Hello once again !
Are you thinking of selling your mobile phone? an unwanted gift or unwanted free upgrade?
My advice for the sale of ANY expensive item is this:
- Always state in your description that you accept pay pal ONLY as the method of payment
- Always state in your description that you will only accept payment from VERIFIED accounts
- Ensure you state that you will ONLY post to verified / confirmed addresses
- Never send your item overseas, stick with your own country
- Always send your item recorded delivery / insured
Someone i know wanted to sell his mobile phone on ebay, he listed it, allowed world wide bidders and all was going well until the last minute. He had a final winning bidder, wait for it......................... Who bid a whopping £597.00 for a bog standard Nokia phone !!! (that was without postage and packaging costs added)
This bidder was based in Canada, had no feedbacks and was not a verified / confirmed Ebay / Pay Pal member.
SO? you ask,
This ebayer proceeded to ask via a really sweet email if the phone could be sent to Nigeria (what is it with that place?) as she was to go there to work and the phone would be her constant companion in her lonely hours blah blah blah
THE MORAL OF THE TALE
NEVER GET SCAMMED BY A SCAMMER, BE ONE STEP AHEAD.
- FOLLOW THE STEPS SET OUT ABOVE
- NEVER SEND ITEMS TO PLACES OTHER THAN THE VERIFIED / CONFIRMED PAY PAL / EBAY ADDRESS
- ALWAYS REPORT ANY DODGY ACTIVITY IMMEDIATELY
My friend luckily called me, he was in a state of shock, didnt know what to do. I was able to tell him he'd been "HAD" , but it wasnt too late. He then cancelled her bid, reported her to Ebay (who confirmed it was indeed a scam) He relisted his phone and later sold it for a more realistic price and no harm was done. The Scammer was booted off Ebay.
HAPPY & SAFE BIDDING AND SELLING !
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