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Superbaby

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Hi everyone. I am writing to ask for everyone's opinion on a transaction i have done on ebay. I am selling Isabella Fiore Freedom handbag on ebay. I was approached by a buyer from UK. His name is Peter. Peter told me that his client is very interested in buying the bag from me and he will pay me $700, which is above my asking price of $600. Peter told me that his client will wire the money to me, and he needs my promise that i will wire the extra money back to him as that rest was his commission. I agreed.
Then today, the money came. It was a cashier's check of $3600 !!! From angela smith (his client)
So peter actually charges angela $3600 for the bag! and his commission money comes up to be $2900!!
I want to
1)cancel this transaction and refund the rest of the money back to angela smith
2) charges Peter more for the bag.

What do you think i should do?
 

Superbaby

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What makes got me curious is that why does Peter not just ask his client to wire the $3600 to him and he just pay me $700 for the bag?? Why does all the $3600 wired to me? Unless Angela Smith does not trust him??
 

fayden

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return the money, it's a really well known scam. that cashier's check will bounce back when you deposit it and then you will be held responsible for the money. DO NOT DO THIS!!!! report them to ebay.
 

Cristina

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Ack! Stop the transaction now and return the money. I agree with fayden, I've heard of this before. Would this be an off eBay transaction? If so, even more reason to not go through with it, since there is no protection for the money you could possibly lose if indeed it is a scam.
 

Superbaby

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Its cashier's check... for $3600 from western union. I can cash it anytime. My only concern is i dont feel great that the "agent" earn $2900 from my bag.
 

Superbaby

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I want to return the money to angela smith too. I dont think its right for the other person to earn $2900 from my transaction. He is cheating me, dont u all think?
 

Serendipity

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I wouldn't feel comfortable with this. I would send the cashiers check back to smith...sounds too fishy to me.
 

pseub

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fayden, yes. This is it exactly:

2. distant buyer offers a high-value (but fake) cashier's check in exchange for your item
  • you receive an odd email (actual examples sent to craigslist sellers below) offering to buy your item site unseen.
  • cashier's check is offered for your sale item, as a deposit for an apartment, or just about anything else.
  • value of cashier's check often far exceeds your item - buyer asks you to wire the balance via money transfer service
  • banks will often cash these fake checks AND THEN HOLD YOU RESPONSIBLE WHEN THE CHECK FAILS TO CLEAR
  • scam often involves a 3rd party (shipping agent, business associate owing buyer money, etc)
 

Megadane

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Superbaby said:
Hi everyone. I am writing to ask for everyone's opinion on a transaction i have done on ebay. I am selling Isabella Fiore Freedom handbag on ebay. I was approached by a buyer from UK. His name is Peter. Peter told me that his client is very interested in buying the bag from me and he will pay me $700, which is above my asking price of $600. Peter told me that his client will wire the money to me, and he needs my promise that i will wire the extra money back to him as that rest was his commission. I agreed.
Then today, the money came. It was a cashier's check of $3600 !!! From angela smith (his client)
So peter actually charges angela $3600 for the bag! and his commission money comes up to be $2900!!
I want to
1)cancel this transaction and refund the rest of the money back to angela smith
2) charges Peter more for the bag.

What do you think i should do?
DONT DO IT!!! It's a scam..the cheque is probably fraudulant but your bank won't find out for a month or so as it is from another countries bank. When I was selling my horse I was offered the same scenario..the buyer was going to wire me more than my asking price but I was to pay the 'extra' amount to their shipper. So what happens is they want you wire the shipper the extra funds, then your bank calls and tells you the cheque was fraudulent and your out the 'extra' cash. Alot of horse owners have been scammed this way, and all of the buyers were from overseas. EEEkk..I'd be very wary!!!!
Just my two cents!:sad:
 

classwhore

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Superbaby, why are you asking for help and when everyone is TELLING you it's a WELL-KNOWN SCAM, (which everyone but you seems to know,) you are NOT LISTENING??

You are going from being warned to being ridiculed in about 5 seconds.

HELLO? It. Is. a. SCAM.
 

Superbaby

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Fayden

Thank you so much for pointing out this scam! The email sent is exactly the same as the letter on the website!
OH MY GAWD !! Thank you so much !!

I LOVE THIS SITE. I LOVE YOU ALL.. :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love:
 

Superbaby

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Sorry guys. I was reading the link that fayden has given me. I did not see everyone's reply.
But thank you again for everything! I LOVE YOU ALL !!