Post # 1
Hello fellow wedding gown sellers! I have been trying to sell my dress on OnceWed.com (the free version). Since posting my gown, I have recieved many inquiries from people who seem like scammers. Ex: Bad spelling & grammer, wanting to pay by personal check, and seeming quite urgent.
Has anyone dealt with this?
Do you have a way of determining if they are scammers?
*Sidenote – I also have my dress posted on PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com and have not no problem. From my opinion, only brides genuinely interested have contacted me.
Thank you for any insight!!
Post # 3
@kmurti: Scammers will be found on any site, including WeddingBee, where people are selling things. There are people who make a living out of getting someone to ship them something they haven’t paid for.
They will give you a story about sending a check or money order bigger than your asking price so you can include shipping. By the time you ship the dress and the check bounces or the money order is proven to be phony, it’s too late. Then you are on the hook for the amount of the check or money order.
The simple solution is don’t accept any payment other than Paypal.
Post # 4
@kmurti: @julies1949: even paypal is not 100%. there have been a lot of scams with individuals needing the item right away and they insist on paying with paypal. apparently, they set up a paypal account with a bad or fake credit card number solely for your transaction. it shows that the item has been paid for and the seller ships the item. by the time paypal realizes that the account is bad, the scammer has the item in hand. paypal then claws back the transaction amount from the seller b/c the buyer is in the wind. the seller loses out on the money and the item.
i have had someone try to buy large ticket items from me twice with almost the same story. i didn’t fall for it.
this is the reason i have yet to sell my wedding dress.