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Gift card scam?

Gift card scam?

subbbo
Pathfinder

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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in reply to Sep 21, 2013 9:08:28 AM
Rockstar

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

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subbbo
Pathfinder

I never claimed to deliver the item digitally.  

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subbbo
Pathfinder

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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in reply to Sep 21, 2013 9:16:19 AM
lloydsteventaylor
Trailblazer

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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in reply to Sep 21, 2013 9:22:21 AM
kbnode
Guide

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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in reply to Sep 21, 2013 9:38:01 AM
inuk_the_polar_bear
Trailblazer
An honest buyer would never ask for the untraceable emailed info.
Got Woodie®
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in reply to Sep 21, 2013 11:52:50 AM
weaselemu
Trailblazer

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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You'll get over it. Or you won't.
weasel
emu
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in reply to Sep 21, 2013 2:31:24 PM
subbbo
Pathfinder

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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