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    SCAM OR DEAL?

    i posted on craiglist selling all my camera + lens for 1250 and i got a email this morning....
    do you guys think is a scam ???


    Am very happy to hear back from you.I am actually sending the camera
    to my son for his birthday he was sent to West Africa for a research
    work on human development. It is a prerequisite that you send me a
    paypal money request or you send me your paypal email since i would be
    paying you through PAYpal. You would mail package when you receive the
    confirmation that payment has been made, thereafter i would send you
    the residential address where package would be mailed. I would pay you
    $1200 for cost price and $100 for shipping fee and insurance if that
    is okay by you.It is pertinent that you get back to me soon so i can
    make payment asap and i would want you to get a birthday card too for
    him.
    Best regards...
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    Scam.

    And a really lame one.

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    If he pays through Paypal, then it isn't going to be a fake money order at least.

    That happened to me one time. Someone wanted my Rays wheels in Africa and wanted to pay via paypal. I was worried about chargeback, so I asked that he would pay Western Union. Western Union fees are ridiculous so he ended up paying 50% each method.

    Ask him to do that.

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    i dont have western union....
    should i just ask him to transfer it to my bank account?
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    Ask him to send you a money order

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    i wouldnt use paypal, they wont back you if you do have to dispute it or they do a chargeback, your stuck..

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    Any time Africa is mentioned deal is over.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
    i wouldnt use paypal, they wont back you if you do have to dispute it or they do a chargeback, your stuck..
    Exactly.
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    ya thats wat i think too.... but some dont even mention paypal lol

    damn scammer !
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    you don't need Western Union.

    You just pick p from a grocery store.

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    lol is a scam he didnt reply lol
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    Paypal only has buyer protection for transaction for Ebay. If you send him an invoice for a product and its not ebay related, he is not covered or entitled to any protection, even if you dont ship him the product. Those invoice show the part about no protection available to the buyer. As long as you dont see the funds on your paypal account, not in an email, you are good.

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    Paypal $#@!ing sucks, period.
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    Thats because the Taliban run Paypal, LOL.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by unfor Click here to enlarge
    Thats because the Taliban run Paypal, LOL.
    wouldnt surprise me

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