Originally Posted by Caleb125
What they are doing is they start saying they want to use PayPal but later on say they want to use Western Union or Moneygram which are companies only used by scammers and drug dealers.
If someone wants to western union you some money, I say go for it. Western union is about like mailing cash. Once you send it, it is gone; once you pick it up, it is yours. What I am curious about is the sham payment that they want to send to you. It seems like if they sent a paypal payment to you and you wait for it to clear then they wouldn't be able to get their money back.
this kind of scam has caught many people off guard in the past, because these guys can make a counterfiet money order that looks good enough for the bank to take it. Banks are required by law to post your deposits to your account within a week or so of your deposit, so the money shows up in your account, you wire the "shipping" to the "shipping agent" and then a few weeks later your bank will come after you for the balance of the counterfeit money order.
I am just not sure how they can replace their counterfeit money orders with paypal payments and still make the scam work.