Post # 1
this was sent in response to my ad selling bridal shoes:
My name is Tara,i saw your advert placement on the internet about your item i am highly interested in it Due to the fact that it’s been a long time i have been searching for ,I have a shipper who takes care of all my shipment,shipping will not be any problem,but before payment will be made i need to be sure of who i will be dealing with if you are going to be honest and sincere throughout the transaction.To start kindly signify with the necessary answers to the question in mind,
1. Are you the real owner of the merchandise ? 2. How long has it been yours? 3. What is the present condition?i can read about the condition before sending you my message just need to know the present. 4. your final asking price ?
Furthermore I will like you to know that the form of payment is through a Certified Cashier’s check if you are ok with that kindly get back to me asap.
Post # 3
@MayaBean: I got the same message – how did you find out it was a scam?
Post # 4
@gangqinjia: This is a pretty typical internet scam. They send you a cashier’s check way over the amount you are asking and then ask you to send the rest back to them for whatever purpose. By the time you have sent the money (via western union), your bank informs you that the check has bounced and they then debit the entire amount of the check from your account and you’re out the amount that you wired.
Post # 5
@greenviolets: Ouch. Good to know. I was just going to ask her whether she meant “certified check” or “cashier’s check” because they’re two different things, but I’m definitely glad y’all told me!
Post # 6
@gangqinjia: Glad to know you haven’t moved forward yet! Always be careful when the person says “the item listed” and has poor spelling and grammar. If the person doesn’t ask many questions that you would ask if you were purchasing something, beware!! Always be careful when they talk about courier services, etc.
Post # 7
I RECEIVED THIS MESSAGE !!! I BELIEVE IT HAS TO BE A SCAM !!! WHAT WOULD YOU SAY ???
Thanks for your reply, Yes i can avoid the price … money will be included to the item fees,so when you get the payment out..you we send the rest fund to the shipping company via PayPal, and the shipping company we come for the pick up of the items, kindly get back to me with your
Your PayPal Invoice:
Your Phone number:
Price of it :