(Closed) Am I being scammed?? Opinions Please!

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Scam????
    Total scam....do not sell to this person : (139 votes)
    98 %
    Maybe it is a legitimate offer....but be cautious : (3 votes)
    2 %
    Sounds okay, I've done this before and it turned out okay : (0 votes)
    Perfectly fine to sell this way : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    anytime you have to give out your bank account number, avoid avoid avoid. craigslist is great but can be the devil if you don’t take precautions. don’t do it!

    Post # 4
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Is there even such a thing as email money transfers? I would NEVER give me bank account information out

    Post # 5
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2008

    Yes, it’s a scammer.  Check out http://fraudalerts.blogspot.com/2009/04/fraud-alert-gwen-blue.html

    I was just contacted yesterday by a scammer.  As SOON as you get a funny feeling about the transaction, it’s best to drop the subject.  I agree, bank account numbers, paypal email account information, etc, shouldn’t be shared. 

    A simple Google search turned this Gwen Blue up.

    Also, what soon-to-be-bride asks if ‘it’ of “the item” is still available?  Would she want to know details/see more pictures of the dress?  Warning sign right there.

     

     

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    run away screaming, lol. that is definitely a scam. theyre in the process of moving to the us? super sketchy, tell them sorry, theres no way in hell theyre getting your account number

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I think it sounds like a scam! The words “bank transfer from my company” and excuses just don’t add up. Yuck! Sorry you’re dealing with that.

    Post # 8
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    259 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    yes you are being scammed! just stop communication all together. you’re not going to get any good outcome from it. so scary!

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee

    Please, total scam. Why can’t the person use paypal?

    Post # 10
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    You can tell from the very FIRST e-mail it is a scam.

    A real person would ask about the dress, not the “item”.

    Asking if the “item” is for sale is a true scammer hallmark, because they use a form e-mail and don’t even read ads.

    That coupled with the terrible grammer = scam.

    Don’t ever respond to a person unless they ask about the item your are selling by calling it what it is, not just an “item”.

     

    Also, for CL ads, it’s best to say “please put xxxx in the title” that way you can immediately weed out scammers (who didn’t read the ad) from real people.

    Post # 11
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    759 posts
    Busy bee

    As soon as I read that she was asking for your bank account number, red flags went up.  I never, ever give that out to anyone, especially someone I don’t know.  Sounds shady to me.

    Post # 12
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    330 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    As a reporter, I worked with a company that catches these spammers and looks for key words and spellings, as well as sentence form. I can guarantee you 100% this IS a scam. Please don’t even correspond anymore at all (that is another thing I learned from working on the article)

    Post # 13
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I would definitely say that is a scam. 

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee

    She hasn’t ever once mentioned the dress! If she was a real bride don’t you think she’d be gushing about how excited she was or something??

    Stick with your guy. SCAM SCAM SCAM.

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Total scam. Don’t do it. Nobody’s company would ever pay you and if it were a company they’d use PayPal without a problem. Also, she’ll get UPS to go and pick up from your house? I don’t know if that’s standard practice in the US but here that’s definitely way too creepy! Meet in person to pick up the item after purchase yes, sending FedEx/UPS to your home to pick up the item. No.

    Post # 16
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    5891 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2012

    she wants the dress “for her home” lol

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