I was contacted by a potential buyer that had a profile with a location near my city; however, the buyer wanted me to ship an item to a location in Michigan and payment to be made via PayPal. I was skeptical from the start and started investigating... and found this in website listed below... https://thetechieguy.com/5-paypal-scams-you-should-be-aware-of/ Which I highlight says the following- Shipping Scams There are several ways fraudsters incorporate shipping into their schemes. Be sure you’re familiar with the following: My shipping service scam The buyer asks you to use their shipping account because they can get a discount, they have a preferred vendor they’ve worked with for years, or their shipping service is cheaper or more reliable. In another variation of the scam, the buyer may also ask you to wire the shipping fees to their preferred shipper. If you use the buyer's shipping account, they can easily contact the shipping company and reroute the order to another address. The buyer can then open up a complaint asking for a refund because they didn't receive their order. You aren't able to prove that the buyer received their order and you are out your product, the shipping costs and your money. If they ask you to wire the money to a bogus shipping company, they can steal your money. After you have wired the money you’ll find out that the order was made with a stolen card or bank account. You may be held liable for returning the funds to the legitimate customer whose account was stolen. Please be on alert my fellow sellers. I do not want folks getting scammed. Thank you.
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