(Closed) Does this sound off to you?!

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2965 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

NO IT IS A SCAM!!! I have unfortunately been through this at least twice!!! It will seem legit because paypal will send you some kind of message but no it is not!!! Please don’t fall victim to this!

Post # 4
724 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@prettypincushion:  Sounds like a scam.  I’ve seen basically the same story only they were “in the navy” instead of an oceanographer.  I wouldn’t do it.

Post # 5
2685 posts
Sugar bee

You’re right to be suspicious, this sounds like a scam.  Don’t know if you’re using Craigslist, but it’s a common scam for a buyer to send a message with a “link” to register for Paypal, but that link may give the buyer access to your bank details.  If you send any message back to them at all, I would recommend saying that you’ll only complete the transaction in person and the buyer can Paypal the money to the person picking the dress up (and that person can in turn give you cash or check).

Post # 6
652 posts
Busy bee

@prettypincushion:  Sounds no good to me. Be very careful! Don’t give them your paypal address because they might hack it. 


Post # 8
4803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Scam. Anytime they say that they want to buy your dress and will be sending someone to pick it up and wiring you the money, don’t do it!

Post # 9
2780 posts
Sugar bee

@prettypincushion:  it is a scam lol. Those people make fraudulent email from PayPal to make you think they paid you when they really didn’t and she’s probanly going to say her friend cancelled so you need to ship it. Just ignore her lol

Post # 10
8882 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

It’s a scam. Any mention of being overseas and using paypal – AVOID.

Post # 11
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Always a scam. Any time anyone wants to send you money (usually Western Union) and have an “agent” come pick it up because they’re “in a foreign country,” it’s a scam.

Post # 12
4439 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@prettypincushion:  If they’re coming to pick it up in person they should pay in person. I’m not a fan of Paypal….

Also, don’t mark it sold until you have cash in hand and dress out the door.  I dealt with so much BS trying to sell mine, it’s at a consignment shop right now so I don’t have to deal with it anymore!  Good luck!

Post # 13
260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Definitely sounds like a scam!

Post # 15
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

PayPal does NOT protect sellers well at all. If someone claims they never got it, you’ll have to prove they DID. They can also claim it’s not what they wanted and you have to PROVE IT IS. So…….unfortunately that’s a really typical scam, for people to buy things and then claim they didn’t get it and get their money back. And you’re just screwed. 

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