Need Advice on Paypal and shipping iPhone

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Bigsam411, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. Bigsam411 macrumors member

    Oct 10, 2007
    So I just sold my iPhone on ebay and the guy who won it is from Spain. I specifically stated that I needed a verified address in order for anyone to bid. I made good money on it ($425) and long story short his paypal address in unverified and is different from his ebay address. The name matches though between paypal and ebay. Does this look Fraudulent? I dont usually allow overseas bidders but I wanted the extra bids. I emailed the guy asking him what address is actually his and am awaiting a response.

  2. Mr.Noisy macrumors 65816


    May 5, 2007
    Be careful, don't make a move unless you can verify his address, there is way to much fraud out there, I never accept payment via paypal unless it's a verified account, but the guy may be genuine, at the end of the day you may have to take a chance at least wait till payments received and transfered to your bank :) be careful
  3. Bigsam411 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 10, 2007
    Well I have the money in my paypal account but From what I hear is that if someone hacks someone elses paypal account and uses it to buy something then the hacked paypal user sees that the money is out of his account he files a claim and gets his money back and the seller will have already sent his product while the scammer gets a free product.

    It does not help that the guy does not seem to speak good english according to a message he sent me about when it should arrive.

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