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R11
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2017
530 posts

Can you scam someone on PayPal?
I've gotten a response for an item that I'm selling.
It's 7k bucks.

Guy wants my PayPal info so he can send me the money.
It's a motorcycle and he's not interested in coming to see it saying he doesn't have time and he'll have his mover come pick it up.

Really odd to me someone would PayPal seven grand for something they haven't even seen.
I've had little dealings with PayPal so I'm sort of Leary.
Dude lives 350 miles away.


lnomm34
USA Fan
Louisiana
Member since Oct 2009
9521 posts

re: Can you scam someone on PayPal?
What kinda hog you sellin, bruh?


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StringedInstruments
Auburn Fan
Member since Oct 2013
6846 posts

re: Can you scam someone on PayPal?
I think PayPal is safe.


HailToTheChiz
Auburn Fan
Back in Auburn
Member since Aug 2010
20966 posts

re: Can you scam someone on PayPal?
I think you are fine with paypal. He should send money first obviously


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LordSnow
LSU Fan
Round Rock (BR is a dumpster fire)
Member since May 2011
3924 posts

re: Can you scam someone on PayPal?
Pay pal friends n family will scam you all day man.


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TigerNala
LSU Fan
Birmingham
Member since Jan 2007
884 posts

re: Can you scam someone on PayPal?
Dont sound right to me either. heard of similar type scams using craigslist. redneck proverb; if it don't feel right then its likely not right


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dyslexic
USA Fan
Left field
Member since Nov 2010
5633 posts

re: Can you scam someone on PayPal?




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efrad
New Orleans Saints Fan
New Orleans
Member since Nov 2007
12266 posts

re: Can you scam someone on PayPal?
YES. PayPal has buyer protection, and PayPal is very much known to side with buyers over sellers in disputes. Be careful of this guy trying to frick you over with the PayPal dispute system. You could very well end up, at least, with those funds frozen in your PayPal account for a long time before you can get them out.


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MrSmith
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2009
7181 posts

re: Can you scam someone on PayPal?
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I think PayPal is safe.



No way this is legit


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TennesseeFan25
Air Force Fan
Sacramento
Member since May 2016
3924 posts

re: Can you scam someone on PayPal?
Yes dipshit, it's a scam. You have access to the greatest wealth of knowledge in the history of mankind, the internet, and you still have to come here asking us rather than google searching?

He sends the cash, cycle is shipped, payment is reversed or he uses a fraudulent card, either way you aren't getting the money and will never see your motorcycle again.

Let me be frank, he is absolutely fricking scamming you, since others are on the fence or giving poor advice. PayPal will always side with whomever isn't you, there is no rhyme or reason other than scammers know what they are doing, and you don't. At 7k the bike isn't valuable enough for a search radius of 350 miles and him buying without seeing it. He's stealing your bike, point blank
This post was edited on 9/20 at 8:48 pm


Collegedropout
TCU Fan
Alamo Heights
Member since May 2017
2585 posts

re: Can you scam someone on PayPal?
Ask to speak to him on the phone. Only way you'll know.

Sounds fishy, but unless he is planning to demand a refund once he gets the motorcycle I don't see how it could be a scam.

Just make sure you wait until the money completely clears.

If he is planning to refund I'm pretty sure he won't be able to get away with it but I would talk to him just to avoid the hassle.


Spankum
LSU Fan
Miss-sippi
Member since Jan 2007
44154 posts
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re: Can you scam someone on PayPal?
I am no expert on paypal, so I can't really address your original question. I can however, say that buying things like muscle cars or sports cars via the internet sight unseen is surprisingly common...so I assume the same would be the case with a motorcycle.

Just be damn sure your description and pictures are perfectly accurate.


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BigPerm30
Chicago Cubs Fan
Member since Aug 2011
7939 posts
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re: Can you scam someone on PayPal?
If he can PayPal you 7k then he can bring you a certified check for 7k when he pick up the bike. Or he could also bring cash if you are comfortable with that.


TigahJay
Maryland Fan
New Orleans
Member since Sep 2015
2591 posts
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re: Can you scam someone on PayPal?
Yeah he could send you the money and then charge it back once he gets the bike. From that point it would be a big pain in the arse to try to get the money back.


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LordSnow
LSU Fan
Round Rock (BR is a dumpster fire)
Member since May 2011
3924 posts

re: Can you scam someone on PayPal?
He's not picking up the bike. Movers are.

That is a huge red flag


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MrSmith
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2009
7181 posts

re: Can you scam someone on PayPal?
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unless he is planning to demand a refund once he gets the motorcycle I don't see how it could be a scam.


Jesus christ


tigerzballzdeep
LSU Fan
Rockwall, TX
Member since Jun 2007
2817 posts

re: Can you scam someone on PayPal?
Dont succumb to this shite. Complete scam. If it is too good to be true it is.
You already answered your own question when you asked who would buy a 7k bike unseen.


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Collegedropout
TCU Fan
Alamo Heights
Member since May 2017
2585 posts

re: Can you scam someone on PayPal?
PayPal will cover that shite and freeze his accounts. Sounds like you're not very familiar with it.


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johnnydrama
LSU Fan
Possibly Trashy
Member since Feb 2010
6048 posts

re: Can you scam someone on PayPal?
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Yes dipshit, it's a scam. You have access to the greatest wealth of knowledge in the history of mankind, the internet, and you still have to come here asking us rather than google searching?

He sends the cash, cycle is shipped, payment is reversed or he uses a fraudulent card, either way you aren't getting the money and will never see your motorcycle again.

Let me be frank, he is absolutely fricking scamming you, since others are on the fence or giving poor advice. PayPal will always side with whomever isn't you, there is no rhyme or reason other than scammers know what they are doing, and you don't. At 7k the bike isn't valuable enough for a search radius of 350 miles and him buying without seeing it. He's stealing your bike, point blank


Listen to this guy. He is the only one in this thread that knows WTF he's talking about.

A whole lot of frickery goin' on in this thread.


soccerfüt
Western Carolina Fan
CLT - CUN Nonstop
Member since May 2013
23665 posts

re: Can you scam someone on PayPal?
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so I'm sort of Leary.
Thanks Dennis.

Would you instead rather a Mud Check?




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