- Strange Nigerian Scam
> Yup Ally as SFB says. Item not received through paypal = phone plus refund.
I thought that was only valid if it was listed as payment for an ebay transaction though? AFAIK the payment went through as a gift.
> there is no such word as racialist
Yes I know, I did go to school. But it became famous when a certain not-so-bright female who died this year used it.Posted 8 years ago
My friend was selling a phone on Gumtree – for 55 quid, payment by Paypal as a gift.
Somebody buys it, but pays £125 then asks her to post to Nigeria.
Now this would sound dodgy to me if she had sold on ebay – as buyer could file a dispute and get the money back straight away – or if it was bank transfer therefore they have her details.
But since it's by Paypal, what can they do? Or is it just a bit racialist that I'm assuming they're a scammer because they're Nigerian?Posted 8 years agomeikle_partansMember
the wording that i just got in an email selling something and using paypal as a gift:
A RANDOM just sent you money with PayPal.
Please be aware that your payment can still be reversed, (e.g. if it is subject to a chargeback), even after you have posted the item to your buyer. Complying with PayPal's protection programmes and following the trading guidelines, in our Security Centre helps to protect you from things like chargebacks.
so there is some easy way for a buyer to reverse it. easy enough that you need to be warned to protect yourself from chargebackPosted 8 years ago
Opens the question as to what's the safest way to sells goods – even to "trusty" folk on here.
There's always an uneasy feeling about given your Bank A/c and sort code for a direct transfer. But if a buyer can recall money from Paypal at the drop of a hat, which is the lesser of 2 evils?Posted 8 years agocoolhandlukeSubscriber
You have a few options
Ask for cash instead
Don't send the phone and refund the money
Don't send the phone and keep the money
If you send the phone, they will wait for the phone to turn up, then say it didn't ask for a refund (by Weston money transfer due to a paypal issue in Nigeria) and then wiz it back off paypal too leaving you with no phone and no 125 quid for and 125 quid down too. 😕
be carefulPosted 8 years agouplinkMember
I quite like the reference to Nigeria in this
😀Posted 8 years ago
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