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May 03, 2012 12:50 |  #1

Hi, i am trying to sell camera body and i am getting numerous responses where the buyer is offereng $100 more than what i am asking for... i know it is a scam, but i want to understand, how exactly they are trying to scam..How will they scam me by knowing just my EMAIL address i use for PP?
below is the response:

"Hope it's still in good condition, because I am buying for my Wife,
offers $ 350 including shipping, I will be paid through online payment
as Pay Pal .. all you need is your payment of the email friend so I
can go and pay ASAP ..... thanks"


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May 03, 2012 12:53 |  #2

I get these a lot too and I also do not understand it.




  
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May 03, 2012 12:58 |  #3

this should probably be in the market place section.

in any case, what will probably happen is you will get an email from "Paypal" that will probably look pretty legitimate telling you that you have been paid. of course to check your account, click the paypal link in the email to log into your account. you click the link, it takes you a website designed to look like Paypal. you enter your info in, and viola, the other party now has your paypal account information.

sign up for paypal's extra security. it's free to get text messages to your mobile phone. your phone acts like a security fob with a random key that you have to enter each time you log into Paypal. it's two-factor security. or you can opt for a credit-card sized device that displays random keys you input, and it runs $30 for the card. my work phone blocks premium text features, so I can't use the free text feature and have to use the card :-)

if someone steals your paypal login info, they'd still need the random key to access your account.


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May 03, 2012 12:59 |  #4

They will send you a fake email stating that you have a payment pending and that you send the item and then log into the link with the shipping info. Then your account will supposedly be credited. They will ask you to ship it by Priority Mail since the USPS can't recall or reroute a package that is on it's way like UPS or Fed EX can. So you've sent the package and now find no paypal is credited to your account.

Or, they have stolen someones Paypal account and are trying to buy as much as possible before discovery.

Either way, stay away!




  
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May 03, 2012 12:59 |  #5

here's the paypal info for the key

https://www.paypal.com …ecurityKey-outside&bn_r=o (external link)


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May 03, 2012 13:02 as a reply to  @ justbrowsing's post |  #6

Wrong section to post this but to answer your question, once they get your email address, they will send you a fake email claiming it is from Paypal with payment received. It will also say payment has cleared and you have to send immediately. They are hoping you are lazy or stupid enough not to check your paypal account before sending.


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canondslr
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May 03, 2012 14:37 |  #7

^^ I got it like that, like shutterrelease said.
I got the fake email supposedly sent by Paypal, with my (fake) account on it with the money already there.
But when I checked my real PP account its totally different.




  
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May 03, 2012 14:42 |  #8

I think I got one of those yesterday, except it was for placing an ad on my site. I replied and they disappeared. I figured it was maybe a scam.


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