Is this weird or is it just me?!?

posted 3 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

It’s a scam.  A very common scam.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@NVMox2480:  Sounds fishy. There has got to be someone more local, not out at sea, who will be interested…

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@NVMox2480:  Complete scam… they want you to give them 700?? HELL NO

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@NVMox2480:  Totally a scam, don’t fall for it.  Yikes!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

scam. anytime anyone tries to change the terms of payment or shipment, it’s a scam.

 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Sounds dodgy to me!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Its a scam.  My husband received a similar email when selling his parachute online a couple years ago.   The guy actually sent my DH a check for 2k over his asking price.  Said it was a “mistake” and can my DH cash the check and wire the leftover money back to him.  My DH called his bank and explained the situation and the fishy check.   The bank said it was a fake check and to rip it up.  The bank said they see this stuff all the time. 

Apparently they send you a fake check.. you’re supposed to cash it and send them this “overage” of money & by the time the check is denied you’re out that extra money.

Your situation definitely sounds similar and very fishy.  I’d keep looking for another buyer for your dress 🙂

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Weird. There is never a reason for someone who is selling something to be involved for paying for anything. If this person really is at sea and having legitimate problems,(I don’t think so) they can get a friend or family member to sort out the shipping.

You would likely find that not only are you out the dress, but you are out the 750.

ps where on earth are they supposedly shipping this dress that it would cost 700?

 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Anything WU to an Aussie is a scam 🙁 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World

I wouldn’t chance it.  It does sound “fishy” to me, lol.

Post # 13
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Helper bee

Don’t do it! They get the $700 amd then the bank realizes they paid with a bad check/card, and since you send the money via western union, you can’t get the $700 back. 

 

this exact thing happened to my friend!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

It’s definitely a scam.  It’s the scam that @CactusFlower:  described.

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