There are many things you can do to stop yourself from being left out of pocket from a fraudster
- Never go by your msn e-mail. Unfortunatly fraudsters are very good at fake paypal payment e-mails. Ive recieved 3 now and on the last one i was alittle unsure.
- Always check your ebay sold page. If the £ sign is blank it means they havent paid.
- Check your paypal account. If the buyer has paid via paypal then it will definetly be shown
- Never ever send an item untill the cheque has cleared. If you do your at risk of the buyer cancelling the cheque.
- Check online if you can or ring your bank to make sure the cheque has cleared.
Cash in an envelope - I wouldnt recommend accepting
Never post an item untill you have the cash first!
Do not be fooled by an e-mail that says "Once you pump in the tracking number the money will be released" its fake! unfortunatly this message fooled my friend, she was conned over £400 on a laptop.
It's your decision on what payment method you wish to accept.
I recommend paypal as its a faster method to use. Just remember when using paypal they want a tracking number. Yes this is true, i found out myself when i wrung them. They stated "When using our service you need to provide us with a tracking number, how else are we supposed to know the items been posted"