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    Scam or not

    Buyer: I’m seriously interested in getting that item. I live in Tennessee and
    was wondering if you will accept Paypal as a payment method. I will
    pay you an additional amount for charges if you will have it shipped
    over night. (via USPS)


    Me: I don't do PayPal since they closed my account years ago when the found out I was using my grandfathers checking account to put in and take out my money.


    Buyer: OK, sorry about that but i can do it PayPal check for you to have the
    check clear at bank.
    wait to read from you soon.

    God Bless.



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    if you're asking whether Paypal is a scam, i'd say, 'Yes.'

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    I'd call it a scam. Another scam on CL that is going around Austin are morons who offer to pay for stuff with gift cards. Of course the gift cards are stolen off the rack (in plain text, they have "must be activated by cashier for any value.) So if someone takes them up on the offer and goes to use the gift card, the store security comes by and starts asking pointed questions about using stolen merchandise.

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    Any time they refer to what you are selling as "that item" there is a good chance it is a scam.

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