Guy wants to buy mac with paypal?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Panzo, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. Panzo macrumors 6502

    Nov 28, 2006
    Hi there,
    Thanks for getting back to me, actually i am out of town, I would have
    love to come and pick the item up but I am in UK presently for a
    conference and it will be up to 3months before I am back to the country,I am buying this item for my daughter studying in Nigeria,
    so I can only pay through paypal, because it's very faster
    and reliable to pay online. so I want you to get back to me with your
    paypal email address and the shipping cost to my daughter's address in Nigeria.Shipping the item to Nigeria should be around $140 through Canada Post, because I have once sent an item to her mid last year, here is the shipping address: 20, muyiwa Oni Avenue , road block, city: Akure, state: Ondo,
    zip code:23434, Nigeria. Wait to hear back from you as soon as possible. I dont mind if you attach more pictures.

    Concerning PayPal, all you need to do
    is to just log on and set up your own paypal
    account, it's free to register, then you will link your bank account
    number or your credit card with the paypal account and Immediately I
    send in the payment into your paypal account, it will show up on your
    bank account or on your credit card and you can withdraw the money
    anytime you want. All you need to do is to just get back to me with
    your paypal id or paypal email address so that I can send the money
    into your paypal account, Immediately you receive money from me or any
    other person PayPal will notify you about the money, so that you can
    be informed that you have receive money from someone. Hope this
    illustration is clear? Get back to me as soon as possible.

    Any thoughts? what should i do? do it or not?
  2. Floris macrumors 68020


    Sep 7, 2007
    Long story
    vague excuse
    no confirmed address
    paypal ..

    nuf said

    wait for the next buyer.
  3. chilipie macrumors 6502a


    May 8, 2006
    I'm yet to see any involvement of Nigeria in online purchases that haven't been an obvious scam. This is another of them :)
  4. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    No, it's from Nigeria which should set alarm bells ringing like crazy. And if you check the Paypal seller protection conditions, they'll only reimburse you against a chargeback if you ship to a registered seller to a registered address with proof of shipping.

    So, they could use a stolen credit card number to make the purchase, you think you've got the money safe in your bank account, then within weeks or months the credit card company comes looking for the money and Paypal have the right to take it from your account if you don't ship to a registered address. Or they could claim the box you sent was full of stones... same result; a chargeback.

    Avoid at all costs.
  5. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030


    May 18, 2004
    classic scam setup.....stay as far away as possible
  6. jecapaga macrumors 601


    Jul 1, 2007
    Southern California
    If the word Nigeria is mentioned..their mistake. It's a scam. Trust that. I've dealt with it. You'll get all kinda crazy with them saying they are putting money in your paypal and then having the FBI following up when you haven't sent confirmed fedex number. Ignore them.
  7. rpaloalto macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2005
    Palo Alto CA.
    I believe I have actually heard this line before. NO DON'T DO IT.

    Just do a search here at Macrumors. Use search, paypal + nigeria
    you will get a dozen or more threads that are just like yours.
  8. Saikou macrumors 6502


    Aug 15, 2007
    There couldn't be a bigger red flag.
  9. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030


    Apr 19, 2008
    Pandora, Home Tree
  10. Scepticalscribe Contributor


    Jul 29, 2008
    The Far Horizon
    Give this the widest berth possible; don't touch with the proverbial barge-pole, and run a mile. It's a complete and utter scam, as simple as that. Don't be taken in by this.

    Cheers and good luck
  11. jijibel macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2008
    Ondo, Nigeria

    Hi, I've just joined this forum because I've received the quite same message about a playstation to be sell on Kijiji site. This is the message I've received today: (and my research bring me here)
    Thanks for getting back to me, I live in Ontario but presently I am in
    England for a project, I would have prefer to come and pick up the
    item at your doorstep and pay you cash but I can't and I won't be back
    till 4months time, I am buying this item as a Christmas gift for my
    son studying in Nigeria, I know he's gonna appreciate it so much, so I want you to get back to me with shipping
    cost to Nigeria via Post Office, Shipping the item to Nigeria should be around $100 through Post Office(Parcel
    Airmail), because I have once sent an item to him mid last year before the item got spoiled, here is the shipping
    Name: Adeniyi Collins
    Address: 21 Ondo road
    City: Akure
    State: Ondo
    Zip Code: 23434
    Country: Nigeria
    Also get back to me with your paypal email address so that I can make
    the payment done for you.Hope to hear back from you soon.
    So I think this is a false buyer. (sorry for my english, loll)
    Thanks for your help
  12. MagicWok macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2006
    I would have love you to do no such thing.

    Oh what a wonderous education system they have there, they need a Mac as their main priority...

    I agree! It is very very very fastererrrrerrer

    I love the pretty drawing... No, wait...

    Three words: Reply, Send and Virus :p

    Oh what jolly fun....
  13. iParis macrumors 68040


    Jul 29, 2008
    New Mexico
    This just screams...


    I got emails like this all the time when I put my iPod classic on craigslist.

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