- 5 years ago
For those of you who are new here, please beware of people who email you about your classifieds wanting to pay with a check rather than your preferred method. The emails will have misspelled words that sound like they are written from someone whom English is not their first language. I just had someone inquiring about an item I have for sale here on the classifieds. The whole thing came across as really fishy. Here is part of the email conversation I had with this “person”. My ad on here clearly states what method of payment is accepted. (PayPal) This “person” feigned ignorance:
(Email from other party):
“Wow …. i couldn’t find it in the advert page that you don’t accept cheques as a means of transaction payment …. maybe it was due that i was in a hurry for this deal but kindly read carefully from here …. if i am sending you a bad cheque i wouldn’t have mentioned earlier that i will wait until the payment clears in your bank and i would have sent you the payment via paypal as you have listed but i have spent all cash i have with me as i have told you earlier as well so i will be glad if we can weigh this situation into both hands and make this issue understandable between the two of us as i believed you are a woman as myself.I am ready to purchase from you and i am ready to be sincere with you in this deal.Hope to read back from you sooner again.