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subbbo
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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎05-24-2008

Gift card scam?

I recently sold a 50.00 gift card.  The buyer's last transaction date was 3 years ago.  The email they used to pay for the item differs from the name on the ebay/paypal account.  Their shipping address is located in the USA, yet their email used to pay for the item is a yahoo.uk email address.  To top it off, they requested to send the gift card information via EBAY MESSAGE.  

 

Something similar happened last week to me and quite a few other sellers as I gathered from the feedback on that persons ebay feedback.   Thoughts anyone?

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Posts: 6,482
Registered: ‎11-17-2002

Re: Gift card scam?

in reply to subbbo

You are not talking about a digitally deliveried item, are you? 

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subbbo
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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎05-24-2008

Re: Gift card scam?

in reply to marraloo

I never claimed to deliver the item digitally.  

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subbbo
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Registered: ‎05-24-2008

Re: Gift card scam?

in reply to subbbo

Last week a scammer purchased over 25 or so gift cards from different sellers and immediately reversed the transactions.  Many of the sellers delivered the gift card information via ebay message and got shammed. 

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07803
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Posts: 22
Registered: ‎07-21-2011

Re: Gift card scam?

in reply to subbbo

force buyer to give you address and mail it with tracking. that way buyer cant claim you never mailed it. cover yourself from all angles

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kbnode
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Posts: 912
Registered: ‎10-16-2011

Re: Gift card scam?

in reply to 07803

Op,. trust your instincts... 

 

But i really posted to say those are the best feedback for  buyers i have ever seen lol.  

 

 

 

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inuk_the_polar_bear
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Posts: 1,892
Registered: ‎09-20-2009

Re: Gift card scam?

in reply to kbnode
An honest buyer would never ask for the untraceable emailed info.
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weaselemu
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Posts: 1,240
Registered: ‎02-09-2003

Re: Gift card scam?

in reply to inuk_the_polar_bear

Not true-I do it all the time if I plan to use it online. I also usually pay with an email address that differs from my ebay address.  The important part of this remains. You need to mail the card in order to show proof of delivery. If you want to give the info via email as well that's your choice and your risk.

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subbbo
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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎05-24-2008

Re: Gift card scam?

in reply to subbbo

And .......wait for it...

 

"Recently, PayPal received a notification from a user regarding unauthorized access to his PayPal account. As a result, one of the payments credited to your PayPal account has been placed in a temporary hold while we investigate the claim.  PayPal constantly monitors transactions for unauthorized use of accounts in order to maintain the safety of our users."

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