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6 Steps To Prevent You From Getting SCAMMED

lazeerer

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Re: 6 Steps To Prevent You From Getting Scammed

This is a Great Write Up. Iam very happy its a Sticky.:wave:

Great info.:)

+ when it lets me.:)


I also think that if someone is selling something that seems like a scam, That this thread should be posted in his/her For sale Thread.!!!
 
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Re: 6 Steps To Prevent You From Getting Scammed

Hey guys,

I currently have a bridge for sale over here in NYC. I figure I could let it go for $20, price negotiable. Please send me cash via USPS (and please, no tracking). Whoever gets their envelope to me first will be the lucky owner of a new bridge.
 

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Re: 6 Steps To Prevent You From Getting Scammed

Fresh $20 bill sent I'n the mail via USPS no tracking! Thanks pal! Is it the Brooklyn?
 

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You might wanna add this too:

Never let a seller talk you into paying via Western Union.
That service is meant to send cash quickly to family members.
There's no way to dispute the money like you can with PayPal or a credit card,
in case the deal turns sour.
 

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Re: 6 Steps To Prevent You From Getting Scammed

Hey guys,

I currently have a bridge for sale over here in NYC. I figure I could let it go for $20, price negotiable. Please send me cash via USPS (and please, no tracking). Whoever gets their envelope to me first will be the lucky owner of a new bridge.
Small, non-sequential, unmarked bills right, just want to make sure my payment is right :thinking:

WOOT cant wait to own my new bridge :beer:


but seriosly this is a great thing to have in this section, Nicely done T_J :beer:
 

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boxes costs much more), called "posta prioritaria",
Sounds like a pasta dish. Mmmmm. :p

You may want to add a line about simply asking about a seller in the forum

Peace,
dave
I thought about that, but then we all remember DJNYs recommendation. :whistle: (love you to Phi :tinfoil:)

Hey guys,

I currently have a bridge for sale over here in NYC. I figure I could let it go for $20, price negotiable. Please send me cash via USPS (and please, no tracking). Whoever gets their envelope to me first will be the lucky owner of a new bridge.
I'll trade you my Lamborghini. Just send me 2K transit charge to get it delivered to you. Its only $1,500 if you send cash because I wont have to waste time with the banks, and it will get it to you even faster. I'll throw in key chain too.
 

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Hey guys,

I currently have a bridge for sale over here in NYC. I figure I could let it go for $20, price negotiable. Please send me cash via USPS (and please, no tracking). Whoever gets their envelope to me first will be the lucky owner of a new bridge.
HEY !! ..... That was MY bridge, damn you ..... (j/k :p :D)
 

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Re: 6 Steps To Prevent You From Getting Scammed

Very good T_J this should help a lot of people :thanks:
 

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Updated rule 5. Anymore ideas?

Keep it simple please. I tried real hard to keep it as short as possible so people would read the whole thing.
 

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Re: 6 Steps To Prevent You From Getting Scammed

I think it is a good op right now, all the basics have Bren covered, and if they still have questions they can ask a vet, which they should do anyways if they have any doubt.
 

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Re: 6 Steps To Prevent You From Getting Scammed

Good stickie!

Great post TJ...
 
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lasersbee

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I think it is a good op right now, all the basics have Bren covered, and if they still have questions they can ask a vet, which they should do anyways if they have any doubt.
In my experience..... Most Noobs feel that they know it all
ans only ask for help AFTER they are burned....

Jerry
(8800-349-31100)
 
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2. When using Paypal never send as "Gift" or "Money Owed". If you send money this way you cannot file a dispute through Paypal if you get scammed. If someone asks you to send money this way its a sure bet its a scam. Always send money as "Payment For Goods", and write a description of the item in the message field. If something goes wrong you have 45 days to file a dispute in Paypal. If you have not received your item by the 40th day, open a dispute. If the seller tries to stall, and/or says they will not refund your money unless you close the dispute, then escalate the dispute to a claim and let Paypal handle it. But do not file a dispute until it reaches at least 35 days. Delayed deliveries are not uncommon.
Interesting - I didn't completely understand the implications of sending PP as a gift. I often do that with people on LPF to save them the PP fees. Conversely, I've asked people to send payments as gifts - or rather at least offered them the option of taking the fee value off their purchase price if they send as a gift. This is good to know - and kind of makes me feel like a schmuck for suggesting payments as a gift in the first place.

Question though - is it actually ok for us to be writing descriptions of items like 1W 445s, that wouldn't be allowed on sites like eBay? I thought paypal was iffy about that too?
 

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Re: 6 Steps To Prevent You From Getting Scammed

Good question. Maybe just write blue laser.
 

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I'll trade you my Lamborghini
I've got a better deal! I will trade you a Toyota Camry 2001 model! Il also throw in a half full tissue box!

show us some pics of your Lambo T_J :p

Joking aside, awesome stickie

cheers :beer:

(Also don't buy bridges/buildings, the shipping costs will kill you) :crackup:
 
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No. Your not supposed to write anything about lasers In paypal notes or sales, or purchases

They can freeze your paypal
If they think your selling lasers
 




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