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Scamming scammers....

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by sid, 16 Oct 2009.

  1. sid


    Joined: 9 Feb 2003

    Posts: 5,177

    Location: London

    I'm trying to sell an item online and im being offered payments with paypal and offers to ship abroad. A classic scam

    What will happen if I accept the money and dont send the item. How long before paypal reverse the money? I hardly doubt the scammer will complain as its not his money anyways.

  2. Red and White


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,921

    report it and ignore it
  3. sid


    Joined: 9 Feb 2003

    Posts: 5,177

    Location: London

    Will paypal block my accoutn if I accept the 600 quids?
  4. Angst


    Joined: 26 Nov 2008

    Posts: 3,601

    Location: Ipswich

    ive done this before and no they didnt :D
  5. apeZ


    Joined: 22 Sep 2008

    Posts: 4,302

    Location: Kent, England

    I wouldn't bother, just report and sell to someone else.

    As for 'scamming scammers', don't lower yourself to their level.
  6. Le_Petit_Lapin


    Joined: 5 Sep 2005

    Posts: 11,742

    Location: Northern Ireland

    Then you'll be breaking the law. Not really worth it is it?
  7. jp_bl_68


    Joined: 3 Jan 2009

    Posts: 8,040

    If it's not his money then whose is it? You wouldn't be scamming the scammer you'd be stealing from the poor sod who's had their account hijacked. Report him.