can this be a scam? involves pay pal...

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  1. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    ok well if you read my other spam thread you know im looking for a unibody macbook pro. i found one one ebay that uses paypal and i was wondering if this is a scam. here is the page warning its long
    well i noticed that he was advertising womens clothing and then the unibody but when he lists the specs for last generation macbook pro.... so can this be a scam and how can he scam me if i use paypal?
     
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    can you please tell me about what sounds shady, so i can mention it to him/her? and how can i be scammed with paypal?
     
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    how are the pictures? I can't see them in your post.
     
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    If it's the old 17" MBP model, before the Unibody arrived, the price sounds about right. I have seen such models going for 1800€ in stores in Europe, even though the € is stronger than the $, but we Europeans always have to pay a hefty toll for Apple products.

    If it's the 17" Unibody, it has to be a scam or stolen goods or whatever shady thing.

    Or maybe the price will rise.

    btw, here's the link to the auction, as it is much easier to read there: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...7.l1313&satitle=180360782015&category0=&fvi=1

    Feedback for the user
    Why are there no links to the items he sold? Is that only when logged in? Or has eBay removed that feature?
     
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    Steep discount. Wrong specs. New, sealed in box. Shady.

    I don't know how PayPal works; I can't help ya there.

    And $8 S&H? Really?
     
  8. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 603

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    lol now i might loose :eek:
     
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    ...cut and paste from the auction link... are yo bidding on a laptop or a haltertop:eek:...


    Item Specifics - Women's Shirts, Tops
    Occasion:
    Evening, Occasion
    Size Type:
    Misses
    Style:
    Blouse
    Size:
    M
    Sleeve Style:
    Spaghetti Strap
    Main Color:
    Black
    Condition:
    New: Without Tags


    Item Specifics - Apple Laptops
    Condition:
    New, Sealed in Box
    Processor Type:
    Intel Core 2 Duo
    Product Family:
    MacBook Pro
    Processor Speed (per Core):
    2.9 GHz
    Screen Size:
    17 inch
    Processor Configuration:
    Dual Core
    Operating System:
    Mac OS X 10.5, Leopard
    Memory (RAM):
    4 GB
    Primary Drive:
    DVD+/-RW
    Hard Drive Capacity:
    320 GB
     
  10. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 603

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    the scam thickens

    now he says he will take nothing buyt$950 for it. now if this is not a scam what are the disadvantages (morals aside) of buying stolen goods can apple take them away from you?
     
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    disadvantages:
    1. it's a crime.

    Apple isn't the law. You'll be dealing with the local police and/or any other relevant law enforcement agency.
     
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    he asked me for western union payment so thanks for your help but im calling this one a scam guys

    wow! but this is a scam not stolen goods i sent him this message for fun
    "you my friend are a scammer. its paypal or no deal"
     
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    I'm aware, but you asked for the consequences of buying stolen goods...
     
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    wait he sent me this email what should i do this is all so confusing
    oh i was just letting you know not telling you that you were a lier. sorry for the miscommunication .
     
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    My approach with eBay and craigslist: If you have to ask if it's a scam, it is.
     
  16. cb31 macrumors member

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    Don't do it, once he has the scan I believe he can get the money via a code on it. Do a google search for western union receipt scam.

    http://netcred.co.uk/security/western-union-fraud.html
     
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    Apple has no power to take anything away.

    The police can confiscate the laptop and put you in jail for receiving stolen goods if they feel you knew it was probably stolen. A hungry DA might prosecute you as well and you'd need an expensive lawyer to get out of it.
     
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    You need to stop being so gullible. Walk away.
     
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    how about this one i think its real

    ok macbook pro 15" 2249$ with $200 live cash back and $50 paypal echeck rebate, bring the total to 2019.08$. can you be scammed by echeck?
     
  21. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    You can be scammed by just about anything. Why not think about reputable sellers/dealers and stop hoping you can actually get something legal and cheap from a scammer?
     
  22. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 603

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    he only sells macs and has 6000 100% feedback
     
  23. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    and how many of the feedbacks are real?
     
  24. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 603

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    here is his feedback page
     

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