(Closed) OnceWed.com Scam Question

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
46606 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@kmurti:  Scammers will be found on any site, including WeddingBee, where people are selling things. There are people who make a living out of getting someone to ship them something they haven’t paid for.

They will give you a story about sending a check or money order bigger than your asking price so you can include shipping. By the time you ship the dress and the check bounces or the money order is proven to be phony, it’s too late. Then you are on the hook for the amount of the check or money order.

The simple solution is don’t accept any payment other than Paypal.

Post # 4
11271 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@kmurti:  @julies1949:  even paypal is not 100%.  there have been a lot of scams with individuals needing the item right away and they insist on paying with paypal.  apparently, they set up a paypal account with a bad or fake credit card number solely for your transaction.  it shows that the item has been paid for and the seller ships the item.  by the time paypal realizes that the account is bad, the scammer has the item in hand.  paypal then claws back the transaction amount from the seller b/c the buyer is in the wind.  the seller loses out on the money and the item.

i have had someone try to buy large ticket items from me twice with almost the same story.  i didn’t fall for it.

this is the reason i have yet to sell my wedding dress.

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