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Gift card scam?

Pathfinder

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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Rockstar

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

Pathfinder

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I never claimed to deliver the item digitally.  

Pathfinder

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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. 

Trailblazer

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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

Guide

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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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An honest buyer would never ask for the untraceable emailed info.
Got Woodie®
Trailblazer

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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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Pathfinder

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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."