I'm selling a sony phone on craigslist, and i got an offer, and when i said it was available, i got this email back...
Thanks for getting back to me.Just get back to me with your PayPal
Email id for the instant payment and i will include $100 for the
shipping cost down to my daughter schooling in Oversea as a BIRTHDAY
Gift because.I would have love to Pick it Up by my self but am also out
of state.and i will prefer you shipping this item to my daughter(Via
The Usps Global Express International Mail 3-5 Days (EMS)so just get
back to me with your PayPal Id for an instant payment.
Love to hear back from you.
The second i saw overseas, i was pretty sure its a scam. Also she said "out of state" but i live in canada. What do you guys think?
btw the phone is selling for 150.
Tell her you aren't in the mood for a safari and that your hairless bedouin is feeling displaced in the savanna.
i dunno dude, if it was a scam they'd be using one of those sketchy money sending websites (can't remember what they're called). paypal is pretty good about protecting you if you've got an account, i'd probably call them and see what they think.
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dude absolutely do not agree to anything besides all cash up front from craigslist. thats prolly some broke ass motherfucka from nigeria sitting in an internet cafe. i absolutely garentee you thats a scam lol. at least thats where i sent my psp and games for which i never recieved payment, owned. yeah SCAM, tell him to fuck off too for real because you can break that guy down cuz hes a scriminal, tear his ass wide open via email.
because people send the money and then when they get the item they say it never came so paypal favors them and refunds the money so they get the thing and the money. paypal always favors the buyer in that situation because they can say the seller never shipped it
so this is a total scam, don't do it, it's always overseas and birthday gift and the guy put random caps in there and everything, totally sketch
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I use paypal frequently enough. If you get the money wait three days for it to clear....That way he cant reverse the payment. Dont tell him its shipped, but send it tracked. If he claims it never got there. Proof of shipping is required in any paypal claim. If you can prove it was shipped, you win the non-receipt claim.
Never ship to Brazil. Police are mad corrupt and look through packages.
I tried to sell my laptop on there a while back and I got roughly 25 different emails, ALL in the exact same style (birthday overseas, precise shipping method picked out, paypal, etc). Its a scam for sure because once the item ships they retract there payments and in the long run you get fucked outta both the money and your product.
Its super tempting to try it since paypal seems so safe but don't fucking do it. There is a reason craigslist says to only deal locally...scammers fucking love that site.
connor looks pretty sketch, one thing that makes it suspicious to me is the fact that "this person" says they are out of state, which brings up a big flag in my books, if the person doesn't even now provices, this is most likely a scammer who just copy's and paste's the same spheil to anyone they want to scam. Craiglist can be a great resource but dont use it to ship, only use it to meet with people and do the business.
If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your thing-Warren Miller
trust me if it's a scam you'll never get the money, scammers use voodoo like abilities to control other peoples computers to send you fake emails saying there is payment in order except paypal will not release the payment (because they're the ones that have it, ya riiight) until you have successfully shipped it, and sent the paypal email a tracking number. you could get really fucked even if you think payments in order, call paypal customer service and ask them if a legitament payment is arranged, if it is you're fine, if it's not they'll know exactly whats up. regards.
Police/customs. Ive lost the last 2 packages ive sent there. Goggles and gloves. The postage lady is Brazilian and she even said she doesnt send shit home because they rummage through and pick out the good stuff.