In this particular scam, the scammer is saying they will pay with paypal - because users think this is the safe way to avoid scammers. But it is not. What the scammer does is they create a fake payment confirmation email that looks exactly like it is coming from paypal, but it is not. There is no money sent to paypal. But the trusting victim thinks money has been sent. The scammer is hoping before the victim ever bothers to manually check their paypal account, they will have already forwarded money to the scammer via wire transfer (supposedly for the nonexistent shipper) and the scam is already over and the money gone. Doesn't work in every case, but unfortunately, it works in far too many cases.
Moral of the story? Always open a brand new browser window, type in paypal.com manually and log into your account and check it before sending any money anywhere.
Bottomline moral of the story? NEVER ever ever wire money to someone. Make this rule for yourself and you will avoid this scam.
NEW scammer Teresa_Palmer19821029123@hotmail.com ?????
Hello i saw you listing on artscad.com and am interested i want to know if you still have this item available for sale?i can only pay through pay pal.please get back to me on my private email address..
Thanks for the lovely respond to my purchase of your Painting i really want to buy the item from you as soon as possible..Currently am not in the state travel to have a program but will soon be back home...I want you to know that i have the pick up agent who are coming for the pick up of the item from you after i make the transfer of money into your PayPal account..
Now i will want you to get back to me with your PayPal email address and your final asking price for the item so that i can make the transfer into your PayPal account soon.
I will be waiting to read from you soon..
1. all of them are on BOAT or TRAVELING AROUND THE GLOBE ?
2. they all have some AGENT to pick up ART ?
Thanks for your* HELP !*