It has come to our attention at OnlineAuction.com that individuals are trying to scam sellers out of their merchandise by offering to pay with an online payment service such as (PayPal, Google Checkout, Revolution Money Exchange…) and requesting the items be shipped to a non verified address (as verified by the payment service you are using).
We would like to remind everyone to reread the policies that you agreed to with whatever online payment service (s) you have chosen to use.
If you need assistance or have questions about a buyer or payment you have received feel free to contact Fraud@OnlineAuction.com or call 800.900.2828 and we will do everything we can to assist you.
This is a post on ebay….. although a somewhat different scenario it is worth mentioning and is something sellers should be aware of! … VF
I had an experience with a fraudulent buyer last month. I sold a Kodak Easyshare to eBay member thesirfred for about $135. Soon after I received an email from an identical PayPal email noting that I have received a payment of $480!!!
Here is what they also say:
Too good to be true right? Notice how they state the importance of sending the tracking code. I contacted PayPal and spoke to a rep. It turned out this was a typical fraudulent email. Then I received an additional email directly from the buyer saying this:
NAME: A****I ADE BO******A
ADDRESS: #12 DIKAT H****
R**G R**D I****N
I just replied to him saying that I could not ship the item, and the transaction was not legitimate… and I never heard from him again. I contacted eBay and they took off the item listing. I am currently in contact with eBay to try and relist the item without having to pay the insertion fee again… we’ll see what happens!
Please do NOT send your item even though you receive an email saying that the buyer has paid you more than the selling price. If an email looks questionable please contact PayPal. They are very helpful and will let you know what to do. *Remember, PayPal will never ask for a tracking number before completing the transaction.