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dakotaexchange



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 1:43 am    Post subject: Safety, Security & Spooky Buyers With Free Email Address Reply with quote

Hi all,

I am a bit spooked tonight.

Yesterday and today I got several messages from a buyer with a free email address.

Yesterday it was about a $1400 wedding ring set. (at least 4 messages)
Today it was an $1800 sculpture. ( at least 3 messages)

They start out with the ask the seller link to send the original message and silly me answered from my personal email address.

What bugs me is that these two supposed different buyers are using the same free email service: unionplus.net BUT they are using 2 different names. I checked their IP and they aren't far off from being the same.

What worries me is they both emailed questions about my address ( supposedly to send payment) both made mention about arranging local pickup and they both wanted to pay by check.

I think that they are using so many emails to make me feel comfy with them and to fish for info (not for good reasons).

I am nervous thinking that this person or persons will show up at my door now that they have my address and I fear that they may not knock, if you get my drift.

It may be a simple scam - trying to get the product with a bad check but I feel that they are up to more than that.

I am unsure what to think but I wonder what your take may be on this.

Thanks in advance for any advice, help or whatever you may be able to suggest on this deal.
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dakotaexchange



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 1:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I forgot to add, that on my last email to buyer #2 I wrote:

We do not allow for local pickup. Although we have our address protected and none of the merchandise stored here, we worry about the security of all involved. That is why we do not allow for local pickup.

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I was hoping this would deter any bad plans that might be in the works.
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bigtallmensclothing
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 3:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does the IP addy come up as someoen near you? Or in Nigeria?

If you worry about using your home address then why not have a PO box?

Sounds like a typical scam job BUT I am not going say don't worry about it because I don't know all the facts -- like where they are located etc.
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poopsheet



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apart from local pick-up what kind of questions are they asking? What's keeping them from just ordering?
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thelivesandlovesofmaggiethecat



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds fishy to me.
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