- Is this a genuine buyer? You decide my reply..!
A reply to my autotrader advert – how do you think I should “proceed”?
Thank you for getting back, Anyway, I agree to buy at your price and i am keen myself. How I wish i could come for inspection but i’m currently offshore for my missionary and will be away for quite a number of weeks,precisely 9weeks according to the programme.
Here is the deal, I know you can’t possibly wait for 9weeks but I will make full payment to you and once your payment clears, I will arrange for a shipper to contact you and pick it up from you. This is the best way I can handle this professionally cos I am keen like I said earlier.
Due to this inability to bring cash physically, the best way to pay for me would be through PayPal which is safer for you and I plus i will cover the PayPal transfer fees. Kindly send me a PayPal payment invoice or create an account atwww.PayPal.com if you dont have one.
I hope we have a deal? Have a nice day and please,I’d like to know certain things too; Are you the first owner? What is your reason for selling? I’m sorry, just want to be sure about the sale before i proceed
RegardPosted 6 years agokonabunnyMember
Ask them to tell you more about their missionary work because you have strong religious beliefs and wouldn’t want to deal with an infidel. Whatever their answer is, disagree with then and then refuse to deal with then until they convert to your (confused and contradictory) belief system.Posted 6 years agomaccruiskeenSubscriber
The serious answer don’t engage at all. At the moment you’re just an anonymous email address from a classified ad. Try to toy with them, tease them, offend them and that email address gets a personality type attached to it – thats really useful. No matter how obtuse you’re trying to be you are telling them something about yourself. That makes you a target for future, much more specifically tailored scam attempts. At best thats just more annoyance, at worst they might actually get one over on you.Posted 6 years agophil.wMember
It is a scam (so i was told) but I have no idea how it works.
They pay you through Paypal, collect the car in person. Then open a dispute with Paypal claiming they haven’t received the car. You have no proof of delivery so lose the claim. Paypal refund and you’re out of pocket.
Never accept Paypal for goods collected in person.
Though I do wonder if once the money is received into your bank if you close the Paypal account you can have the car and money ?Posted 6 years agomildredMember
konabunny – Member
Ask them to tell you more about their missionary work because you have strong religious beliefs and wouldn’t want to deal with an infidel. Whatever their answer is, disagree with then and then refuse to deal with then until they convert to your (confused and contradictory) belief system.
Love this.Posted 6 years agoRockhopperMember
Nothing do do with PayPal, it’ll be a fake/stolen cheque scam. The PayPal lure is to make you think its genuine but at the last moment the buyers PayPal account will stop working and he will pay you by cheque which will probably be for far more than the goods are worth, you cash the cheque and send him excess (usually by Western Union Transfer – untraceable). No one will come and collect the car but in about six or eight weeks time your bank will inform you that the cheque was fake and take their money back.Posted 6 years ago
In the USA you could even end up in jail as its a serious offence to attempt to bank a stolen/fake cheque.
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