New Scam Involving PayPal

New Scam Involving PayPal

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Beware

Cobleskill, NY

#1 Feb 21, 2012
I recently sold an I pad on Craiglist to a guy who asked for paypal to be used for the transaction...sounded safe enough.

So I sent the Paypal invoice requesting $350.00 and $70.00 for the shipping (overnight to Europe) standard practice.

Then I recieved a confirmation from Paypal that the money had been deposited into my account BUT (That it was immediately withdrawn and held by paypal to await the shipping tracking number)I logged on my Paypal account and the money was not there and normally when that is done it'll show the dollar amount and "pending next to it" It's never withdrawn.

The emails they generate look just like the real thing except these are foreigners and often have louzy english. Had I shipped the IPad It would be gone for good.

Another recent Scam on Paypal. Someone WILL deposit the money into your account for a purchase. Than as soon as they have the tracking number they get their money back by telling Pay pal "I didn't authorize this purchase" Then they have your merchandise and their money while YOU are investigated for fraud.

Becareful!!! This scam was fresh as of last night and I almost didn't see it comming.
Beware

Cobleskill, NY

#2 Feb 21, 2012
Paypal confirmed on the phone that this was a new one

Selling online can be risky for the seller aswell as the buyer. This guy will be getting a 5lb box of dog *hit sent to him "priority" so he has the tracking number.

It's soooo annoying to spend time listing somthing going through all the correspondance just to find out the guy on the other end is trying to screw you out of what you have.
Think

Glenmont, NY

#3 Feb 21, 2012
People constantly try to figure out ways of ripping other people off.
Post It Note

Cobleskill, NY

#4 Feb 21, 2012
People that run into online scams or scams in general with Ebay or Craigslist post them on this topic, It will helpin keeping people from getting ripped off. We alomst need a county scam alert website. This day in age nobody can afford to get ripped off
Know your customer

United States

#5 Feb 22, 2012
Post It Note wrote:
People that run into online scams or scams in general with Ebay or Craigslist post them on this topic, It will helpin keeping people from getting ripped off. We alomst need a county scam alert website. This day in age nobody can afford to get ripped off
It's pretty simple. Craigslist tranactions are to be done in person with cash. eBay has buyer and seller protection when using PayPal. No buyer protection with Craigslist!
George Fargo

Lobelville, TN

#6 Jul 15, 2012
Someone is sending $1 payments to Paypal account holders and then they immediately submit chargebacks (reported as unauthorized transaction, which does not make any sense other than some kind of a stupid way of revenge) even if they receive the $1 refund on the same day as the money is sent out. This is some kind of a scam game of revenge or fraud, which seems to be pointless infantile game of a mad man.

The email address and a "shipping address" used in the scam transaction are the following:

Shipping address:

George Fargo
76 Whitefield, Unit 302
Ocean Grove, NJ 07756
United States

[email protected]

If you receive $1 or any other amount bearing the above details, it is best you refund it immediately and report it to Paypal since Paypal seems to allow the chargeback to go through even if the money is immediately refunded to the mad sender. Also get a SUBPOENA from your local PD to find out who the mad sender is and what they are trying to achieve by this game.
DO NOT TRUST

Ticonderoga, NY

#7 Jul 15, 2012
I've had to replace two credit cards that were comprimised and (motel rooms in califonia were charged on them) after using paypals "guest account" services to make two purchases on Ebay. Thy usually wait a month or two ten make small purchases before going for the gold
not what it seems

Bloomsburg, PA

#9 Sep 22, 2013
i have been getting text messages from some scammers wanting to buy my food truck and wanting to pay via paypal. so I call the number the were texting me from and found that the numbers were from Global voice not a person at the other end. again they wanted my paypal account name so they could transfer the money. After a little more investigation I found they are international scammers so now they are trying to use text messaging. be careful my fellow Americans lets not give into these scammers we need to have united front against online scammers
Food truck wanted

Clockville, NY

#10 Oct 14, 2013
not what it seems wrote:
i have been getting text messages from some scammers wanting to buy my food truck and wanting to pay via paypal. so I call the number the were texting me from and found that the numbers were from Global voice not a person at the other end. again they wanted my paypal account name so they could transfer the money. After a little more investigation I found they are international scammers so now they are trying to use text messaging. be careful my fellow Americans lets not give into these scammers we need to have united front against online scammers
. What kind of food truck are you selling and have you sold it yet I am interested in purchasing 1
dana

Phoenix, AZ

#11 Apr 23, 2014
Hi, I just had someone contact me about merchandise the very same way. Thanks for the posts !!
Beware wrote:
I recently sold an I pad on Craiglist to a guy who asked for paypal to be used for the transaction...sounded safe enough.
So I sent the Paypal invoice requesting $350.00 and $70.00 for the shipping (overnight to Europe) standard practice.
Then I recieved a confirmation from Paypal that the money had been deposited into my account BUT (That it was immediately withdrawn and held by paypal to await the shipping tracking number)I logged on my Paypal account and the money was not there and normally when that is done it'll show the dollar amount and "pending next to it" It's never withdrawn.
The emails they generate look just like the real thing except these are foreigners and often have louzy english. Had I shipped the IPad It would be gone for good.
Another recent Scam on Paypal. Someone WILL deposit the money into your account for a purchase. Than as soon as they have the tracking number they get their money back by telling Pay pal "I didn't authorize this purchase" Then they have your merchandise and their money while YOU are investigated for fraud.
Becareful!!! This scam was fresh as of last night and I almost didn't see it comming.
carrie

Naperville, IL

#12 Jan 27, 2015
So I thought I could sell my car and Harley online. I'm glad I looked at this sight so I didn't get screwed. I got these emails that they want to know what your bottom dollar is an then they want you to give them your PayPal email, full name, and your cell number. I noticed before looking this up to be a scam that the email address keeps changing slightly with each correspondence from the person. Watch out for that
Idaho Iggy

San Diego, CA

#13 Apr 26, 2015
Why is law enforcement so inept with regard to these scammers? I live in San Diego, Ca. If a fraud transaction is less than $5,000, the district attorney will not pursue the issues. Yet, I trust that the total over a period for most criminals is significantly over that amount.
sad sack

Ticonderoga, NY

#14 May 15, 2015
I paid a hooker with paypal but I got my money back because I didn't feel loved

Since: Jan 16

United States

#16 Jan 25, 2016
Beware wrote:
I recently sold an I pad on Craiglist to a guy who asked for paypal to be used for the transaction...sounded safe enough.
So I sent the Paypal invoice requesting $350.00 and $70.00 for the shipping (overnight to Europe) standard practice.
Then I recieved a confirmation from Paypal that the money had been deposited into my account BUT (That it was immediately withdrawn and held by paypal to await the shipping tracking number)I logged on my Paypal account and the money was not there and normally when that is done it'll show the dollar amount and "pending next to it" It's never withdrawn.
The emails they generate look just like the real thing except these are foreigners and often have louzy english. Had I shipped the IPad It would be gone for good.
Another recent Scam on Paypal. Someone WILL deposit the money into your account for a purchase. Than as soon as they have the tracking number they get their money back by telling Pay pal "I didn't authorize this purchase" Then they have your merchandise and their money while YOU are investigated for fraud.
Becareful!!! This scam was fresh as of last night and I almost didn't see it comming.
Pretty sure you just saved my butt and property!!

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