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Re: Craigslist
« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2012, 10:32:02 AM »
i used craigslist face to face and it was great. my friend found a cheaper deal but it was through paypal and the seller was going to ship. turned out to be a scam

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Re: Craigslist
« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2012, 10:33:07 AM »
It's his call, please keep us posted
+1. have used CL hundreds of times.
But he has been warned...its almost for sure a scam.

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Re: Craigslist
« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2013, 07:58:17 AM »
I assume this is a scam?


Good to hear back from you. I'm okay with the price and the condition. Presently, i am out of town for my vacation and i won't be able to come for the inspection due to my location. Moreover, I would have loved to call but am out of service for days now which restricts calls.I have a pick up agent who will be coming for the pick up after the transaction has been completed. I will be paying you through PayPal as it is the only Medium at which i can send Payment at the Moment. I would appreciate if you email me with more pictures (if available) too since i won't be be able to see this in person. And if you don't have a PayPal account, It's pretty easy to set up a PayPal account at www.paypal.com . it's just a few minutes away from signing up. it's safe and secure for both Parties and i have been using PayPal to buy and sell for years now without problems. Pls get back to me with your PayPal email so i can proceed with the payment and contact the Pick up Agent who will come for the Pick up of the item. I will need these following details so i can proceed with the payment right away

1:Your PayPal e-Mail Address 2: Home Address

As soon as you get back to me with your PayPal email, I'll proceed with full Payment. I look forward to reading from you soon.

Regards Tera
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Re: Craigslist
« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2013, 08:07:18 AM »
Probably

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« Reply #19 on: January 27, 2013, 08:13:36 AM »
I assume this is a scam?


Good to hear back from you. I'm okay with the price and the condition. Presently, i am out of town for my vacation and i won't be able to come for the inspection due to my location. Moreover, I would have loved to call but am out of service for days now which restricts calls.I have a pick up agent who will be coming for the pick up after the transaction has been completed. I will be paying you through PayPal as it is the only Medium at which i can send Payment at the Moment. I would appreciate if you email me with more pictures (if available) too since i won't be be able to see this in person. And if you don't have a PayPal account, It's pretty easy to set up a PayPal account at www.paypal.com . it's just a few minutes away from signing up. it's safe and secure for both Parties and i have been using PayPal to buy and sell for years now without problems. Pls get back to me with your PayPal email so i can proceed with the payment and contact the Pick up Agent who will come for the Pick up of the item. I will need these following details so i can proceed with the payment right away

1:Your PayPal e-Mail Address 2: Home Address

As soon as you get back to me with your PayPal email, I'll proceed with full Payment. I look forward to reading from you soon.

Regards Tera
100%

It's soooo easy to see.

Rule #1 only scammers tell people how to sign up for PayPal :)
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Re: Craigslist
« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2013, 08:19:23 AM »
100%

It's soooo easy to see.

Rule #1 only scammers tell people how to sign up for PayPal :)

I agree, from the wording it looks like a scam. Though I'd like to know the mechanics of this scam, if anyone knows?

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Re: Craigslist
« Reply #21 on: January 27, 2013, 08:27:20 AM »
Sick. Vacation. Cant talk on phone. What ELSE?

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Re: Craigslist
« Reply #22 on: January 27, 2013, 09:09:41 AM »
Sick. Vacation. Cant talk on phone. What ELSE?
Son was killed by a drunk driver, daughter getting deployed to Iraq.....

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Re: Craigslist
« Reply #23 on: January 27, 2013, 09:19:04 AM »
Sick. Vacation. Cant talk on phone. What ELSE?

I understand that part, but what happens next?

Buyer convinces person to ship it without payment?
Buyer pays and seller ships, but buyer sets up claim with Paypal?



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Re: Craigslist
« Reply #24 on: January 27, 2013, 09:48:15 AM »
I assume this is a scam?


Good to hear back from you. I'm okay with the price and the condition. Presently, i am out of town for my vacation and i won't be able to come for the inspection due to my location. Moreover, I would have loved to call but am out of service for days now which restricts calls.I have a pick up agent who will be coming for the pick up after the transaction has been completed. I will be paying you through PayPal as it is the only Medium at which i can send Payment at the Moment. I would appreciate if you email me with more pictures (if available) too since i won't be be able to see this in person. And if you don't have a PayPal account, It's pretty easy to set up a PayPal account at www.paypal.com . it's just a few minutes away from signing up. it's safe and secure for both Parties and i have been using PayPal to buy and sell for years now without problems. Pls get back to me with your PayPal email so i can proceed with the payment and contact the Pick up Agent who will come for the Pick up of the item. I will need these following details so i can proceed with the payment right away

1:Your PayPal e-Mail Address 2: Home Address

As soon as you get back to me with your PayPal email, I'll proceed with full Payment. I look forward to reading from you soon.

