almost as though they have a round robin email and are going through a number of similar adverts. They will say “I am happy with the price and condition” or ask for “more photograpshs showing it’s condition and that you still have the item” then they’ll claim to be too far away or the nature of their work but be ver fague, the military man was very common.

I always say you can wire the money to me as a direct transpher as soon as they say they only use paypal I know it’s a scam. I always say I do not have PayPal as it is not reliable and set out my terms, they always get nasty.

The first one I almost fell for until they claimed to send too much money to cover the shipping and that funds would clear once. I wired the money to the shipping company. I smelled a rat as I deal with the deliveries and so I gave a email though I do not have PayPal yet they claimed funds were “pending” unless I wired the money to the company via Eedtern Union. I said well I thought you only used PayPal what’s the scam, they soon vanished.

The second one was the “military man” saying he had moved to France, I said no problem I ship to France and the trusted specialist piano moving company I use and have a great relationship with have trucks going to France every week wire the money over, give me the address and I’ll let you know when the ETA is next week, he got aggressive.

Now I have a Allan Smith insisting on using PayPal and his couriers getting nasty as I have said no couriers and no PayPal I organise deliverires which is included in the price and you need to view the instrument before and pay before delivery latest email ‘funds will be cleared before and I know how to get my things to me” The word things and insisting on PayPal says it’s a scam........why would you pay extra for why is included in the price?

I was asked to receive payment of £40 for the item plus £310 for courier ; I was then to pay £310 to the given courier bank account. A fake Paypal message was then received

I am into one of these right now. Received email from
carolmadewell15@

Thanks I'm just asking about it to make sure its in good condition as im buying it for my cousin as a surprise gift and he doesn't know about it, so can you assure me i will not be disappointed?
Me: Its in excellent condition,  I have priced it to sell it ASAP. You can compare prices internet or dealers. Let me know.
carolmadewell15
Okay...My only option right now will be PayPal, I prefer to use PayPal for most online transactions, You can easily get money in your PayPal and transfer it into your bank account let me know then i will arrange for it to be picked up by agent that will come down to your location for pick up After the payment is clears to you,Do you have a PayPal account..?

WELL, I received this today and decided to check it out on line after they did not want to pay cash or send ID info etc:-
Thanks for the blog

I received the pics and love it, so do you have an account with PayPal so i can transfer money to you? i don't want someone else come for it.

That sounds like a great plan. Please see additional photos.. We can arrange a day for collection by your carrier.
Please let me have the cash from the courier company on the day of collection.
I will give them a receipt and all the paperwork.
We can meet at the BP garage in Westville. 24 church street.
Please let me know the date early. next week
With all the crime etc, please send me a copy of your ID so that I can fill in all our details on the change of ownership forms and on your receipts.
Also the name of the courier company today.
Many thanks

Happy holidays to you ad your family. please consider it sold as i am
willing to buy as it is for my son asap,i have read through the advert
and i'm totally satisfied with it and i will appreciate it a lot if
you can send me more pictures,sadly i would not be able to come
personally to collect due to my present location. Be kind enough to
send more pictures if you got more and please be informed that i have
a courier agent that would help me to pick it up at your preferred
location after you have received your money.

Regards

It never ends.
Thanks for the mail,
I am glad to read from you. My name is David, a geothermal engineer from BP Exploration & Production.
It's my pleasure to contact you regarding the Ad you listed for sale. Though, your selling price seem pretty fair enough, but I'd like to ensure it's in good condition, cos am new to buying online. I won't be able to take a proper inspection at it myself nor make calls due to my current location(offshore) & work schedule.

Here are few things I'd like to know before I proceed with the purchase.

(1) Are you the original owner?
(2) When have you been using it?
(3) Any mechanical issue(s) please?
(4) How much repair/restoration is needed? What's the mileage?
(5) I'd like to know your reason for selling?
(6) Please confirm the selling price? I will appreciate more close up pics
(7) Lastly, can I be rest assured I won't be disappointed with the purchase?

Best Regards.
David M. Weingart

+1 (859) 888-8259 Texted me saying they wanted to buy my purse got daughter and to use PayPal for security. I gave them my PayPal email and they sent this, luckily I didn’t click the link but they got my email contacts and emailed a few people strange emails pretending to be me. Below is the email I received from :shipmentverifiers1@ I'm Shara White,your transaction administrator. You have a payment of $650.00 USD pending to be credited to your account. Accreditation process will commence as soon as we receive a tracking number of the shipped merchandise and verify it's authenticity with the USPS EXPRESS MAIL office. we need you to reply to this mail directly with the tracking number or send tracking number via email to CLICK HERE. also fund will be process after verification of the tracking number provided by you.

Beware. +1 (346) 808-4379 is another lousy gumtree scammer. Contacted through whatsap and asking for more photos of the item, lots of trivia questions and then a fake PayPal payment mail and receipts. Never post your item before logging in to your PayPal and be sure that you were really paid. Scammer: 346-8084379

We received the exact same e-mail today. My question is I thought paypal was secure. Is there a secure way to get payment from craigslist items??

Same story, from alfreddarryl561@

My husband is selling a desk for $600, she seemed very interested and asked us if we could transfer money through PayPal, we never really use paypal but my husband made one, we received an email, stating we have to send $200 to a moving company before we can receive any payment, & it stated the moving company's name, city, & state, and zip code, except it said james Michael, Houston Texas exc. The girl we received texts from is amanda linda berry. We texted her saying we didn't have $200 to send to anybody, she said we need to send it and that her payment is un-reversible, when we read the email it said the same thing. I told my husband that something's not right and automatically looked it up on google because I know PayPal can send money back. Then I found this. Thank you guys. We reported it and we let her know she was a scammer.

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