Almost Got Scammed - READ MY ACCOUNT
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  1. #1

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    Almost Got Scammed - READ MY ACCOUNT

    High ... Uhhh I mean hi. I used to be known as cyclinseth. You can read my post in the OLD Good/bad trader forum. Here's the rest (start at the bottom and take note of his email address as you read!):


    THE END
    I am letting you know that I have just contacted
    paypal.com to report our transactions. The information
    I recieved from the paypal.com agent leads me to
    believe that you are conducting a scam. I will under
    NO CIRCUMSTANCES release the imac to you.

    In any case you have exceeded the 48-hour payment
    schedule.

    Good day!!!

    **** THIS IS WHEN I CONTACTED PAYPAL CUSTOMER SERVICE****
    The woman told me that if someone comes to pick up my item I have NO RECORD that the item was shipped and recieved!!! Then she told me that the buyer can tell his credit card company that the charge was unauthorized and they will retract the payment. I'd be scewed!!!


    my follow-up email

    --- seth prince wrote:
    > Give me your phone number so I can reach you.

    I gave you all the information you need to pay for
    and pick up the imac. You are not a registered user of
    ebay as of the close of my auction, you have zero
    feedback, and you do not identify yourself in your
    email address. I am growing extremely impatient and
    my warning lights are flashing. If I do not hear from
    you by 1:30pm eastern standard time, today (friday,
    2/6/04) you do not get the item. PERIOD.


    JJ's response
    > --- J J wrote:
    > > Hi Seth,
    Says the person you are trying to contact is out
    today.. is there anyway I can contact you on your
    cell phone?

    ****I NEVER RECIEVED A PHONE CALL****

    my response
    seth prince wrote:
    212-xxx-3553 x127

    JJ's response

    > > --- J J wrote:
    > > > I'm sorry Seth, I was just kinda busy.. okay where can I contact
    you and talk to you.. no voicemail thing. thank you

    ****I HAD ALREADY GIVEN HIM ALL OF THE INFO HE REQUESTED****

    my follow-up email

    seth prince wrote:
    This is my second message to you. I have given you all
    of the information you requested and have not heard from you. It is stated in the auction that payment is expected within 48 hours of auction's end. I
    will reject payment if it comes later than 12:33:41pm
    eastern standart time. That is exactly 48 hours
    after the close of the auction.



    My response

    > > > --- seth prince wrote:
    > > > > If you use the "Pay now with Paypal" option,
    in my autction listing, you will be sent to paypal's
    website. From there you will log in. It will
    put you into "My Account". From there you click on
    "Send Money" option on the top row. Then click on
    "pay for ebay items". The window will show the ebay
    auction for the imac. Remember, you do not have to add
    shipping charges to the total.
    Otherwise, my account is [email protected]
    # 212-XXX-3553 x127 (i'm not identified on voicemail,
    but that is where I can be contacted)
    xx E XXst street, floor 11
    > > > > Major City NY 100XX (the xx are edits for this forum)


    JJ's(?) response

    > > > > --- J J wrote:
    > > > > > Hii Seth,
    > > > > >
    I really need this item asap, I have my guy
    in brooklyn and manhattan.. if it's okay for
    him to pick it up after I send payment via
    paypal... please let me know if that's okay with you.. before
    I go on my business trip.. as I need computer..
    anyway please leave me a phone number where I can contact
    you (cell phone) and your paypal address where I
    can send the money.. and location where I can
    tell me guy to pickup the item.
    I thank you!


    Start here

    > > > > > seth prince wrote:
    > > > > > Congradulations on winning the auction.
    I remember you had inquired about picking up
    this item in person. If you would like to do that, it's fine.
    However, I can ship the computer out as soon
    as I get payment via paypal. I had decided to waive
    all shipping charges, and that includes expedited
    shipping. But since your email states that you're
    in Princeton, NJ it would probably only take a
    day or two going UPS ground

  2. #2
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    The scumbags just don't quit

    Hi ... I used to be known as Jive_Turkey, but have changed my handle to Speed_Metal.

    So I re-posted my computer with the warning that I will cancel all bids from bidders with zero feedback or are not registered users and I get this email the same day:

    --- [email protected] wrote:
    > Hello!
    > Sorry, it's not about your item. I need your help.
    > My good friend has bought a laptop from me. He want
    > to pay me over Paypal. I can't use Paypal here.
    > Maybe my friend could send you money over Paypal?
    > You will resend me that money over Western Union. I
    > will pay you $100 for that transfer. Can we do that?
    > Thank you!
    > --------------------

    my email response:

    How stupid do you think I am? Should I explain your
    own scam to you? Here goes:

    1. Your friend sends me a paypal payment with a credit
    card for $5000.00.

    2. I forward you the amount via western union

    3. You may or may not pay me the $100.00

    4. Your friend calls his credit card company and tells
    them he never authorized the original transaction to
    my paypal account.

    End result: I'm out $5000.00 you pocket $5000.00

    I'd sincerely like to know if this scam ever works for
    you?

    Don't even think about bidding on my computer!

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    Holy Mother Of All Things Sacred!!!!!

    The guy actually answered my response.

