CLASSIFIED SCAM ALERT

posted 4 years ago in Weddingbee
  • poll: Have you been scammed using the classified here?
    yes : (13 votes)
    30 %
    no : (30 votes)
    70 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2616 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    never ever western union anyone you personally dont know big scam

    Post # 5
    Member
    4664 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Do people really fall for this stuff? How ridiculous. If someone is SO gullible and foolish as to trust a random internet stranger and wire money to someone they don’t know, it’s almost hard to feel bad for them… 

    Post # 6
    Member
    8888 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @Bebealways:  +1

     

    I voted yes, but only b/c I had a spam response to something I posted. I didn’t fall for it.

    Post # 7
    Member
    45642 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Anywhere that anyone is selling anything, there will be someone attempting to scam them.

    If any SELLER  is naive enough to send money to a BUYER, they really need to educate themselves about the ways of the worlld.

    Post # 8
    Member
    2 posts
    Wannabee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I got the EXACT SAME EMAIL 3 days ago!!!!!   Although, I knew something was fishy when I went to search their “username” (tracyb974), and it did not exist.  Very scary!!  Be careful, Ladies!!

    Post # 9
    Member
    1 posts
    Wannabee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I got the same email!! Darn it I was so excited to sell my dress, but after I got the email to ask to send money via Western Union to a “pick up agent”, then I felt uncomfortable.

    Glad I came onto the forum and found this posting!!

     

     

    Post # 10
    Member
    3417 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

    I had a scam email about a dress I had for sale.  I had already sold it and even took the dress off the classifieds but somehow they must have seen my ad somewhere.  When I replied that the dress was no longer for sale they sent me an email saying something like “If you have any more dresses for sale please contact me for purchase.”  Ummm how many dresses do you need for your wedding and do you think I just have tons of dresses laying around at my disposal to sell?

    I deleted the email.  It was pretty amusing I wish I had saved it now to post.

    Post # 11
    Member
    1 posts
    Wannabee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I was just the victim of the same scam!!!!!!  someone emailed me that they wanted to buy my dress, sent through a “payPal” although not through paypal email.  I was suspicious of it from the start because they said they had their “own shipping company amd would come to pick the dress up”. Um, no thank you.  When I called Paypal to report this, they confirmed that they never work with outside vendors.  I wrote the girl back and asked her to quit contacting me – and seconds later received another fake email saying “we know that we (paypal) told you that this was suspicious but we assure its not and to proceed with payment.”  are you kidding??!!  

    beware!!!

    Post # 12
    Member
    2573 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @Bebealways:  +1

    I would always just try to deal locally and with cash. I have read way too many nightmare stories about people being out their item to be sold AND cash after dealing with someone not locally. 

    Post # 13
    Member
    263 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Thanks for the heads up!

    Post # 14
    Member
    245 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’m going through this righ now, trying to sell a bridesmaid dress that was never ever used, I’ve gotten nothing but scam messages. Really? It’s frustrating…I can tell right away as well when they are, so when I message back so i don’t hear back lol. 

    Post # 14
    Member
    139 posts
    Blushing bee

    I keep getting scam responses for my ad.. its getting really annoying.. I think its up to 5 so far….

     

    Post # 15
    Member
    17289 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion

    Markinu:  Hang in there! Our new Classifieds system is coming soon, and it should make it harder for scammers and spammers to post and reply to posts.

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