Looking for ideas to mess with a gumtree scammer



  • soolin
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    Coffeekup said:
    I sell lots on Facebook and gumtree.
    I never use paypal unless its payment via friends and family. If not its bank transfer only.
    I sold an SSD for a macbook a few days ago, the buyer said paypal and pay postage and I thought oh here we go again. Turns out he was legit as paid via bacs.

    Excuse my ignorance... I'm staring to list unwanted stuff around the house on eBay. I was under the impression PayPal was safe and secure for eBay... So I take it there is issue's.
    I've not used eBay or PayPal for atleast 8 years hence me being out the loop.
    PayPal is fine as long as you understand the rules for seller protection , we cover all that over on the eBay board - see my signature.

    I sell a lot on Facebook , happily take PayPal and post out , if items are being collected then I only take cash. 
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