Nope, the buyer does not have TruYou or ratings. I don't want to hold ratings against anyone because due to me deleting my account, I as well do not have ratings and my profile states I've been a member since 2017. I am TruYou verified which makes it a little different, though. Should I report her email as well as her offerup account?
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Hi all! First I would like to say, I've had offerup for some time, but because of no success in the past I deleted the app and my account. I've since returned because I wanted to give it another try. Now that I'm back, I'm worried that a buyer is actually a scammer and I don't want to give personal information and it turns against me. I'm currently trying to sell this futon I've owned but never really used. A potential buyer messaged me through the app requesting that I email her. I didn't see anything wrong with it, so I did. In the email she states that she's really busy and would like to buy it if it's still available. Then she says that she will send movers to pick it up and inspect it, and requires my full name, address, and number for a cashier's check to be sent and she will send the movers once the check has cleared. Two things that didn't sit right with me: needing my number and saying that she will wait for the check to clear. I know you don't need a number to issue a cashier's check, unless some banks do it a little differently. I'm not sure why I would need to wait for a check to clear. The purpose of a cashier's check is the same as a money order; guaranteed money. In this case, she would have to wait for me to recieve the check, and I doubt that's what she really meant by "wait for it to clear". In short, has anyone experienced this? I don't want to report and block an innocent user. I do want to protect myself and my sensitive information. The user is new to offerup, her profile is a picture of a beach and she's been a member since July (this month). Her email has a photo of her but it's still not enough to trust it. Any advice???????? Please, and thank you.
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