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 Post subject: Scam question
PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:36 am 

Joined: Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:34 am
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Location: Big Rock, IL, US
So I've been contacted twice now by 2 different buyers that ask, "what is the best price I can give them on the item, they live 45 minutes away from me but can only pay via paypal." they also want to meet mid way for an exchange. This is surely a scam but i don't follow how it works, I haven't sold much online so this one is new to me. Can they dispute the item through paypal once they have it and stop my payment. thanks

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 Post subject: Re: Scam question
PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:01 pm 
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Location: Delta, BC, CA
If the buyer is located near you and is willing to meet, why not ask them to do a cash transaction? Suggest meeting at a nearby Police Station lobby to complete the transaction. If they have no qualms meeting there, they are not a scammer.

If the people contacting you have a lot of positive feedback, the chances of them being a scammer is a lot lower than someone with no feedback.

PayPal is relatively safe to use except where items are picked up in person. PayPal wants to see proof of shipment c/w tracking number in order to offer you buyer's protection. Without proof of shipment, you are not as likely to get buyer's protection.

Cash is really the best way to go if they can agree on that form of payment.

Those who live by their wits are obliged to live beyond their means.

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