many of you might not be familiar with the horrible experience i've been having with scammers. one of them was HINNA AMNA ARSHAD (please do a search if you'd like) and the other is this buyer from South Korea who claimed i sent her an EMPTY box. the paypal claim is STILL on going...and it's been over a month. paypal withdrew the funds from my bank account (over $2k) and i could have stopped them from doing so by emptying the account but as my bf said...i never did anything wrong, so i should let them do it and things should fall into place. well. paypal emailed me yesterday and this is their msg to me This claim has been reviewed and it has been determined that a full refund of the PayPal transaction (including shipping and handling) should be awarded to the buyer once the item, in its original condition, is returned to you. The buyer is responsible for shipping and handling costs related to returning the item to you. You have provided the following shipping address: ____________ ____________ ____________ The buyer has 10 calendar days to provide proof of shipment for the item being returned. PayPal will issue a refund from your account once the we can confirm that the item was shipped. Thank you for your cooperation. I went MAD when i read this msg so i called paypal immediately. i asked wth the buyer is supposed to send if she claimed that i sent her an empty box in the 1st place?!?!?! an empty box?!?! the rep was also baffled by this 'decision' so she sent it back to the resolution dept. and then they sent me this msg. We are writing to let you know that we requested additional information from the buyer about this case. We'll let you know if we require additional information from you. in the midst of all this, i have many other items on eBay, one of them a chanel bag. i get a msg from the SN star444wars asking how much shipping via Fedex was. i was a little confused because i only use USPS. he then goes through the trouble of finding my email and sending me this... Hi, I will give you $______ and you will pay the shipping through FedEx. Because of the high amount of money i will prefer using an escrow service. I will cover the fees of the escrow. The escrow company i want to use is www.etrading-ltd.com ,please read their terms and condition and if you are agree with them please register and let me know the email address you use for registration in order for me to initiate the transaction. You don't need to insure the bag because I will insure the bag to the escrow company at the real value of $______ so you don't need to insure the bag to FedEx any more. Best regards, Jason there was no way in hell i'd do the transaction outside of paypal or eBay despite the fact that i hate the company but i need to sell my stuff. oh and no insurance?! wow no way! we exchanged a few other emails but in the midst of it i already knew he was trying to scam me out of my money. that company says it's a US based company but it's actually some phony company in China. here's the link to a thread on eBay http://answercenter.ebay.com/thread.jspa?threadID=900114089&mod=1202512769882 i cannot believe he was trying to make a free substantial amount of money off me. i mean, did he really think i was going to send him the bag?! i asked him for the address he wanted me to send the bag to and this is what he gave me Jason xxxxx xxxxxxxx Cityuerto Sotogrande Zip code: 11310 Country: Spain Phone number: xxxxxxx at this point i am just really wondering why i am having all these run ins with people like this. i haven't responded to him but i so want to tell him oh so many things!!!! anyway, please be aware of this 'escrow' company and spread the word. you never know when it could happen to you and this is a great way to warn people about this ugly scam.