posted August 27, 2013 09:23 AM
My wife advertised a car on Ebay, and a buyer wanted to conduct the transaction outside Ebay. We had an email carrying the email address of Paypal, saying that payment has been frozen and you need to send £200 by Western Union to someone outside of Paypal, to get a code to release the funds. All enquiries to an address at accountant.com. When I Googled this it came up with a Scam originating I think in Nigeria.
From: Bristol. United Kingdom
Registered: Oct 2007
posted August 27, 2013 09:42 AM
I believe that eBay always says not to agree a private sale outside of eBay. It just goes to prove that we must all be so careful when something pops up on our computer screen which doesn't sound quite right.
posted August 27, 2013 09:50 AM
Quite right Maurice, we have had a few Emails that show the Paypal address. My wife's email account has been hacked more than once; not long back she received a letter from herself, it was an email that she had sent out about 3 years ago and was still stored on her computer.
There are some clever people out there, just a pity they don't use their knowledge to better purpose.