Is this a scam?
I haven’t set up a paypal account but I am a seller and have advertised house furniture etc. for sale on Gum Tree. I received about 6 text messages from people who are interested in buying the lot for about $2,500. Naturally I was delighted until I contacted them by e-mail. They all had the same story i.e. that they lived over seas and were returning back in the coming days or that the worked offshore. What set alarm bells off was that they all have insisted that I set up a paypal account because it was the quickest way for them to pay for the goods and that they don’t have internet bank or any other way of paying for the goods. I am obviously dubious about this and apart from the fact that they are all willing to deposit money without physically seeing the goods. Just want somebody to ease my paranoia.
Posted: July 6, 2012 at 2:05 pm