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Has anyone purchased an item with western union?
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-31-2012

I am trying to purchase an ATV and I have already sent half of the payment via western union. Now I have another notice from eBay and the seller that I need to send the rest before the item will arrive because some people can't finish payment after arrival. Is this normal practice or am I being ripped off?

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silverstrad
Community Member
Posts: 13,417
Registered: ‎03-11-2003
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in reply to ubigfudder789

STOP!

 

you are dealing with a criminal.

Do not send more money !

 

eBay is not sending you emails.

eBay does not allow sellers to ask for Western Union cash transfer payment.

 

You have lost your money- unless you can get Western Union to stop the payment before the scammers picks it up.

Call Western Union right now and see if the payment can be stopped.

 

Otherwise there is nothing you can do to get that money back.

You do not know who the scammer is- or where they are.They would not have given you their real name or address.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

blueeartha
Community Member
Posts: 3,243
Registered: ‎08-31-2004
Answered
in reply to ubigfudder789

Western Union is NOT an approved method of payment on eBay.

Your are being SCAMMMED big time.

Do not send anymore money.

karl*katz
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Posts: 5,679
Registered: ‎08-13-2011
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in reply to ubigfudder789

As you only registered today I am going to guess that this is NOT an eBay transaction.

 

 

http://forums.ebay.com/db1/topic/Ebay-Motors/Craigslist-Scams-And/520091495

 

eBay specifically prohibits the use of Western Union.

 

If this is an eBay transaction please post the item number.






cute.shoes
Community Member
Posts: 11,504
Registered: ‎02-13-2006
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in reply to ubigfudder789

STOP  STOP  STOP

 

You are being scammed!

 

Since you never bothered to read the WARNINGS about scammers - you fell hook line and sinker and have lost your money.

maggie_kai
Community Member
Posts: 8,300
Registered: ‎08-25-2006
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in reply to ubigfudder789

You are being ripped off!

 

DO NOT SEND MORE MONEY!

 

You have lost whatever you already sent...dont' send more to the scammer.

 

There is no ATV

tbri5456
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Posts: 1,183
Registered: ‎08-26-2011
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in reply to ubigfudder789

Sorry to said , is bad , do not send any more money.

Please , if You are not sure , ask questions before the damage is done not after,and read about e-bay  rules before  You proceed with any other transactions. 

Sorry this happen to You .