BARBARA BEICHOkay I'm satisfied with the the price ? i will like to pay from my paypal account to your bank account or you paypal account I need to let you know that i have a private shipper coming for the pick up as soon as the payment has been complete and approved so i will need your payment details
Phone (WhatsApp) number:
Your PayPal e-Mail Address :
Your Full Name:
Phone (WhatsApp) number:
Soon as i make the payment and you get the funds, the Courier Service will come for the pick up at your home at your convenient time.
Have a nice day.
So, here's the thing. I'm 18 and selling my childhood bedroom on Ebay, for a lot of money because it was veryyyy expensive and not from Ikea. And suddenly I get a message by a phone number that was already sketchy because it was only 4 digits, smth. like 7785 or so. In there it said that i should get back to "Barbara" via mail. So I did.
She sent me all those emails saying she is interested and the price is fine with her. NOW
the second sketchy thing. She asks me if i have more??? Like? No. It's Ebay wth ? But i answer her anyways saying I only have the items listed. Third!!!! sketchy thing
she suddenly starts to write her mails in english. I'm German. So i thought, well maybe she lives here and is from another country who knows and who cares I just wanna sell my stuff. Anyways.
I answer her in english because I wanna make it easier for her and I obviously don't find it difficult to communicate through another language.
Then the next thing was this mail above. she wants my payment details. This is where she got rude and impatient up until now very very polite.
I told her my mail was kinda funky that day (probably had to do something with her now that I think about it) and she tells me "JUST SEND PAYMENT DETAILS!!" like very rude, i was never yelled at via mail...
so I say alright I will try again, and then this mail gets through:
Paypal blah blah blah, the transaction by Barbara Bleich 1650€ etc. etc.
So I think to myself, WHY does she send me 400€ too much? And what is going on anyways? So I check on my account and there was no money issued, duh. But in the email it said to be aware that the money will only be transferred once i made the payment towards the bank account of her "Pick up service" she earlier told me that she has someone who will pick it up.
I asked her how I would know when they would pick up the stuff and if she wanted me to dismantle the furniture. I also told her I would make the transaction in the morning. THIS is the answer i got:ONCE YOU MAKE THE PAYMENT and get back to me with the receipt then we will choose a date for the pick up.. you can send the payment via Ebanking online
After her being so rude again and thinking that everything seemed sketchy to me I started my research.
I googled the PayPal email address ([email protected]
) and immediately saw that it was a scam. Than I landed here because I googled her email address as well.
Honestly I should have noticed sooner but what can I say? I was naive and wanted to sell my stuff asap. So, that's never going to happen again. If you sell something via Ebay, don't let them trick you into doing it without the safety of Ebay to assure seller and buyer rights.
I hope I could help someone in the same situation as me.