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ebay gift card to verify purhase

somebody said they are sending me 1500 but i need to buy a 50 dollar ebay card to verify the purchase is this scam ????

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Re: ebay gift card to verify purhase

@iszik 

 

Yes, it is a scam. You will not be paid the $1500 but would be scammed of $50. Repeat and eventually the fraudsters shall make considerable amounts from multiple victims. PayPal does not ask you to buy gift cards before showing your payment, IF that person REALLY paid. You just see a record of payment in your PayPal account which will tell you to ship or not. Your buyer may not even have a PayPal account, just sending you spoof PayPal emails.

 

Forward them to spoof@paypal.com and delete the emails.


Kudos & Solved are greatly appreciated. 🙂
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Re: EBay gift card to verify purchase

Some guy just act like he could send me for 600 a week. To be his sugarbaby. 😂😂😂😂 He said I need to buy a $50 eBay gift card. In order for him to verify. He sent me a picture. It says the receiver needed to buy a $50 gift card in order to verify it being sent. But it wouldn't send it until after I got the $50 gift card. LMAO! I told him he could send me 400 or 500. And by his own $50. EBay gift card and verify himself He's got enough money to send 600 a week. He can buy his own $50 eBay gift card. And only send 400 or 500. Then I sent him a screenshot of your response on here saying its a scam. He stopped responding. LMAO!
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Re: EBay gift card to verify purchase

Yes I tried to become a sugar baby and the same thing with me. First they told me to purchase $50 eBay gift and then I told them that I wasn’t doing that because it was suspicious so then he told me to buy any amount I could afford. So, like a dumby, just to see if this could be real, I bought a small $10 card, and then he told me there was a insufficient eBay card rate and sent me a screenshot that just looked fake, if you want it I can show you it won’t let me post here, and he couldn’t explain to me why I needed the card except that “That’s how it works” and then told me go and BUY A $100 card, that’s when I was like I’m being scammed and I came on here to look and i was right. And when I confronted them with the screenshot of this page he didn’t even acknowledge what you guys said except that he isn’t going to do this with people with trust issues and then I cursed him called him a **bleep** and then left it at that. Don’t fall for it!! I can show you the fake **bleep** screenshot if you want. You don’t need no damn eBay gift card.
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Re: EBay gift card to verify purchase

I sent them my link and now I’m really worried that they’ll hack my bank account did you have any problems after you stopped speaking to them?
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Re: EBay gift card to verify purchase

No but change all your passwords and watch your account for fraud
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Re: EBay gift card to verify purchase

I had the exact same one saying that he was gonna send me $600 but then asked for a $50 voucher to verify the transfer. The photo edit was so poorly done too. I didn’t but it coz I felt like something was wrong so I searched about it in advance and found the same stories here. Thanks for all your thoughts and for the help!
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Re: ebay gift card to verify purhase

Some guy named Dennis tried to pull this on me and sent me a screenshot of the supposed $3000 he sent me and told me that in order for the money to be sent through I had to get an eBay card so he could put in the code. I figured it had to be a scam so I googled it and found this thread of people it had happened to before. It’s just sad that people like him think we’re stupid enough to not do research before giving away our money like that.
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Re: ebay gift card to verify purhase

The same exact thing happened to me today. Sent me a realistic looking screenshot of where he’d supposedly sent me $5000 but said it would be pending until I gave him a $100 eBay card to verify the transaction. Gave me some BS about it being linked to his business card. Idk. Definitely a scam.
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Re: ebay gift card to verify purhase

Was his name Colin by chance? Because I received the exact same kind of message from someone with that name with the same amount of $ but wanted a 200$ eBay card