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    Not Sure If I Am Dealing With A Scammer On Gumtree.

    I am trying to sell a camera on Gumtree and I received a very quick reply with the supposed buyer saying they would like to purchase my camera and are happy to pay the listed price.

    They have not ended any replies with a name(may be sending from a phone?) and they haven't tried to bargain at all which isn't normal.

    The buyer can't pay until later in the week but would like to put $20 in to my account to pay for postage and I guess as a measure of goodwill. They have also stated they are happy to pay via PayPal or Direct Deposit which also concerns me as most buyers seem to like PayPal as they have no protection just doing a direct deposit.

    One slightly odd thing was the buy said they would pay the $20 then pay the rest later but they listed a price that was $20 higher than the listed price

    This is the first seller that has not asked for a phone number, which I never list on Gumtree because that is just silly

    Is there any way they can cancel a direct deposit after it appears in my account?

    Thanks for any help.



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    As long as the money is in the account before you send the goods, send them via recorded post and make sure it gets to the buyer. Then they can't do a dispute about the goods not being sent.

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    So for me it is safer to ask for a direct deposit as nothing like the "oops I over paid you can I have some money back" cheque scam can happen? Can they dispute a money transfer at all?

    I have had to refund a seller who claimed I sold them a faulty item and they didn't return the wiring I needed to test the unit, so I don't think PayPal is of any assistance to the seller. If the buyer has a problem(or pretend one) with my camera in 45 days they can return it and I have to refund their money even if an item is listed as having no warranty, it is stupid!

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    Did they return anything?

    I hear too many stories like this these days, ebay used to be good, gumtree I've never liked, they need to start some sort of more honest system.

    A direct deposit is much harder to get back than a paypal account.


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