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Old 13-07-2021, 08:44   #1
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I got scammed out of $1462 for S&H of a boat I am selling!

I got conned. It was my action sending cash through MoneyGram. He claimed to be at sea and unable to pay for S&H. So he had an email sent to me claiming to be from PayPal, though it was bogus and he gave me extra above the sale price to pay for S&H. The PayPal email claimed there was a hold on the funds until I provided evidence that I had paid for S&H, using MoneyGram. I sent the MoneyGram receipt, which included the Reference Number. This receipt allowed him to get the cash and then the PayPal thread claimed an additional hold until I sent an additional $1250. I called PayPal and learned the pending transaction on hold was bogus. I’m out $1462!!! Crap!
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Wow, what a disaster!

Thanks so much for posting this, might help a member avoid such scams. . .
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Old 13-07-2021, 09:38   #3
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Re: I got scammed out of $1462 for S&H of a boat I am selling!

The supposed buyer’s supposed name is Robert Podlewski.

The supposed shipper’s supposed name is Douglas Glancy of Everett, WA. I believe the shipper, who picked up the MoneyGram is required to show ID.
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Re: I got scammed out of $1462 for S&H of a boat I am selling!

Thanks for the info. One question - what does S&H stand for?
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Old 13-07-2021, 10:26   #5
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Re: I got scammed out of $1462 for S&H of a boat I am selling!

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Thanks for the info. One question - what does S&H stand for?
Im guessing not Starsky and Hutch

https://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/S%26H
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Thanks for the info. One question - what does S&H stand for?
I wondered that too, Probably shipping and handling, ie the extra payment covered the freight perhaps. Who knows.
OP I suspect that you're own lack of clarity in your writing style didn't help the situation.
And unless you're going to actually name the firm or person, and product/service involved as a warning to others, then the post just comes across as a confused rant. I'm sure thousands of people were ripped off yesterday, that's life sometimes.
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Re: I got scammed out of $1462 for S&H of a boat I am selling!

Always interesting to see people come here to complain/warn after the fact but seldom come here to ask questions before they commit any $$ to strangers.
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I got conned. It was my action sending cash through MoneyGram. He claimed to be at sea and unable to pay for S&H. So he had an email sent to me claiming to be from PayPal, though it was bogus and he gave me extra above the sale price to pay for S&H. The PayPal email claimed there was a hold on the funds until I provided evidence that I had paid for S&H, using MoneyGram. I sent the MoneyGram receipt, which included the Reference Number. This receipt allowed him to get the cash and then the PayPal thread claimed an additional hold until I sent an additional $1250. I called PayPal and learned the pending transaction on hold was bogus. I’m out $1462!!! Crap!
That's a pretty old scam actually. They always tell you they will do more and give you more, but you have to be the one to send the cash first.

The wording varies but that is the scam.

It always surprises me that the buyer will actually ask for cash from the seller. Sort of a tip off .......
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The supposed buyer’s supposed name is Robert Podlewski.
The number he was texting me from was (865) 351-4614.

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The supposed shipper’s supposed name is Douglas Glancy of Everett, WA. I believe the shipper, who picked up the MoneyGram is required to show ID.
Here’s Douglas’ info:

shippers info you needed:

Name: Douglas Glancy
City: Everett
State: Washington
Zip code: 98208
Country: United State
Phone: (323) 426-3562


The bogus PayPal emails came from: payment.verified@consultant.com
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Wow, what a disaster!
gullible person (to put it nicely)
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Extra fees scam?

Sending a Moneygram during a Paypal transaction?

Not cheacking headers on an email asking for money?



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Old 13-07-2021, 15:23   #11
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Re: I got scammed out of $1462 for S&H of a boat I am selling!

Bummer- sorry to hear about this. I leaned a hard lesson years ago. Takeaway is never use Paypal and NEVER EVER wire a stranger money in this fashion.
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Old 13-07-2021, 16:03   #12
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Indeed, I let down all my defenses in the excitement of selling my boat at the Buy It Now price. Having never been scammed before I was not alerted.

BTW, here is the current auction for my boat: https://www.ebay.com/itm/154523093675


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Re: I got scammed out of $1462 for S&H of a boat I am selling!

I've done hundreds of transactions thru PayPal, to hi risk places Indonesia, Russia , China
Never had a problem. As long as you follow the rules. and cover your arse. Joined in 2000.

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Yup.. sorry to say but you walked right into it..
But.. thats a really nice boat and I hope you get a decent price for her..
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2nd Never use PayPal.
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