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Hi all happy valentines, am after a little help with PayPal.

Seller has offered to post item on gumtree to me but it’s PayPal how do I know this is safe

What service on PayPal do I use I won’t to treat the kids but nervous that I get scammed it’s £300

Ann1984
19 days ago
What do you think of this?
lornaae
lornaae19 days ago

If you pay with PayPal ‘goods and services’ (rather than ‘friends and family’) you have protections in case anything goes wrong

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Ann1984
Ann1984
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19 days ago

lornaae thank you seller asked for money request

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap19 days ago

My daughter had a problem with something she bought on depop she had used PayPal. She raised the issue with PayPal and got her money back.

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Ann1984
Ann1984
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19 days ago

Imnotcheap thank you am nervous that would happen said can pick up now but said too short notice making me think and only been a member 2 days

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap19 days ago

Good luck Ann1984

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig18 days ago

There could be a genuine reason why it's too short notice but like you I would be wary. PayPal is definitely the best way to pay for it. Use the services and goods option as it means you are protected if something goes wrong. I have never bought an expensive item off gumtree or any other online marketplace as like you I'm wary of being scammed.

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Ann1984
Ann1984
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18 days ago

MrsCraig I have risked it didn’t do pay friend or family and the seller stated what was for and PayPal took £10 fee from them. Hope they genuine

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig18 days ago

Ann1984 I hope they are genuine too, I've had someone try to scam me on gumtree before when I was selling things so I'm even more wary now

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Ann1984
Ann1984
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18 days ago

MrsCraig yeah had few when were selling so that would only be bank transfer or cash. This was my first time buying this way

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig18 days ago

Ann1984 I just don't get how people can scam others, it's not right.

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Ann1984
Ann1984
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18 days ago

MrsCraig they will always be about just a shame gumtree don’t offer a review on sellers and buyers. Was looking on shopck and the number of people on there no reviews and all selling same item same photos it’s pretty obvious they scammers.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig18 days ago

Ann1984 gumtree used to have a service where you could rate and review buyers and seller, they must have gotten rid of it. I have noticed that on fb marketplace. 3 different people all living in exactly the same area all seeing the same 4 mirrors and all using the same amazon photo and selling for more thanthe price on amazon! Definitely dodgy

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pato
pato18 days ago

I would be a bit weary of using Paypal with Gumtree, only last week I was selling a brand new vacuum cleaner and had a scammer trying to get me to sell it using Paypal, apparently the buyer wanted to buy for their cousin and was happy with the ad and was willing to pay the full price and send a courier for it, the scam would've worked with me sending them my Paypal details and address, they would've then sent a fake Paypal email saying that I had received funds even though I hadn't and I would've handed the goods over to the courier and lost them, the scammer might even be brazen enough to suggest that they'd overpaid me and asked me to return the deficit and I would've lost some money into the bargain, I gave it a wide berth.

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Ann1984
Ann1984
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18 days ago

pato I was buying something I won’t sell using PayPal.

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pato
pato18 days ago

Ann1984 I know and I hope it works out for you, I was just highlighting an obvious scam where I could easily have been conned using gumtree and Paypal, the scammers have no morals and if I didn't know any better I would be out of pocket with no protection.

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Ann1984
Ann1984
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18 days ago

pato I keep you all updated 🤞

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig14 days ago

pato I've had someone trying that scam on me before. I was selling my wedding dress. The woman was also buying for her cousin and wanted it sent by courier. She claimed she had sent me the money via PayPal and sent me a fake email from PayPal. She said that I needed to pay the courier before the PayPal funds would be released and sent me bank account details of some man to send £300 to! She said once the courier was paid the money would be released by PayPal. I know straight away it was a fake PayPal email and told her that there was no way the courier fees were that much, she claimed she was paying extra insurance for the item. I've used couriers before, it would have cost £20, maybe £30 and told her that courier companies don't have bank accounts with a man's name on them, that she was a scammer and I had reported her to Gumtree and PayPal and was keeping the conversation as proof. I never heard back from her after that.

I don't use gumtree anymore. I've had people pay me through PayPal when selling loads of times and never had an issue. You just need to be wary.

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pato
pato14 days ago

MrsCraig I'm always wary of scams and so far I've okay, I think if the buyer was to suggest that I was to pay the courier that would also indicate a scam, here is the email that they sent me...

Paula George

Tue, 2 Feb, 08:39

to me

Thank you for your quick response! i will want you to consider it sold kindly remove the ad as i am willing to pay your full asking price because i need to buy it for my cousin asap, i have read through the advert and i'm totally satisfied with it,sadly i would not be able to come personally to collect due to my hearing loss and I'm just recovering from heart surgery so I'm home-bound.I have a courier agent that would help me to pick it up at your preferred location after you have received your money and i'll pay you via PayPal today. Where is the pick up location so that i can inform the courier agent about it now?

I never responded to that message.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig13 days ago

pato that is exactly the email that I got, except it was a different type of surgery. I suspected from the start it was a scam but I have had people arrange collection via courier before.

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pato
pato13 days ago

MrsCraig Me too, it did seem that they were looking for the sympathy vote in order for us to fall for the scam, hopefully others will read this and know what to look for and not fall for it.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig13 days ago

pato definitely looking for the sympathy vote, hopefully seeing the email they sent will help others.

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pato
pato13 days ago

MrsCraig Absolutely, Scams might be an idea for a Chat topic as there's still a lot of scams happening and vulnerable people are being caught out every day.

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Ann1984
Ann1984
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15 days ago

Update I wasn’t scammed so there is actual genuine people on there

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pato
pato14 days ago

I'm really glad to hear that you didn't get scammed, and of course not everyone is out to scam you, I'm just weary when it's such a high amount.

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Ann1984
Ann1984
Original Poster
14 days ago

pato kids are happy switched on eBay with games were selling high and out of budget and found this with 11 games

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pato
pato13 days ago

Ann1984 Brilliant, happy kids is always a bonus. 👍

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