I have gotten faux "receipts" that purported to be from PayPal when I get offered MORE money than the price and asked to ship the item. Like this message mentioned...
I heard back from "him" - now he is upset because he is a "Man of GOD" and would not try to steal from me & his feelings are apparently hurt because I won't give him my PayPal address & accept "extra" money to go toward shipping & I can "keep the extra money".
Umm - I'm not licensed to export computers (#1); I don't ship (#2); I stated "cash only" in the ad (#3), and his...phrasing is ever so slightly off...rather like what happens when Spam is run through a translation website...so excuse me for wondering if this is a "real offer" or a "reel offer" (as in, he's fishing to get something for nothing).
Make that "being pretty sure it's not a real offer", in fact. Spam in a con...
If you accept this offer, the check/money order they send you for over the amount will be a forgery. The plan is for you to deposit it into your bank account, then ship the overage (in cash or a certified check) to the sender along with the item they bought (are stealing) from you.
Then when the bank finds out what you deposited is a forgery, you are then liable for the money to the bank, have lost your item and are possibly facing jail time.
Which is why the second response was "I don't ship, period, ever". I haven't heard back from whoever it was.
I think that he got the idea either that I was wise to his attempted scam or that I wasn't going to fall for it in the first place.
Laptop is still for sale, but since it's a spare that I can use (will slide out the hard drive I'm keeping & slide in the hard drive with the recovery partition if & when it sells) - I can wait.
I will sell no laptop before its time. Windows 7 is good for a few more years....
Now to figure out if "it's" is the contraction or the possessive. At the moment, I'm going with the possessive, because it clearly isn't the time that this laptop is ready to be sold.