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Yes, its been a while since you posted, but today I have a Sgt.Hedger asking the exact same thing. He will pay for the massage chair and its shipping and I will pay the shipper (agent, he says). So I haven't given him Paypal info, Im sure that I would get a phony email from Paypal confirming payment.
One way to tell if the Pay Pal email is real is to look at the first letter of the address. service at ... and so forth. If service is spelt with a capital "Service" then it is fake.
Another to watch for is if it comes from PayYou instead of PayPal. It looks like a real email but watch the address line.
Hi (my name),
Thanks for the breakdown. The price and condition are okay. I'm just asking about it to make sure it’s in good condition. I'm deployed out of town because I work with the Military and have been in camp for some time and due to my deployment i will not be able to come for inspection, I have a mover coming for it on my behalf. So i am requesting this transaction should be done via PayPal so the PayPal charges are on me and PayPal is very safe and I have access to my funds there, that's the only reason why PayPal is the only payment option. I am straight up with you and I want you to be honest with me as well. Do you have a verified PayPal account?
Best Regards, Williams
Dealing with a Lt Barry who said he is in military. Just received his "paypal" email asking for me to Western Union $600 to carrier.
The emails and links are not legit paypal email addresses.
I am in the process of selling. I thought it all started off a bit fishy. Why would someone want to buy something without seeing it? Why are they so desparate to pay me? Why is he in the marines, but cannot use his bank, only PayPal? Why is he at sea? Why is he sending a pick-up agent?
On reading your posts, I can see that I was wise to use my instincts. If this is a scam, I will forward his name on here, PROUDLY, for all to see and keep away from.
Yes..just today wanted to buy our boat. Said 16,000$ was transfered to our paypal account. could only text and email because she is in a remote area serving our country. Said she was Tech Sergeant. If I didnt know paypal as well as I do I would have fallen for the the fake paypal emails. Wanted us to money gram her 1300.00 to pay for a person to come pick up the boat. If you want more info let me know.