Regards Tera

it is 100% a scam, if you dont want to be bothered with your real e-mail send him a fake email address and see what happens, they send you a "legit" looking email from paypal, the funds are all  there, blah, blah, blah, but its just a scam

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Re: Craigslist
« Reply #25 on: March 29, 2017, 04:55:28 PM »
hi,
i purchased a $2112.67united gift certificate for $1500
the guy sent me an invoice which came from paypal
i paid with Amex through paypal.
first he said it takes 24-48hrs for the money to clear
yesterday approx 28hr after purchase he said it still didnt clear and hes waiting until 48hr pass which was 2hrs ago, i called paypal they said the money went through right away- only then did i realize i was scammed, especially since after checking i saw the same offer in LA & SF and the original post were i bought from is back up

my question is am i covered by paypal? or amex?

 original one i purchased from https://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/tix/6060960769.html

others i've found after suspecting being scammed
https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/tix/6060967404.html
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/tix/6060975475.html


thanks



PS  I am not looking for any lecture on how i'm an idiot.
i have purchased a few vouchers off CL before and traded GPUs.   
« Last Edit: March 29, 2017, 05:04:20 PM by nafnaf12 »
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Re: Craigslist
« Reply #26 on: March 29, 2017, 07:43:12 PM »
I don't see why your not covered by PayPaL, unless you gifted him the money.

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Re: Craigslist
« Reply #27 on: March 29, 2017, 07:43:24 PM »
hi,
i purchased a $2112.67united gift certificate for $1500
the guy sent me an invoice which came from paypal
i paid with Amex through paypal.
first he said it takes 24-48hrs for the money to clear
yesterday approx 28hr after purchase he said it still didnt clear and hes waiting until 48hr pass which was 2hrs ago, i called paypal they said the money went through right away- only then did i realize i was scammed, especially since after checking i saw the same offer in LA & SF and the original post were i bought from is back up

my question is am i covered by paypal? or amex?

 original one i purchased from https://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/tix/6060960769.html

others i've found after suspecting being scammed
https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/tix/6060967404.html
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/tix/6060975475.html


thanks



PS  I am not looking for any lecture on how i'm an idiot.
i have purchased a few vouchers off CL before and traded GPUs.
How long ago did this happen? 

To unload the cash from paypal takes a day or two, unless he has a paypal debit card..
First you should call paypal and stop the payment and then call amex and see if they can stop the charge..

 Go after the funds, hoping this guy won't walk away with them.
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Re: Craigslist
« Reply #28 on: March 29, 2017, 07:45:09 PM »
I don't see why your not covered by PayPaL, unless you gifted him the money.
He said he paid through his cc (amex), you pay a fee to do that, which means the funds should be sent right away, but for the other person to actually get Cash in hand will take a day or two, which seems to have happened here..
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Re: Craigslist
« Reply #29 on: March 29, 2017, 08:05:13 PM »
I don't see why your not covered by PayPaL, unless you gifted him the money.
i didn't gift it, i paid with my CC (didn't pay a fee)

He said he paid through his cc (amex), you pay a fee to do that, which means the funds should be sent right away, but for the other person to actually get Cash in hand will take a day or two, which seems to have happened here..
"you" being me or the seller? i didn't pay any fee


How long ago did this happen? 

To unload the cash from paypal takes a day or two, unless he has a paypal debit card..
First you should call paypal and stop the payment and then call amex and see if they can stop the charge..

 Go after the funds, hoping this guy won't walk away with them.
i sent the $ on Monday 3:55pm 



do i open dispute with paypal? or amex? 

ETA i opened a dispute with paypal the rep said that she placed the money on hold in the sellers account and if the seller doesn't get back to me/pay-pal within 10 days paypal will resolve this issue in my favor.

do i have to dispute through amex too?
« Last Edit: March 29, 2017, 08:56:04 PM by nafnaf12 »
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