Discussion in 'Stolen Radios, Scams and Rip-Offs' started by KG4MLO, Sep 14, 2018.

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  1. N3AB

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    Actually on, the buyer admitted using PayPal's Family and Friends. He also admitted that the alleged seller's PP address was in a different state than the seller was located, and that the PP address given was a business account. Enough red flags to decorate a battleship.

    I'm not trying to pick on the buyer. It just goes to show what lengths some thieves will go to swindle someone, and how quickly an unsuspecting buyer can get taken. $2400 isn't chump change.
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  2. AA7BQ

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    I just marked the call as SK, and disabled the user account.

    We do hate to see calls abused like this, but there really is no way for us to know when someone goes SK. We rely on community reports.


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  3. WB0MPB

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    It sucks to lose that much money for sure. People need to learn this directly from PP's TOS.
    "You must not use the “send money to a friend or family member” feature in your PayPal account when you are paying for goods or services." That means it is not allowed to pay for an item even to your mom with F/F.
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    John, WB0MPB
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  4. KP4SX

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    That rule doesn't apply to me. Its for other people.
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  5. WB0MPB

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    Yes. I did not copy that part of the TOS!

    John, WB0MPB
  6. W1TRY

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    So we shouldn't use Friends and Family on PayPal to buy things from people we don't know, never met, can't find or who's information doesn't match? Next they'll be telling us cigarettes, asbestos and Mexican tap water are bad...
  7. AJ4GQ

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    No matter what policies and safeguards are put in place, some folks will continue to be scammed. It's just human nature.
  8. KP4SX

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    True dat.
  9. WB0MPB

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    But why do some people make it so easy for the scammers??

    John, WB0MPB
  10. KP4SX

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    As strange as it may seem some people have too much faith in their fellow man.
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