Alternatively, they send a fake Paypal payment notification email, but once again ask for a refund or direct payment to a transport agent/carrier.
Of course this is all bollocks, and nothing exists except for the money that you just gifted to the scammer.
I can't accept bank transfer or paypal." Ill tell you how it works as i ALMOST fell victim he will ask you to set up a paypal account he will then send a fake email saying paypal has received his payment he will also be saying during this that the item has to be couriered to him and he has paid extra for that he will then make up some crap saying that you have to transfer 1,000 or more dollars via western union to him to release the funds if you ignore them he will start sending fake emails from paypal saying you have committed some sort of offence and the afp are after you to scare you into transferring the funds DON'T FALL FOR IT. I guess it was the old send you too much and ask for some back scam. Only real way to make sure a bank cheque is as good as cash, it to present it at the exact same branch location which it was drawn from, before exchanging the goods. They said, if the cheque was cancelled, when I called up to confirm it's current and valid, they would tell me that it was cancelled.
This is discussed here /archive/1576674 It is fun to stuff around with them.
My record was 34 email exchanges between three different email accounts before they decided to give up on me.
I had some of the most funniest death threats directed towards me (my fake alias) written in really bad English (ie.
just hit the delete button and save your brain cells for something real.
About a month ago I stuffed around with these exact type of scammers from Gumtree.
This is discussed here /archive/1576674 A bank cheque can be cancelled.but that might be equivalent to month's wages for them.Gumtree has its own knowledge base which most users ain't even aware of. I received an SMS message asking for Pay Pal details Basically, if you received a sms asking of email back...Will it just be that he sends too much money and tries to get me to send back to extra, whilst the payment evaporates?My mate suggested I get him to send a scan of his drivers license and bank transfer the money, and then I take it out in cash. I'm a sucker for wanting to know the angle of scams...thoughts? He transfers k from that persons account to your account.Kindly get back to me with your bank details or your Pay Pal email address and the address for the bike to be picked after payment has been made and cleared to your account.Thanks." Alarm bells obviously went off, but I can't see the angle on the scam.The email will have some Fake Escrow service – they allegedly release the funds after the transaction is completed.In the meantime, you have to send an over-payment or the agents fees to some Western Union account overseas.Then of those, maybe 2% take the bait, and of those maybe 5% actually make the payment.So, out of 20,000 (free) SMS messages, they might get 1 payment...You can either transfer him the money, and then have him draw a bank cheque, or draw it yourself and post it to him via registered post. I'm not going to go into how (but it has been discussed before). even if the OP phones the bank to find out if it is 'valid'.That might take a few days, let me know when you've got payment sorted. Only real way to make sure a bank cheque is as good as cash, it to present it at the exact same branch location which it was drawn from, before exchanging the goods. I was never under any illusion I was going to sell this to him, but I wanted to see how he was going to do it. I'm not going to go into how (but it has been discussed before).They were very keen and told me they were buying it as a gift.