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Re: Am I being scammed?

No one would buy something with a paypal account and ask you to ship to Nigeria. This is due to the fact that Nigeria does not enjoy any paypal services. Chances are that it is a phished account or the buyer is not genuine and will never pay. If I want to buy from ebay and send to Nigeria, there are a few options open to me, but never any of the above scenarios. I could use a package forwarder; who would in this case receive only goods I have paid for or make sure I pay before they would even use their personal shopper service, in the event I do not have a payment system accepted by the seller.

Be wary of buyers who say they are somewhere and ask you to ship elsewhere. What is the cost of international shipping anyway that they cannot receive it where they are and send on to Nigeria if they want? Just be vigilant.

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I just got the same tipe of story . The man is an egeneer and is of in the middle of the ocean in sarawak . He wanted me to send 600 euros trough western union to an adress that he sent me . I would like to report on him and since he still thinks that i am going to fall for his scam I want to know if i could contact the police and give them the address he sent me or contact paypal to nail this **bleep** .

 

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Re: Am I being scammed?

Hi everyone,

 

A suggestion made previously in this thread was to send any phishing or scam emails to spoof@paypal.com. Please do so! In addition, here are a few more links to help you out:

 

Thanks for keeping vigilant and being interested in protecting yourself against scams!

 

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Re: Am I being scammed?

Here is mine AFTER I called them on it...still trying
Hi, 
     I ordered paypal not to release fund until confirmation code or tracking number is received and confirmed because i've been **bleep**ed once and i dont want that to happen to me again. So proceed with the shipment and get back to me with the tracking number or send it to paypal customer care service via this email address (left blank for posting purposes) Looking forward in reading from you soon.
Thanks.
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Re: Am I being scammed?

i got an email that is similiar to yours, but i really can't tell if its a scam.

 

email 1-

Thanks for the quick reply and will like to purchase it.
What is your firm price? i will be paying you with my PayPal because
it's attached to my bank account.
I am a petroleum engineer on a rig offshore and do not have much time on
me.
Make sure you get back to me so that i can arrange for pick up as i
will like the item to be picked,so no shipping included.
I await your reply.ok,

 

email 2

-i agree to pay you $7,500 into your paypal account,get back to me
with your paypal email ID so i can send the payment,then i will
arrange for pick up after the payment has been transferred into your
paypal account.

 

email3-

yes the payment will clear before picking it up. my agent will make
arrangement for the registration and plate numbers.

 

 

i think i should just say no. i told him to call me, but i don't think he will.

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Re: Am I being scammed?

yes, i guess i was being scammed. i just looked on google and a dozen people got the same email. i am so happy i just prevented that. =)

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Re: Am I being scammed?

I listed a truck for sale on Craig's list and a lady emiled me saying that she was a sailor currently at sea, but wanted to buy the truck and insisted that she pay through PayPal.  Now she wants me to send 900.00 to her agent via western union.  I refused to do so and she claims that the money cannot be returned to her account.  I told her the deal was off.  Any thoughts?

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Thoughts are you were being scammed and you were right to call it off.

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Re: Am I being scammed?

 I've used PayPal to pay, never to sell. Buyer wants to purchase item on Craig's List using PayPal and offers to pay shipment using her own account in FEDEX so I don't have to pay shipment charges. What should I be careful about?

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Using the buyer's FedEx label

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Welcome to the forums, 1asturias!

 

Excellent question! If you use the buyer's shipping account, they're completely in control of the shipment. They can potentially redirect the shipment and then it would not be delivered to the address in the transaction details, which is a requirement for seller protection. By no means am I suggesting that this is your buyer's intent, but it is a possibility that should be considered when weighing your risks.

 

I hope this helps!

 

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