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Topic: Scam Alert!!
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EchoAngel

11/8/2018 3:49:11 PM
Member since:
Sep 2009
Total posts:36
Scam Alert!!

These guys are smooth so please warn your family and friends.  
 
I put an ad up in the classifieds and had a guy state that he was interested and wanted to purchase immediately and would have a mover come pick up the tires on his behalf as he wasn’t in town. Thought this was strange but ok. He went on to ask if I had PayPal as he wanted to pay through that and I suggested an email transfer instead. Said he didn’t have time and then said he sent it along with money for the movers but that I had to send the money to the movers myself before the funds would be released. Sent a few emails that looks like they came from PayPal administration but it is fake.  
 
For those not accustom to this type of scam, please warn them. They say the product they are purchasing will be sent to California. I have reported it to Cdn Anti-fraud Centre and said to share with the e-Brandon community.

RC123

11/8/2018 3:57:38 PM
Member since:
Jan 2014
Total posts:346
bottom line

Only meet in person and only take cash for an item. Most that won’t agree to that are a scam

myhandleistrain

11/8/2018 9:27:19 PM
Member since:
Mar 2016
Total posts:334
BPS

Can you still meet people to make dealls in the Police Station Parking Lot? Thought that was a really good idea!

BuddyCthulhu

11/9/2018 1:53:55 AM
Member since:
Sep 2010
Total posts:235
As far as I know

The BPS still has a corner of their lot available exchanges such as this. They don't continually monitor it, but there are cameras recording 24/7.

Flutterby

11/9/2018 7:48:22 AM
Member since:
Sep 2007
Total posts:1213

It sounds like the same scam that I ran into, with only a few details changed.  
 
It pays to be aware.

Knucklehead

11/9/2018 9:17:32 AM
Member since:
Jun 2014
Total posts:245
Email

If you ever get a paypal email from someone, an easy way to check for scam is look at the email address from the received email. Usually a scammer email will be something unrelated to paypal with either a jumble of letters or it will have a name along with paypal.

RationalB

11/9/2018 9:31:56 PM
Member since:
Apr 2011
Total posts:5
The Exact same thing happened to my son

We posted a car on Kijiji and the scumbags called his cell and got him to do exactly the same thing. He got a heads-up email from Kijiji quick enough to go to the Post Office to cancel the money order. Thank god. He would have been out $350, a lot of money for a kid working part-time.If it's not the scammers from Indian with CRA scams, it's the actual CRA ripping people off https://globalnews.ca/news/3956042/cra-disability-tax-credit-canada/ and now these tools.And don't even start with the banks, cell companies and Hydro. Truly a global village with all the social ills that go with it. Be aware no one is safe anymore from the information harvesters. Be skeptical of everything coming you way in the constant fight to just keep the money you earn.

 
 
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