Oh, and the significant other is fronting $500 to send to the courier via Western Union so we can get this fucking piano out of here for 13,000 (which will clear in the account after we send the 5.) Woo.
I read that article just now. The e-mail thing didn't go like that. I posted a piano on eBay - starting the bid at 10,000, with a buy now option for 15. In the "story" section of the ad I put down my personal e-mail, sort of to try and get out of the commission we'd have to pay eBay. So a few days after I opened the bid, I get an e-mail from this guy who wants to buy the thing for 13. Well ok, I said. We did this whole thing with PayPal, account to account, no information leaked. He deposited in 13,500. When I asked what the extra 5 was for, he said it was the reimbursement for what I had to send his courier (a man based in England, where apparently this man is from). Until we send the 500 via WU to his courier, and e-mail PayPal a receipt (PayPal has notified me of this, they need the receipt, and did in fact tell me to use Western Union), the 13 does not clear in our account. PayPal also said and verified this.
No they didn't.(PayPal has notified me of this, they need the receipt, and did in fact tell me to use Western Union), the 13 does not clear in our account. PayPal also said and verified this.
The 13 is in the paypal account, yes. From a clean browser, yes. Now you guys have me nervous. The company I'm helping out with this (my uncle's and grandfather's company - Shawn Redden Masonry) seemed skeptical but I talked them out of it. Now I'm nervous. Any way to find out for sure if this is a scam?Have you checked your Paypal account to see that there is any money in there? My guess is that it is not there. Are you relying on an e-mail from Paypal, which can be easily faked? Have you logged into youtr Paypal account from a clean browser without following their e-mail link? You will send $500 western Union and will find out that the e-mail from Paypal was a scam. They NEVER ask you to Western Union anything. Western Union is THE vehicle for scams, bar none. Anytime you hear Western Union, you should head for the hills, ESPECIALLY with a high dollar amount AND an overpayment. This is a CLASSIC scam. Classic. Why would the buyer not western Union the $500 to the courier himself? I hope that you have not really done this, as you will never see the $500 back and the $13,000 will vanish into thin air.
:| Oh dear.
That's the way to pull it all together Stavrogin.Damn, the irony of this thread. Well, at least someone in Nigeria is having a great day.
Lol!although we're paying her an awful lot of attention (she even got her own thread out of it!) so maybe we're the ones getting scammed...
In a Bukowski Forum, that would be an appropriate thread, Thanks for the suggestion and I'm curious about your day.Lolita, firstly, when you sober up, don't do this. Everyone here is right.
(after 1 of the Most Hideous Days I've Had (start that thread Gerard and I'll be all over it :eek:)