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am i getting scammed?

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  1. Taco15

    Taco15 I wear stretchy pants VIP

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    ok so i posted my 1 of my JL 1000/1 for sale on Craigslist. I get this one email and he wants to buy my amp. problem is that he refers to it as item. He says he;s going to send me some money through paypal. I told him there is one person ahead of him that has been waiting for me to send him pictures and that i have to wait and see if he's going to buy it.

    next day i get an email saying i have 550 in my paaypal account pending!

    check it out.

    him: Is this item still available for sale? get back asap

    me: yeah its still available. I have it with me. unfortunatly i havent had my camera for 2 days but If you want to come look at it or even hear it i'm located on call st near fsu campus.

    him: Thanks for the response.I won't be able to come for this Transaction
    in person due to my work but i will be making the Transaction via
    PayPal Account, will be adding 50 USD for the shipping to me down here in OHIO.. get back to me with your PayPal Account so that i can have your Account credited immediately. plz do not sell for anyone else.

    me: I'll send u pics asap possible. Like i said before there is someone waiting for the pics as well so i have to give him first pick. Of coures in case he doesnt want it i'll get it ready to ship to you.

    by the way this address is my paypal.
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    the next day i gewt a paypal confirmation email. i wonder if its real though.

    how can i past the web page on here?
     
  2. Taco15

    Taco15 I wear stretchy pants VIP

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    PayPal Notification: Temporary Hold Pending Verification (Routing Code: C840-L001-Q410-T3315)Routing Code Confirmed.‏
    From: jamesrich1234@gmail.com on behalf of service@paypal.com (paypalverifyteam@mail2consultant.com) Sent:Fri 2/13/09 4:23 AMTo: taco15@hotmail.com
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    Protect Your Account InfoMake sure you never provide your password to fraudulent websites.

    To safely and securely access the PayPal website or your account, open a new web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer or Netscape) and type in the PayPal URL ( https://www.paypal.com/row/) to be sure you are on the real PayPal site.

    PayPal will never ask you to enter your password in an email.

    For more information on protecting yourself from fraud, please review our Security Tips at https://www.paypal.com/row /securitytips
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    Dear (taco15@hotmail.com),


    Tony Haunt just sent you money with PayPal .
    tonyhaunt321@gmail.com is a Verified member.

    Payment Details:
    [​IMG]Amount: $550.00 USD



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    5Y758872CS5622823


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    Ship Before:
    14/02/2009


    SHIPPING OPTION:
    FedEx Overnight



    Note

    [​IMG]You Have Been Paid For: [SIZE=+1]JL audio 1000/1[/SIZE].









    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]Shipping Information
    [​IMG]Address: Jared Haunt
    9509 bays rd
    cygnet
    OH
    43413.




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    This PayPal fund has been deducted from the seller's account and has been "APPROVED" but will not be credited to your account until the shipment reference/tracking number is sent to us for shipment verification so as to secure both the buyer and the seller. Below are the necessary information requested before your account will be credited.

    Send shipment details to us through this mail:paypalverifyteam@mail2Consultant.com and our customer service care will attend to you. As soon as you send us the shipment's tracking details for security purposes and the safety of the buyer with the seller, the money will be credited to your account.


    **PLEASE NOTE**Once shipment has been verified and the tracking number sent to us. You will receive a " CONFIRMATION EMAIL" from PayPal informing you that the Money has been credited .

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  3. Z6CRX

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    it sounds like someone trying to force a scam. wait for the other buyer, things like that I usually try to sell locally.

    Also check under paypal if you have seller protection or anything that will keep them from declaring they never got he package. Like a tracking number or have ups or fedex pack it for you and charge him the shipping for it.
     
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    sounds like a scam to me.
     
  5. Taco15

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    Then he sends me this...

    Hello ,

    I will like to get you informed that i have made the payment for your
    Craigslist Item, also will like you to check your PayPal Email Box maybe
    they send you a Notification regarding the payment i made into your
    Account, so kindly get the item packed and ship to the given address
    via FedexOvernight Shipping. Once again here is the Address where the
    item is to be shipped:

    Jared Haunt
    9509 bays rd
    cygnet
    OH
    43413

    Nice Doing Business With You!
     
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    also item is a very generic term. so its probably a scam as you think
     
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    check out where its from its from some dude on behalf of Paypal....hmmm.

    who the hell treats a JL amp like something so important..i mean its the shit but c'mon
     
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    i just checked my paypal account...i have $16.48 cents with nothing pending. wow i'm gonna report this guy.
     
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    yeah its scam.. it happen to me this before.. do not post your legit email on craglist. just post as simple to post your item and why sell, your price. thats it whatever he tell you is lie.. i have never heard about stuff like that.. they made you to shipping then you get money ? thats pretty rip off.. whatever u do.. just ingore him. yes its scam to me.
     
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    i def. smell scam there man, i got scammed on ebay once
     
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    Scam, he's trying to get a free amp.
     
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    :werd: .. they want you to send the said "item" and withdraw their sent payment as soon as they think its sent..
     
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    What a dipshit. Now you have his address. Or the address of a crack house he hangs out at..

    You should get the cops involved. Tell them you'll send a cinderblock via fedex so they can bust the motherfucker who signs for it.
     
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    A guy named "Jared" that talks like Raqieuemsensetazzear.

    avoid.
     
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    I saw the address on google maps and the address is or was on some realty site that is currently down. would have posted again earlier but i had class and hondaswap was acting up.

    basically never trust any links posted in an email. always go straight to their website otherwise, and check it out from there.

    Most likely this guy is using some "local" address that he can keep an eye on when the ups guy drops by. Get a number from him and report it. Tell him you are having trouble at UPS or something ridiculous or theres some things you want to discuss over the phone. like how it sounds. I hate those kind of asshats, and do everything I can to get them caught.
     
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    this bitch in nigeria wanted me to send her my ipod, and i had very similar items.
    she said shed pay 50 for shipping and as soon as i got a confirmation number i could get the money from pay pal or whatever. ive never used paypal, so i dont know how it works.. but i was like, no.
    i dont have the money to ship it to you.
     
  18. Taco15

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    i just got an email from him

    Alright.. but have made the payment into your Account.. the payment has been sucessfully made into your Account and cannot be credited back into my Account.. plz get the item shipped as soon as possible..

    Regards
    Tony

    here's my reply

    man i didnt tell you to send the money. I dont know why you sent it.

    by the way which amp is it again? i've got like 3 jl's for sale.

    its not the 300/1 is it?
     
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    dang. scams thru paypal, i'm not surprised, they do nothing to protect anyone that uses their service. most cops would say ship empty box then they'll grab who picks it up. i like the name changing, funny talking, and non paypayl email account he uses.
     
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    wait, now he's tony..? he went from jared to tony overnight? and uses "james" as his email account?

    just stop talking to the guy dude.
     
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