Seller Beware

adolan20

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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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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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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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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.

You did report it to Amazon? Do not play games with these just report it.
 
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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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