Esccrow services

gangst

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Dec 27, 2004
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UK
Hi all,

I'v put my windows laptop on ebay, to sell so i can replace it with a powermac my laptop on ebay, and iv had an offer, the buyer says he wants to use an escrow service, to which i have never used. What are your experiences with escrow services?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Thanks in advance
 

Sun Baked

macrumors G5
May 19, 2002
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Don't use an escrow service outside of the one available inside e-Bay...

Many times a fraud ring will set up their own escrow service, and get free stuff from people on eBay.

Many, many, many fake escrow services that suck much more that eBay.

especially if they talk about being owed/founded by Internet Escrow Services, Fidelity National Financial, or Micro General

https://www.escrow.com/fic/ficspot.asp

Many sites claim their escrow services are provided by Internet Escrow Services (IES). This is because IES can be verified to be an independent escrow company licensed in California. However, Internet Escrow Services (IES) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Escrow.com and only provides escrow services to Escrow.com.
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see current fraud at http://www.safeweb-transactions.net/company.php

Which is funny when you see where the physical business address resolves to...

http://pview.findlaw.com/view/3003099_1
 
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