Forum > Feedback > a lot of scmmers on this site,please post here any request to pay via direct email
laylaozart 09.12.2011 11:44
Thanks for the prompt response towards this transaction...Your asking price sounds good to me and i will offer you (660.00 €) for it. My name is Debby Adams and I am an Oceanographer and am currently on the sea at the moment.I am buying the DESK as a gift for my Daughter in USA and i want to make it a surprise gift for her.Payment will be made via PayPal,and pick up will commence by my private shipping agent once payment confirmation message is receive by you from PayPal.All you need to do is to fill the below data for payment to be sent out asap..reply to my direct email address at (email@example.com)for fast payment:
PAYPAL EMAIL ADDRESS:
YOUR DIRECT EMAIL ADDRESS:
I will keep you posted once payment is sent out while date and time of pick up will be arrange between you and my shipper once payment is received and confirmed by PayPal.Thanks very much...
laylaozart 09.12.2011 11:46
Scammer of fraudster firstname.lastname@example.org
Please post in this topic all email of scammers,they have to go out from Dawanda
Zilvera 09.12.2011 18:52
From: Joshua Kay [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: woensdag 7 december 2011 3:14
Subject: About to make payment: Jewelry set
Thanks for the reply, I was just about to make the payments when i had this little problem with the picking up of the Jewelery set at your resident, I am currently on sea and i am buying the item for my Relative in Republic of Benin as i have explained to you earlier on and i tried to book pick up with my pick up Agent, but they asked me to pay first before they can make the booking, and they only accept Western Union Money Transfer for payments and they don't accept pay pal or bank transfer and I tried to send the money Online but i couldn't and I am still on sea and there is no way i can find a Western Union agent to make the transfer to my pick up agent, so i wanted to ask if it was O.K for me to include my pick up agent's fees in the payments I am about to send through PayPal, my pick up agent charged 200 EUR plus insurance and all 'o that, pls can i include their money in the payments I want to send then after i have made the payments you will help me forward the 200 EUR to my pick up agent through Western Union money transfer Outlet in your Ares. I hope you have one nearest to your base? this I would have done myself and not bother you but the for the fact is that I am currently on sea, so after I have made the payments you will help me send the 200 EUR to my pick up agent through Western Union immediately you got the Confirmation letter from PayPal, I just wanted to seek your Consent before going ahead with the payments,I will more than appreciate if you mail me back, and I will be making the payments shortly.
PS: the shipping company's Head quarters and any pick up fees to be paid is sent to their head quarters by the payee, so the money for pick up will be sent to their head quarters through Western Union Money Transfer(this can be done from any of the Post office) at westernunion.com or money grams, Regards.
Emma-DaWanda 13.12.2011 11:32
Hi Laylaozart and Zilvera,
Thanks for your messages about these scammers, I can confirm that both of these accounts have been closed.
Please note that we have created the following posts to help alert users to scammers:
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further issues or concerns.
All the best,
elewmompittseh 26.12.2011 02:04
Usually they want nothing to do with the actual item, but have a sequence of lines that will eventually get you to send them money.
Sometimes I like to mess around with them, for the fun of it.
Keep them busy with dead ends.
They have their hands in everything. Before we moved here, we even had an interaction with some of them that were trying to rent out an actual property here. They were doing missionary work in Africa, and wanted someone to look after their place for about 4 years.
They get cell phones, so you can talk to them, and will send phony keys and a lease.
Basically if you follow the dawanda faqs and do some research on them, you can spot them, no matter what they do.
Zilvera 30.12.2011 10:52
Here are some tips from David Weiman
Here are the tips my own credit card processor sent along ... be on the lookout for:
• Transactions requiring you to "prepay" the shipping costs via Western Union to a specific shipping company being used at your customer’s request. Any suspicious sounding shipping arrangements are a good sign of potential fraud.
• Unusually large orders or those containing multiple quantities of the same item. You know your business better than anyone. If a large order seems particularly unusual in any way, trust your instincts and follow-up on it. Thieves know a stolen card number won’t last long so they typically place large orders while they can. They are also always looking to maximize their resale value.
• Orders from generic e-mail addresses (ie. email@example.com) or calls using TDD (telecommunications device for deaf) to place orders. Many of these orders are legitimate, but they are sometimes indications of a fraudster looking to remain anonymous.
• "Rush" or "overnight" shipping requests. Crooks want your goods as soon as possible for the quickest possible resale. The last thing they care about is extra delivery charges.
• Transactions with similar account numbers, multiple orders from one account or multiple orders to one address from multiple cards. These are all highly suspicious and are worth your attention.
Emma-DaWanda 02.01.2012 13:31
Thanks for your comments and tips elwemompittseh and Zilvera! It is great to be well informed about their techniques and know what to watch out for.
All the best,
elewmompittseh 09.02.2012 01:27
stefanhasler19 is a 419 scammer:
I come accross your item on Dawanda, i will like to buy the item,is it ready for the immediate purchase, before i proceed with the payment i will Like to ask about the item..
1) Is the item still available for sale?
2) What is the present condition of the item?
3) Do you accept PAYPAL as you mode of payment?
kindly get back to me with your reply to my private email :
WoodCraft 10.04.2012 21:26
Please, I can't find here any solution or topic about clients scammers that try to get some stuff from me for free :/
Is DW making any steps agains them?
Is there any site that I can write emails or usernames of these cheaters before they will scam someone?
..or it just happen to me?
How they using Dawanda to write to me here :( if USER dosnt exists?
SCAMMER: firstname.lastname@example.org , dawanda nick LAURAETHAN
Pleas guys be sure first u get money on account, dont send on rush.
Catherine-DaWanda 11.04.2012 11:22
Thanks for letting us know about these scammers and helping make everyone aware of them.
I can confirm we have deleted the following accounts:
You are quite right Woodcraft. Never ship your products until you have received the payment for it! Please email us at email@example.com if you ever receive a suspicious email and are unsure what to do.
Please note that I have updated the scammer list, which you can find in our 'How to spot a scammer' post: http://en.dawanda.com/cms/c/en/Seller-Portal/378-News/545-Notifications/p2037-How-to-spot-a-scammer
laylaozart 28.04.2012 12:41
yes ...would be useful to a black list where can put users - buyers undesirable