American/Nigerian Mobile Phone Scam

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I was selling my mobile and the winning bidder came in right at the end from America. Before I could send the invoice I received an email purporting to be from paypal usa asking me to send them the parcel tracking code and the funds would be released to me. At the same time I received an email from the Buyer saying that he'd bought the phone as a gift for his church in Nigeria and to post it immediately to them.

I haven't posted the phone and I probably won't. Most of us are honest, trusting soles and don't want to think that we are being ripped off. Plus we want to sell our item. DON'T BE FOOLED BY THESE SCAMMERS!!!!! If they are genuine the money would be deposited in your paypal account without the need to send parcel tracking numbers.

I am now going to wait the sevn days before reporting to ebay as a non payment transaction in order to recover my fees and relist the phone with a note that I will not sell the item to somebody for their friend, church, sick relative etc.!!!!!!!! It's such a shame that there are people out there just wanting to rip us off and make us suspicious of everyone.

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