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Posted: Aug 25, 2018 at 8:41 Quote
heads up on what is almost certainly a scam!

I am selling my first ever bike on here (for my husband) and he received a text asking if it was still for sale and if it was to email davford01@inbox.lv, reply came from davford01@gmail.com
We did - seemed genuine, offered to arrange pick up and pay via PayPal (which I am happy with as it protects me as well as the buyer)

Asked for PayPal address which we sent and got an email saying they had sent payment for the bike, and for the courier and the western union fees, providing an address in Russia was the alarm bell.
I have the PayPal app and when I receive or send money it pops up instantly on my phone through the app and on my email. This 'payment' did not.

Contacted PayPal who confirmed that there is no way for a payment to not show up if its been sent and asked me to forward the emails I received (address was payplinstantfund@gmail.com) claiming to be from paypal to their fraud team.

So just to make you aware, the emails/name to look out for are:
davford01@inbox.lv
davford01@gmail.com
payplinstantfund@gmail.com
Calling himself David Ford.

Posted: Aug 27, 2018 at 10:46 Quote
platinumpea wrote:
heads up on what is almost certainly a scam!

I am selling my first ever bike on here (for my husband) and he received a text asking if it was still for sale and if it was to email davford01@inbox.lv, reply came from davford01@gmail.com
We did - seemed genuine, offered to arrange pick up and pay via PayPal (which I am happy with as it protects me as well as the buyer)

Asked for PayPal address which we sent and got an email saying they had sent payment for the bike, and for the courier and the western union fees, providing an address in Russia was the alarm bell.
I have the PayPal app and when I receive or send money it pops up instantly on my phone through the app and on my email. This 'payment' did not.

Contacted PayPal who confirmed that there is no way for a payment to not show up if its been sent and asked me to forward the emails I received (address was payplinstantfund@gmail.com) claiming to be from paypal to their fraud team.

So just to make you aware, the emails/name to look out for are:
davford01@inbox.lv
davford01@gmail.com
payplinstantfund@gmail.com
Calling himself David Ford.

I've also just been contacted by this guy, definitely sounds like a scam to me. Claimed to be a marine engineer and is currently off shore so can't collect the bike.

Posted: Oct 1, 2018 at 14:47 Quote
Any tips for what to do when an item you have sent is damaged in the delivery? Should you have the item returned before making a claim with the delivery company?

Posted: Oct 23, 2018 at 20:51 Quote
I am wanting to buy a bike and i have talked to the guy who is selling it, but i am still worried about getting scammed. He has no seller history. what do i do.

Posted: Dec 6, 2018 at 16:41 Quote
I'm wondering if buying a used bike off pink bike and shipping it from the usa to canada, what kind of fees are involved such as duty, taxes and brokerage fees? If there are fees, is there a way to get around it? Thanks

Posted: Jan 9, 2019 at 7:48 Quote
I bought a wheelset off PB and when they arrived the hubs were not as described on the ad. I have raised a refund request through Paypal and the seller says they will issue the refund when they receive the wheels back. Is this normal?

Posted: 3 days ago Quote
Is it just me or is there more people trying to not follow the buy and sell rules of using only paypal to buy with, And then expecting me to pay the fee? In the last month it is now 4 times had this when looking to buy a part.

Posted: 3 days ago Quote
enduramil wrote:
Is it just me or is there more people trying to not follow the buy and sell rules of using only paypal to buy with, And then expecting me to pay the fee? In the last month it is now 4 times had this when looking to buy a part.

Normally the buyer pays any fees, and should be stated in the ad. I had one guy stick me with the paypal fees on an item I sold, it wasn't much, and I let him know that as a seller we should not have to pay fees. It's been this way for a long time.

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