Ladies and Gents,
Just joined and wanted a bit of advice.
Got myself a shiny new bike the other day, and looking to sell the old one.
Put my fzs600 on ebay and within 48hrs received 5 offers from people all 'working overseas, on offshore rigs or boasting elaborate names and job titles' etc who want to paypal me money and get a courier to collect my bike. All of them seem set on describing in detail how to set up a paypal a/c in case I've recently had a full frontal lobotomy and can't manage it myself.
Now, with the frequency and similarities of these requests I've assumed there is some scam involving paypal payments for large sums of money (as I've never had this with lower value items). I've told the band of jokers they should always view bikes personally before buying, and I will only accept cash on collection...but I couldn't help wondering what this scam is? I thought Paypal was a safe method of payment over tinternet...how can these people rob me of my bike this way?
Oh and needless to say, the bike is going on here soon...if you're looking for an fzs600 yes I do have paypal and no you can't send a courier round!