Hi all - I sold a camera on ebay recently, but was dismayed to discover the winning bidder was from Nigeria and had zero feedback. Immediately I think great, some scam artist won my auction.
However, a couple of days pass and the guy emails me through ebay, asking to make the payment and for me to ship it to an address in Illinois. He said he has family there and one of them is making a trip back to Nigeria and he wants them to bring the camera to him. That was the first thing that was a little different - usually the scams involve Nigerian addresses. He also gave me their phone number to verify it. Then the surprising bit - he pays me. I get a notice that I have the full amount including shipping in my PayPal account. So I log into my account to verify it and sure enough, it shows a payment from him. So I even call paypal and get a customer service agent on the line. He looks at it and says the funds are legitimate and that it is ok to ship the item.
I'm still very very leery of shipping the item. What do you guys think - is this still somehow a scam? If I ship the item is there still somehow a way for the money to disappear? I'm transferring it to my regular bank account right now.