Internet Scam Savvy
June 2, 2006 1:29 PM Subscribe
I posted something for sale on Craigslist. The first response I got was interested and asked normal questions. I responded, but the followup from the possible buyer was totally different tone and asking to pay in a form (AlertPay International Money Order) I'm not familiar with and can't find through a search. I want to sell this item, but I don't want to be scammed. Anyone know what AlertPay International Money Order is and whether it's on the level?
Thanks For Your Reply.. Requring my payment method, I will be sending you the payment through via (AlertPay International Money Order). And before the payment can be commenced, I will require for your full name and address, for the payment to be proceed. And i am willing offering you ($250.00).Am I being scammed? And if not, any reasons they couldn't just pay me through PayPal? I sent an email back saying cash or PayPal only, and then sent a basic money request through PayPal for goods. I don't expect a reply. I'd like to give Craigslist a heads up if this is a scam, so other people don't get suckered out of their electronics.
Note: Once (AlertPay) has confirmed that i have a valid account and the money has been issued then the payment will be approved and the confirmation will be sent to you from (AlertPay International Money Order) via email.Shipping is going to be arranged with my personal Fedex account. Waiting to hear from you as soon as possible so payment can be Ordered and we can have a fast transaction between ourselves.
Thanks And Best Regards.