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I got all excited when this guy wanted to pay me and extra $100 for fast shipping, and I held the item and didnt sell it bc he wanted it SO much. "Please please please hold it for me " I gave him my PP address, then I got this email:

******* has sent you an Auction Payment (International Routing Code: C752-L003-Q989-T5349) Code Confirmed


You've got new funds!

Dear **********,


***** has sent you an instant payment using PayPal


******* is a Verified buyer.

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Payment Details





Amount:




$500:00



Postage & Packing:




Included


Transaction ID:




5Y758872CS5644206



Item Description:


Shipping Option:



NOTE: This PayPal® payment has been deducted from the buyer's account and has been " APPROVED" but will not be credited to your account until the shipment reference/tracking number is sent to us for shipment verification so as to secure both inequalities (Buyer & Seller) from online fraudulent activities. Below are the necessary information requested before your account will be credited.

You will have to email us the tracking number to the PayPal Customer Care at: paypalpaymentinfo@mail2pay.com

As soon as we receive the shipment tracking number from you, you will receive a " CONFIRMATION EMAIL" concerning the accreditation of the funds into your PayPal Account and we shall get the funds credited into your PayPal Account within 24 hours.








***PayPal Payment Notification For Craigslist Item Purchased***

PayPal would like to inform you that funds have been deducted from our client Toms Dey account but can only be credited into your PayPal account once the shipment tracking number has been sent to our database administrator for verification at paypalpaymentinfo@mail2pay.com


This action is not a request from our client but a security measure we are taking to ensure and protect both parties involved in this transaction.

We would want you to have the item mailed as requested and email us with the shipment tracking number and we can verify it so that your account can be credited.

PayPal is sorry for any inconvenience this might have caused you.




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Do yall know how many sales I turned down today on this item bc of this CRACKHEAD!??? UGH


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BTW

How the heck did he get his emails to be from "service@paypal.com"??

Thats crazy!
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You can put your return address as anything.
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well... guess that shows you how email illiterate I am ...
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Be careful next time, 'NOT. If it looks too good to be true, then it probably is.
Glad you did not get scammed. From now until after the holdays, be very very very careful with buyers. They start their tricks
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lmao, I just got one of those!! You immediately know that it's not authentic though cause I bet the email didn't read you by your first and last name.
Was you item on Craig's List?
It is interesting how they got the email that way, these scammers are in nigera or africa. google it, biggest scammers in the world.
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had that a few times!!! cant say it fooled me - the offer of extra postage that high is a typical Nigeria scam, I alway reply telling them to suck a lemon...
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yes it was a CL ad

You never know what youre gonna get in response to CL ads

Its a risk
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had that a few times!!! cant say it fooled me - the offer of extra postage that high is a typical Nigeria scam, I alway reply telling them to suck a lemon...
Well , i replied and told them

if youre gonna scam somebody , at least learn how to do it right, Your email is all screwed up and this is out of place and this is suppose to say that lol

They replied with " oh okay"

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they never reply to the filth I write to them, they just run to the church to get the images out of their heads.....
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Lol, CL is full of scammers.. Careful when selling something there!
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lol i never heard of paypal doing this

This PayPal® payment has been deducted from the buyer's account and has been " APPROVED" but will not be credited to your account until the shipment reference/tracking number is sent to us for shipment verification

that right there is a dead give away that its a scam. Bet alot of CL users fall for this
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Man, I use kijiji not craigslist. All craigslist replies I got were 99% scammers. I only got 1 reply from craigslist that was authentic.
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kijiji is just CL with a better layout. It's part of the ebay family. So I hope you are paying attention to your IP and which windows user you have active... Cookies, flash, blah blah blah.

I won't go back to kijiji because of the ebay connection. Very skeevy the way they are swallowing these other sites and not even being open about it.
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Yes I know. But, I just hate the layout of cragslist. They have alot of posting in canada. I posted the same listings on cragslist and kijiji but 99% of the time cragslist people were scammers. I did not get a single scammer on kijiji. But anway's I think kijiji is more popular here in canada.The usa kijiji is very slow since it barely has any postings.
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I never like kijiji i cant find nothing hardly on there like i can on CL looks like it dosent have near as much traffic as CL when i sale stuff localy on there i always had a good amound of legit buyers and a few scammers but i can always spot them out.
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Well it doesn't really matter, more people in general use CL and you can tell instantly when it's a scam from the first few messages, or even first.
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Also CL is bad about spamers i always get people Asking if im in debit or want to buy prescrip drugs.
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My cost/benefit analysis of CL tells me that CL is a waste of time. I already invest my effort to source goods, create listings, arrange shipping, and everything related to ecommerce. It is just too much to also sift SPAM, avoid SCAM, have posts flagged by @holes, chase all over creation to meet people at grocery stores and gas stations, and after that still get 30% less than my stuff hauls in when listed elsewhere.

Just doesn't make good sense to me.
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Yes, you are right vicvelcro. Online classifieds are a waste of time unless they meat up at your house. Which I do not like. I usually meat up at a gas station or a coffee store but most of the time the person shows 10 minutes late. I only sell on kijiji or craigslist when the item can not be sold on ebay.
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