Seller Beware

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  1. adolan20

    adolan20 TPF Noob!

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    I was selling my camera on Amazon.com and I received an email that says "Order Approved." I read the message, entirely in correct format, it tells me that a buyer has purchased my camera and to ship it out within two days. I check my account in Amazon and see $0 received, which makes me skeptical, at the bottom it says, "payment will not show until proof of shipping is received." This makes me skeptical, then I read the "buyer" information, from Nigeria, then I became even more skeptical, then I read the email address: commgr_orderapproved@paycenter.zzn.com. I then knew 100% it was a fake, also at the bottom of the page it says "Get your own free email at zzn.com." I just wanted to inform you all of this. If you ever sell on Amazon, be weary of emails like this.
     
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    adolan20 TPF Noob!

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    Haahaa now he sends me an email saying I paid, did you ship my item already? I'm playing along giving him a fake tracking number and ensuring him that it will be there Wednesday.
     
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    wow, that is crazy. I'm glad you cought it. by the way which camera are you selling?
     
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    The D40x.
     
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    It happened again! A different buyer tried using the same fake email address but a different shipping address. I don't think I'll ever use Amazon again, it's almost as bad as craigslist.
     
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    You did report it to Amazon? Do not play games with these just report it.
     
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    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Absolutely! Let us know what Amazon has to say about this.

    Thanks!
    -Pete
     
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    Yes Amazon has a spoof/scam email task force, I sent them a copy of the emails. Don't worry I'm trying to protect you Amazon users :)
     

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