Scam/Dirtbag Alert

I recently upgraded to a new computer and my older 15″ MacBook Pro is for sale.  I listed it on Craig’s List.

So I get this offer, no negotiating about the price.  Wants to pay through PayPal and wants me to send it to California.  I’m asking myself “what is someone in California doing looking for computers in Austin, TX, when they will have to pay shipping and they can’t check it out before they pay for it?”

I decided to play along.  I say OK.  I get an official looking PayPal message that says PayPal has changed their policy and even thought the money has been withdrawn from the buyers account, it won’t be deposited in my account until I forward a copy of the mail receipt. Yeah.  This is not PayPal policy. Then I get an email from the “buyer” saying hurry up and mail it today overnight express because it is a birthday surprise.

At this point I contacted PayPal and forwarded them copies of the two “official” PayPal emails I had received and contacted the “buyer” and told him, in the nicest possible way of course, where he could go and what he could do when he got there.

I really hate dirtbags who try and take advantage of people.

This entry was posted in Beginner Mac Tips, Mac Security Tips. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s