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Likely scam

Started by PABresler, 05/24/2021 04:24PM
Posted 05/24/2021 04:24PM | Edited 05/24/2021 04:25PM Opening Post
I seem to have been the victim of a scam. The user account is John Paddock. He advertised an Astrophysics Mach 1 mount for $2500.00. He sent photos and I had several email communications with him. He would not accept Paypal, but I agreed to pay him $173.00 via an Amazon gift card for shipping costs. After he received it he stopped communicating. I asked Amazon to revoke the payment. They are investigating.
Posted 05/24/2021 05:28PM #1
I had the exact same scenario happen to me. As Herb mentioned, if it is too good to be true, it is not true. The first sign is no prior transactions. The second, no valid PayPal account. The third, asking to use Amazon gift certificate for shipping the item first for inspection. Beware!  Sorry this happened to you!
Posted 05/24/2021 06:49PM #2
I think it's pretty likely Amszon will reverse the payment. I got onto it quickly.