(Closed) Is this chick trying to scam me?

posted 6 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

If he has a checking account, he can get a paypal account!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Yes she is trying to scam you. NEVER accept a check.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Well, if you can go to a branch of the bank that the check is drawn from (ie her account is at Bank of America and you go to local BoA branch) you can cash it immediately. Once her bank gave you the money, they would have no way of getting it back from you, so you would be safe. But otherwise, you’re right. If you deposit the check in your account, it may come back bad weeks later.

If she’s not comfortable with online method, could she send you a money order or cashier’s check? Those are guaranteed funds.

Post # 7
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405 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Yeah, that sounds dodgy.

I mean if the only way these people can pay for anything is via a check then they’re going to have a lot of trouble paying for their wedding.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Sounds like a scam to me. I was trying to sell a second dress as well and was contacted by this person who wanted my name, address, and telephone number and was going to send me a cashiers check or money order and I told them I would only accept payment through paypal and that I will not be handing out my personal information, never heard back from them after that. Do not trust this person tell them if they cannot accept your payment terms then you can go no further with this transaction. If they are out to scam than usually that will shut them up. Please do not take any form of payment through the mail.

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Definite scam.

Besides paypal they could also do an e transfer sending the money straight to your email address. You don’t have to give out any of your banking information. You deposit it into your bank account online.. This is an immediate transfer- they have to have the funds in their account to be able to do this.

Post # 10
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359 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

By The Way they are making fraudulent money orders and cashiers checks now that you cannot tell are fake. The bank will cash them and weeks later you will find out they were bad and they will reclaim the money from you. By then your dress would be gone. Craigslist warns about these kinds of fraud all the time. Do not take any form of payment through the mail.

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Yep. Sorry. :/ I agree with PPs. If he can pay by check, he could pay through paypal or other means. It’s too risky, IMO.

And I’ve had someone pay me by check, the check cleared, I thought all was well. Then I get a notice and the money PLUS a fee were removed from my accounts because it bounced at the other person’s bank. Luckily, it wasn’t intentional and they paid me in cash after I showed them what happened, but it could have been bad.

Post # 13
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1941 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Definite scam. RUN!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

You could tell her that you won’t send the dress until the check clears, but personally I would just find another buyer.

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper

Bad, bad, bad. Don’t do it, girl.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Scam…just the wording and grammar seems typical of a scam

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