    --- Vladislav Oliyanenko wrote:
    > My friend owe me only $950 and he will send it from
    > bank account !
    >
    >
    >
    > --- seth prince wrote:
    > > How stupid do you think I am? Should I explain
    > your
    > > own scam to you? Here goes:
    > >
    > > 1. Your friend sends me a paypal payment with a
    > > credit
    > > card for $5000.00.
    > >
    > > 2. I forward you the amount via western union
    > >
    > > 3. You may or may not pay me the $100.00
    > >
    > > 4. Your friend calls his credit card company and
    > > tells
    > > them he never authorized the original transaction
    > to
    > > my paypal account.
    > >
    > > End result: I'm out $5000.00 you pocket $5000.00
    > >
    > > I'd sincerely like to know if this scam ever works
    > > for
    > > you?
    > >
    > > Don't even think about bidding on my computer!
    > >
    > >
    > > --- [email protected] wrote:
    > > > Hello!
    > > > Sorry, it's not about your item. I need your
    > help.
    > > > My good friend has bought a laptop from me. He
    > > want
    > > > to pay me over Paypal. I can't use Paypal here.
    > > > Maybe my friend could send you money over
    > Paypal?
    > > > You will resend me that money over Western
    > Union.
    > > I
    > > > will pay you $100 for that transfer. Can we do
    > > that?
    > > > Thank you!

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    Wait a minute, it's one of you

    you people HERE!!! Now cut that out damn it. I don't have the patience for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jive_Turkey
    High ... Uhhh I mean hi. I used to be known as cyclinseth. You can read my post in the OLD Good/bad trader forum. Here's the rest (start at the bottom and take note of his email address as you read!):


    THE END
    I am letting you know that I have just contacted
    paypal.com to report our transactions. The information
    I recieved from the paypal.com agent leads me to
    believe that you are conducting a scam. I will under
    NO CIRCUMSTANCES release the imac to you.

    In any case you have exceeded the 48-hour payment
    schedule.

    Good day!!!

    **** THIS IS WHEN I CONTACTED PAYPAL CUSTOMER SERVICE****
    The woman told me that if someone comes to pick up my item I have NO RECORD that the item was shipped and recieved!!! Then she told me that the buyer can tell his credit card company that the charge was unauthorized and they will retract the payment. I'd be scewed!!!


    my follow-up email

    --- seth prince wrote:
    > Give me your phone number so I can reach you.

    I gave you all the information you need to pay for
    and pick up the imac. You are not a registered user of
    ebay as of the close of my auction, you have zero
    feedback, and you do not identify yourself in your
    email address. I am growing extremely impatient and
    my warning lights are flashing. If I do not hear from
    you by 1:30pm eastern standard time, today (friday,
    2/6/04) you do not get the item. PERIOD.


    JJ's response
    > --- J J wrote:
    > > Hi Seth,
    Says the person you are trying to contact is out
    today.. is there anyway I can contact you on your
    cell phone?

    ****I NEVER RECIEVED A PHONE CALL****

    my response
    seth prince wrote:
    212-xxx-3553 x127

    JJ's response

    > > --- J J wrote:
    > > > I'm sorry Seth, I was just kinda busy.. okay where can I contact
    you and talk to you.. no voicemail thing. thank you

    ****I HAD ALREADY GIVEN HIM ALL OF THE INFO HE REQUESTED****

    my follow-up email

    seth prince wrote:
    This is my second message to you. I have given you all
    of the information you requested and have not heard from you. It is stated in the auction that payment is expected within 48 hours of auction's end. I
    will reject payment if it comes later than 12:33:41pm
    eastern standart time. That is exactly 48 hours
    after the close of the auction.



    My response

    > > > --- seth prince wrote:
    > > > > If you use the "Pay now with Paypal" option,
    in my autction listing, you will be sent to paypal's
    website. From there you will log in. It will
    put you into "My Account". From there you click on
    "Send Money" option on the top row. Then click on
    "pay for ebay items". The window will show the ebay
    auction for the imac. Remember, you do not have to add
    shipping charges to the total.
    Otherwise, my account is [email protected]
    # 212-XXX-3553 x127 (i'm not identified on voicemail,
    but that is where I can be contacted)
    xx E XXst street, floor 11
    > > > > Major City NY 100XX (the xx are edits for this forum)


    JJ's(?) response

    > > > > --- J J wrote:
    > > > > > Hii Seth,
    > > > > >
    I really need this item asap, I have my guy
    in brooklyn and manhattan.. if it's okay for
    him to pick it up after I send payment via
    paypal... please let me know if that's okay with you.. before
    I go on my business trip.. as I need computer..
    anyway please leave me a phone number where I can contact
    you (cell phone) and your paypal address where I
    can send the money.. and location where I can
    tell me guy to pickup the item.
    I thank you!


    Start here

    > > > > > seth prince wrote:
    > > > > > Congradulations on winning the auction.
    I remember you had inquired about picking up
    this item in person. If you would like to do that, it's fine.
    However, I can ship the computer out as soon
    as I get payment via paypal. I had decided to waive
    all shipping charges, and that includes expedited
    shipping. But since your email states that you're
    in Princeton, NJ it would probably only take a
    day or two going UPS ground
    ????BUT what relation does that / your xperience have to BICYCLES , the purpose of this website ?????

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