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Old Mar 30, 2012, 07:54 AM
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seems fishy !! what do you think ???

this is what i woke up to in my email

........If you don't mind, I will want you to open an account with paypal it will be safe and easy for both of us,i am an oceanographer and am currently at sea at the moment, i am buying the item for my Son, i can only pay through paypal as i don't have access to my bank account online and i dont have internet banking,but i have my bank acc attached to my paypal account and this is why i insisted on paying you through paypal, you can put the paypal charges on me. So pls kindly get paypal account setup it is very easy and get back to me with your paypal details so that i can make payment to you ASAP, you can put the paypal charges on me, I will contact the pick up agent now, to know how much it will cost me for the pick up.....Looking forward to hear back from you.
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Old Mar 30, 2012, 07:59 AM
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Delete it and press on with your daily activities..
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Old Mar 30, 2012, 08:03 AM
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If you don't know who its from or in response to..... trash it
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Old Mar 30, 2012, 08:06 AM
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Parts sound legit, parts don't. If he has access to being online, most every bank allows you to access your accounts via their server. Chances are that if he can do paypal, he has access to his bank. He might not be able to do anything with those funds, it's not like he can request his bank to mail you a teller check. Paypal is indeed a great service to send and receive payment, especially if you are traveling.
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Old Mar 30, 2012, 08:09 AM
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Do u have a paypal now. Sounds to me that's the only way he has to pay u. If it is a scam he is not asking u to gift payment just to charge him the extra that paypal charges. Which is to cover ur butt. N his. He might b a stand up guy. Just do some research on him.
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Old Mar 30, 2012, 08:12 AM
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Parts sound legit, parts don't. If he has access to being online, most every bank allows you to access your accounts via their server. Chances are that if he can do paypal, he has access to his bank. He might not be able to do anything with those funds, it's not like he can request his bank to mail you a teller check. Paypal is indeed a great service to send and receive payment, especially if you are traveling.
this guy sent me other e-mails as well but he just joined RCU ,,not RCG..and i got an email from RCU..telling me he suspended ..and then i sent him that email back ..and he say's he's trying to find out why ? i got off the phone w/pp and he said ..he's seen scams involving (oceanogaphers & shipping agents)..
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Old Mar 30, 2012, 08:15 AM
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Do u have a paypal now. Sounds to me that's the only way he has to pay u. If it is a scam he is not asking u to gift payment just to charge him the extra that paypal charges. Which is to cover ur butt. N his. He might b a stand up guy. Just do some research on him.
i've had pp for 5yrs..he wants to purchase from me...
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Old Mar 30, 2012, 08:17 AM
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Forward the message to: spoof@paypal.com
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Old Mar 30, 2012, 08:22 AM
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TRASH it......Billy
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Old Mar 30, 2012, 08:24 AM
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right on ......sucks just got laid off gotta sell my rc stuff don't need to be ripped off on top of that ...lol...thanks for the advice RCG members !!!
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Old Mar 30, 2012, 09:39 AM
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Old Mar 30, 2012, 09:44 AM
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Any time this phrase comes up... "I will contact the pick up agent now," - red flags explode all over the sky. I will never do business with a "pick up agent" or a "shipping agent". Nor will I ever have an unknown person come to my house get a free look at all the stuff in my yard/garage/home. Simple to meet me at the post office, gas station, police station etc. my home is my castle and you don't want to meet the dragon that guards it
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Old Mar 30, 2012, 09:53 AM
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Any time this phrase comes up... "I will contact the pick up agent now," - red flags explode all over the sky. I will never do business with a "pick up agent" or a "shipping agent". Nor will I ever have an unknown person come to my house get a free look at all the stuff in my yard/garage/home. Simple to meet me at the post office, gas station, police station etc. my home is my castle and you don't want to meet the dragon that guards it
yes sir thats good advice.... i told him to kick rocks anyway !!!
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This isn't a comment specific to the above situation, but is is related:

NEVER accept payment through PayPal for a local pick up item. PayPal requires ONLINE verifiable evidence of delivery, such as a tracking number or Delivery Confirmation.

If an item is picked up, I don't know of anything that PayPal will accept as proof of the buyer actually picking up the item.

Whether it be an outright thief or just someone with buyer's remorse, the buyer of a local pick up item can later claim that he never received the item and PayPal will refund him.

For the same reason, accepting a PayPal deposit for a local pick up item is (at best) a worthless exercise too. If the buyer backs out he can just request a refund from PayPal. This isn't a knock on PayPal, and I can certainly understand why their policies are what they are in this regard.

Insist on CASH at the time of pick up.
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Old Mar 30, 2012, 11:20 AM
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