Hello eBay Nigerians reading this post. The following are some guidelines on how to properly scam someone on eBay.
Nigerians are pretty much the only reason why I use Amazon instead of eBay, but if you must scam someone on eBay, then at least do it properly and follow these guidelines:
Make sure you do not use your real name! Seriously, what kind of an idiot are you if you are using your real name to try to scam people.
Do not be stupid.
Yeah, that’s about all you need to properly scam people. You do not even need to know to write in English!
Now, if you are trying to avoid being scammed on eBay, follow these rules:
- Never, I said Never do business on eBay using Western Union, even eBay will tell you this is not secure. If you don’t take my word for it go to western unions website, they even have a page dedicated to showing how scammers use there service.
- Read Feedback. Yep, everybody looks at the pretty little number next to a seller or buyers name but if you want to see what is really going on you need to actually click on that number and read the good and the bad feedback. If you see something that seems wrong or out of place beware.
- Remember just because a seller has something you want doesn’t mean that you cant find it from another seller on eBay. So don’t be afraid to jump ship when something smells fishy!
- Ask the seller a question, prior to bidding. Many people will bid on an item, before they really know what the item is or what they are getting into. I don’t care if you think the description tells you all you need to know, you need to test the water by actually communicating with the party you are planning on buying from. You will be amazed how much a first response from a seller can tell you. Were they curious, professional, and prompt in there response? If not, remember, its okay to jump ship.
- If you are going to purchase an expensive item, you must insist on secure payment but tell the seller you will pay the cost of using a service like cod, ups cod, or escrow. If the seller refuses, no matter how good of a story he will give you, and believe you me, they will give you a great story, THIS IS A SCAM.
-eBay user Nick Simpson (Sorry Nick, I had to correct your spelling.)
Now, Judge Judy demolishes an eBay scammer (I hate Judge Judy too, but hate scammers ten time more so this was just too good):
“You weigh way more, but you are not going to be as smart as me in one finger.”