(Closed) AM I BEING SCAMMED?

posted 6 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
Member
21 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2012

They can use an eCheck through PayPal.  I wouldn’t sell ANYTHING without PayPal…

Or tell them you want to get the check, wait 3 business days to be sure the check CLEARS the bank, and then they can send whomever they want to come get the dress…

Post # 4
Member
13010 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Yeah, pretty sure you are being scammed. 

Post # 6
Member
788 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Definitely a scam! It makes me so angry that there are people ruining such a great site like WeddingBee. Grr.

Post # 7
Member
1414 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Sounds fishy… :-/

Post # 8
Member
81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

When I sold my dress, I posted it on Craigslist and got tons of offers like this. I finally sold it to a gal locally, met her at a busy Starbucks right outside the mall, and made the sale. She paid in cash.

I would meet up with someone locally if I was you.

Or, you could post it on ebay and sell through a viable source.

Post # 9
Member
986 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Yes, its sounds fishy.   I had similar thing when I sold my iphone online.   Scammers kept sending.  Even the same guy sent 3 different offers with different stories.   I followed through once and he sent me a fake paypal notice of payment.   I said I was waiting until it appeared in my paypal account.  Of course it never did.  I forwarded the paypal payment notice to paypal who confirmed it was a scam.

 

Post # 10
Member
1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Its a scam.  If you has said yes the email would have gone something like this.  “Can I pay you am extra ____ dollars for the dress.  I will have local person pick up, but they dont have paypal. Please give them the extra cash for the delivery.” when you gave the delivery person the money and dress they would take it and disappear.  A few days later you would find out the PayPal purchase was made with a stolen credit card and the money would be removed from your account.  Meanwhile the scammer has the cash you gave the delivery person.  

 

Typical online sales consist of a PayPal payment and you shipping the item.  If someone tries to add extra steps its usually a scam. 

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