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#12858701 - 08/09/18 09:36 AM I'm selling my truck and got this response...
BigDad Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/16/03
Posts: 2336
Loc: Melissa, TX, USA
It seems a little strange to me. He wants to use PayPal to pay me. Is there a way to scam via PayPal?

"Do you have the extra keys, Do you have the spare tire, Where did you
get your car serviced, Have you ever had any transmission repairs and
Is there any rust on the vehicle? I'm ready to pay your asking price
but not cash in person because I am serving in the US army and
currently been deploy to Fort Huachuca Military Base , Arizona and
calls are restricted at the moment and my only quickest payment option
is PayPal, its safe fast and secure and i will be responsible for the
PayPal transaction charges so you can get your expected amount. If you
don't have an account with PayPal, its pretty easy to open one, Just
log onto www.paypal.com and sign up. I hope we can make the purchase
as fast as possible? As I am buying the vehicle for my dad and I'm
very sure he will love this vehicle, his a mechanic and a handy man,
so if there is anything that need to be fixed in it just let me know
he will handle it. I have a mover that will come for the pick up once
payment clears in your account and he will handle the title for me.I
would appreciate if you email me with more pictures (if available) too
since i won't be able to see this in person. You may receive an email
like this from other people because i told my colleagues and team mate
to help me lookout for the vehicle as well,,so deal with me directly .
I look forward to hear from you with the information below.

Your PayPal e-Mail Address :
Full name:
Phone Number-
Firm Price:
Zip code for pickup:

Regards
Seth"
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#12858706 - 08/09/18 09:41 AM Re: I'm selling my truck and got this response... [Re: BigDad]
410MAN Online   content
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Registered: 02/03/05
Posts: 4286
scam
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#12858711 - 08/09/18 09:53 AM Re: I'm selling my truck and got this response... [Re: BigDad]
BigDad Offline
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Registered: 10/16/03
Posts: 2336
Loc: Melissa, TX, USA
I thought so, I notified PayPal about this.

Thanks
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#12858715 - 08/09/18 09:59 AM Re: I'm selling my truck and got this response... [Re: BigDad]
lenahorse Offline
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Registered: 10/11/12
Posts: 4093
Loc: Cash, Texas
RUN AWAY
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#12858725 - 08/09/18 10:08 AM Re: I'm selling my truck and got this response... [Re: BigDad]
Uncle Zeek Online   content
Perry Mason

Registered: 09/26/05
Posts: 21912
Loc: Lewisville
Wanting to use Paypal isn't the red flag. The rest of the message is.
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#12858732 - 08/09/18 10:14 AM Re: I'm selling my truck and got this response... [Re: BigDad]
BigDad Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/16/03
Posts: 2336
Loc: Melissa, TX, USA
I wonder how he/she can pay via PayPal and scam me out of the money? Guess he could dispute it after payment??
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#12858740 - 08/09/18 10:21 AM Re: I'm selling my truck and got this response... [Re: BigDad]
Uncle Zeek Online   content
Perry Mason

Registered: 09/26/05
Posts: 21912
Loc: Lewisville
Originally Posted By: BigDad
I wonder how he can pay via PayPal and scam me out of the money? Guess he could dispute it after payment??


The most common paypal scam against a seller is to "pay" the seller and complete the sale while the transaction is still pending. By the time the transaction cancels due to lack of funds in the buyers account, they've taken off with your property.

But in this case, it'll be a variation of the cashiers check scam. He'll send you a paypal "payment" as above for way more than the agreed price. Then you'll immediately get a followup message about how his "movers" are coming to pick the item up and to please send the overage to them via Western Union now so they will come to get it.

You send the money by Western Union. Then the pending paypal transaction cancels. And you're out the money.
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#12858752 - 08/09/18 10:29 AM Re: I'm selling my truck and got this response... [Re: BigDad]
BigDad Offline
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Registered: 10/16/03
Posts: 2336
Loc: Melissa, TX, USA
Thanks Zeek
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#12858820 - 08/09/18 11:17 AM Re: I'm selling my truck and got this response... [Re: BigDad]
patriot07 Online   content
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Registered: 04/20/10
Posts: 19608
Loc: chateau d'if
Also, the guy is probably from a country that isn't covered by paypal seller protection. So paypal won't do anything for you.
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#12858826 - 08/09/18 11:22 AM Re: I'm selling my truck and got this response... [Re: BigDad]
Topwater2 Offline
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Registered: 03/06/14
Posts: 915
I got the same story when selling my bike. Guy was on an oil rig and the rest of the story was as stated in your post. Must have been a massive oil rig to have room to ride a bike on. Some people!!
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#12858913 - 08/09/18 12:40 PM Re: I'm selling my truck and got this response... [Re: 410MAN]
Stump jumper Offline
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Registered: 04/19/04
Posts: 8279
Loc: Rockwall
Originally Posted By: 410MAN
scam
yep very common one too. There use to be a warning on CL about this.
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#12860881 - 08/11/18 08:45 AM Re: I'm selling my truck and got this response... [Re: BigDad]
whnigt Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/01/04
Posts: 1417
Loc: Troy, Tx.
He can pay is mover with paypal. Have his mover bring the cash with him. Take it to the bank to make sure it is not counterfeit. Then he can have said truck.

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#12861423 - 08/11/18 07:35 PM Re: I'm selling my truck and got this response... [Re: BigDad]
patriot07 Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 04/20/10
Posts: 19608
Loc: chateau d'if
Last time it happened to me, I emailed the guy back and kept messing with him. It was a pretty good time. We got 8 or 9 replies in before he realized I had no intent of selling it to him. He made me an offer, I replied with a full price reply, he said ok, I said no I need more, he asked why, I said because of the hassle, he agreed, I said no I needed more again, and he finally got the picture and stopped replying. It was a good time.
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#12861587 - 08/12/18 01:22 AM Re: I'm selling my truck and got this response... [Re: BigDad]
Mckinneycrappiecatcher Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 12/20/10
Posts: 3738
Loc: mckinney, tx
That whole message screams scam.
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#12862033 - 08/12/18 04:08 PM Re: I'm selling my truck and got this response... [Re: BigDad]
flukeman83 Offline
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Registered: 06/19/14
Posts: 1309
What kind of truck are you selling

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