- Nov 7, 2010
- northeast US
I reported the post as suspected fraud, and I considered posting something in the thread, but ultimately didn't feel comfortable in doing so. I figured that the admins have access to more info than I, which may make what I was suggesting more or less likely to be true.I agree that we don't want to be having discussions in 'for sale' threads in general, but I think in cases where fraud is suspected, it's good to have some sort of alert, so folks aren't scammed in between the time when the admins are notified and the time when they are able to act.
One take-away is that if you are paying by gift you have no one to blame but yourself if you get scammed. I know plenty of people use it, and I don't care to argue whether it's OK to not pay PayPal. The simple fact is if you send your money via Gift you are taking a huge chance.