Almost Another Victim Of International Amazon Fraud

Filed under: Events — @ August 9, 2007

If you are selling your iPod online like me, beware of this crook!

I have to share something with you today that has absolutely nothing at all to do with livin’ la vida low-carb, but is too important for me not to share. Especially if you engage in selling items on the Internet on popular trading post sites like eBay and Amazon, then you will most definitely want to pay attention to the following story that just happened to me.

I’ve been regularly selling all kinds of products online for over ten years, including music CDs, DVDs, videos, as well as the occasional electronic device to pull in a little extra cash when money gets tight. For the most part, the transactions have been seamless and I’ve gotten paid sans the small percentage that eBay or Amazon takes to make their money.

It’s an easy thing for virtually anyone to make out well, especially if you price your merchandise competitively against the competition. Don’t you wish everything you bought was handled this way? Sure would make prices come down on those really expensive items you want.

Anywho, I recently put my iPod up for sale at Amazon because I purchased the new iPhone (I’ll be sharing my experience with this bad boy soon, but let’s just say it’s WORTH EVERY PENNY!) and no longer need it. The iPod was a little more costly than the CDs and DVDs I post, but I didn’t think twice about listing it there.

Within days, I received a flurry of e-mail inquiries about the iPod and what all came with it. All the questions people had about what I was specifically selling were promptly answered, but no sale. Then on Tuesday I received another message from Amazon that a potential buyer had a question for me about the iPod.

Little did I know at the time that this “buyer” was actually trying to scam me into mailing my iPod to Nigeria for her “husband.” This is a story that actually happened to me this week that you’ll have to read to believe and you can do that by clicking here.


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