(Closed) is this a known scam??

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

It might not be, but this sounds like the kind of thing that would turn into “OMG in a rush I accidentally sent you an extra $400, can you just withdraw it and sent it back to me?” kind of thing. 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would contact Paypal to find out. I am always a bit weary of it and don’t ship anything until the money is safely transferred to my account from paypal!

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Yeah, I’m not sure.  I would tell her that you can’t send anything out until you get the payment in Paypal.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Paypal can take the money back if the buyer claims something is wrong — be careful.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

One of their tactics is to create urgency.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I wonder if you can put on your paypal invoice that the dress is  being  sold ‘as-is’. Well, I would also commuicate this with the buyer, too. Then it protects you from the buyer returning it for any reason. But make sure to put it on the paypal invoice so paypal sees that it is as-is.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@dynamic_duo: Yes, they can. I know a few photographers this happened to. Look up Paypal Reversal Scams… I’d say 99% of the time paypal is safe — but her need to have this immediately is a warning flag, like Jeannine said.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee

Paypal can take the money back if the buyer claims something is wrong — be careful. if you put in contract no returns  accept as is **pay pal can not take the money back . I sell and buy from them all time. and you also can say no refunds in your contract to make it soild. good luckLaughing

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

@dynamic_duo: It may or may not be a scam. The urgency screams scam… but she doesn’t talk like a normal scammer does (at least the ones on Craigslist). I would just talk to her and say that you would be happy to overnight the dress, however you need the money to be cleared in your bank account before you will even initiate the process of shipping it. If she really needs the dress that bad and doesn’t want to wait… like she said, she can go to the shop “in town” and have it rush ordered to alter. Seamstress can alter things extremely quickly. Remember to save all of your contact with her if you do make this deal!

Post # 16
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Blushing bee

@blu77:

yeah,  and after she has worn it for her wedding,  you might have to refund and get the dress back………free hire of wedding dress for her. 

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