Posted By Chi Ming Hung
Ahh, this just happened to me, stupid me! The "user" is "Oyoil" ("Bill East", firstname.lastname@example.org), exact same scenario: PayPal not working, offered to send item (iOptron IEQ45 GTN, Classified #523448) first and pay him later, then sent FedEx invoice and label and asked for shipping cost ($161) paid in amazon egift card because he said he paid with his amazon debit card. Yeah I know, should have been all red flags when he asked for amazon egift card, but this guy's good, pretty convincing scam, especially if you've never seen it before. Reported to amazon, and they're investigating. Will also dispute charge with CC company. Lesson learned: ALWAYS ask for verification and NEVER pay with anything without purchase protection. And don't feel bad about questioning seemingly "honest" guy: "Bill" sounded honest too, really.