Bought an ipad from a kid on PB earlier, all went through fine except he didnt take the advert down or say thanks for payment. Which screamed scam.
I'd paid paypal goods so was safe to mess with him knowing i'd get a refund.
So logged in on another account and asked him if he would post the ipad he said was I interested?
So using the paypal address I found a FB account of a woman, and they knew someone of his name, from one of his photos I got geotag coordinates and matched the pics of his bike to the garden on his FB photo of fishing tackle, the fence matched to a google streetview house.
Bang to rights, a refund is now pending.
So anyone getting scammed, check photo exif data
Heres the convo.
off-on-one says: Alright mate, can you post this?
jordan63 says: yes i can
jordan63 says: interested?
off-on-one says: actually just saw where you are, there at weekend collection ok?
jordan63 says: im away fishing for the weekend
off-on-one says: ok then it'll have to be post.
can you give me a phone number and your address before I paypal the cash?
jordan63 says: id prefer not to give them details out really. as ive done that once before and that night i had my bike stolen.
jordan63 says: otherwise i would not mind
off-on-one says: So when are you going to post it?
jordan63 says: i can post during my lunch break 2moz
off-on-one says: Ive paid
jordan63 says: ?????
off-on-one says: I said ive paid
jordan63 says: ????
off-on-one says: You really like question marks!
jordan63 says: sorry i dont understand what your on about
off-on-one says: I said, ive paid you, i look forward to receiving my ipad
off-on-one says: This is you isn't it?
jordan63 says: no its not me
off-on-one says: That's odd, so you don't live in Henley on Thames, Lower Shiplake? And you're not related to N H?
I can show you a photo of your house if you'd like to check that's not where you live?
jordan63 says: what you on about
off-on-one says: Are you or are you not related to N H?
Bearing in mind if you lie you will get a knock at the door and you wouldn't want that would you?
jordan63 says: no im not natasha im her otherhalf. dont threaten me please
jordan63 says: this is you?
off-on-one says: Earlier today you sold the ipad, you remember, or had selling it to someone else slipped your mind?
Subsequently you have tried to sell that ipad again.
Thanks to the power of the internet, I now know who you are, who you live with and where you live.
So may I suggest you make sure the person who has paid for the ipad to receives it?
jordan63 says: Who are you?
off-on-one says: Who I am isnt important. The fact after selling it to wysiwyg you were trying to sell it to me is. That is called fraud, that is illegal and that could end with serious consequences.
So will wysiwyg be receiving his ipad posted special delivery tomorrow with a supplied tracking number or will this have to go further?
jordan63 says: well its between me and him not you. so go away. why you getting involved in something that has nothing to do with you. i know what fraud is and i did not try selling it agin as it was sold ealrier.
off-on-one says: May I point you to the beginning of this conversation where I offered to purchase the ipad and collect. You replied I couldn't but you could post.
This all took place after payment from the other pinkbike member.
That is trying to sell something twice, that is fraud by offering goods by deception.
jordan63 says: Again its nothing to do with you. its between me and him but now thx to you i will refund his money as your interfering in something which has nothing to do with you at all.
He's been reported to PB.