• FAQ  • Search  • Memberlist  • Usergroups   • Register   • Profile  • Log in to check your private messages  • Log in 

Possible Scammer?



 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    trumpetherald.com Forum Index -> Reveille
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
jdbrooks1952
New Member


Joined: 17 Nov 2004
Posts: 5
Location: Chesterfield, MO 63017

PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:33 am    Post subject: Possible Scammer? Reply with quote

I just received interest in someone wanting to purchase my Yamaha. He ID'd himself as a student, that he was interested and would I accept Paypal. He wanted to know if it was a good horn for lead or classical use. I told him I only play in a concert band, so I could not answer that. I requested his location since I will only ship in the US 48. He gave me a PO Box in NY. I told him about possible scamming on this site and would prefer to use escrow.com to ensure a safe transfer.

His respones was: "Sorry but one of the reasons I wanted to use paypal was so I could paypal credit and make some payments on it. Im not gonna force you to switch over to that so I think I'm gonna back out sorry!"

Not a real legit response, since you can always transfer your Paypal credit out to your own checking acct and use the funds however you wish. Also the grammar was a little off on his response. So I let this one go. What does anyone think about this inquiry for purchase as a possible scam?
_________________
Microbiome
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ghelbig
Heavyweight Member


Joined: 27 May 2011
Posts: 849
Location: Reno, NV

PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Possible Scammer? Reply with quote

jdbrooks1952 wrote:
... would I accept Paypal. ... a PO Box in NY. ... as a possible scam?

Yes, it is a possible scam. In my opinion, it is a scam.

PayPal requires that you use tracking. I do not think that tracking is available when sending to a PO Box. I would never send anything of value to a PO Box.

If you can't prove that it was delivered, he doesn't have to pay for it. That's how the PayPal buyer protection works.

Gary.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
jdbrooks1952
New Member


Joined: 17 Nov 2004
Posts: 5
Location: Chesterfield, MO 63017

PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for those good words of advice. I appreciate the fact that Trumpet Herald has been open about these possible scams. I would hate to have my first sale on Trumpet Herald to be a scam.
_________________
Microbiome
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    trumpetherald.com Forum Index -> Reveille All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group