\"Private Shipping Company\" Fee Scam - Motorbike - Scamalot
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Horsley, New South Wales, Australia
| "Private Shipping Company" Fee Scam - MotorbikePerson used email to offer full price on my motorbike which I had advertised on Gumtree, and then said he had \"already sent\" an extra $950 to my Paypal account to cover payment to his \"private shipping company\" but that Paypal was holding the funds until I gave proof that I had sent the $950 to the shipping company via Western Union. I told him to cancel the transaction and that I would refuse any transfer from him (of course, there is no transfer). Obviously a scam, but it is clear that this might work on an inexperienced seller. Caveat venditor!|
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