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Old June 28th, 2003, 12:31 PM   #1
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HELP! Anyone buy a camera by using Western Union

I am thinking of buying a camera off someone who lives in Itily. They want to do payment through Western Union (actually going to the WU office). I was wondering if anyone has done this and how safe it is. I dont know the person, but they have good feedback. Any advice would be appriciated.
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Old June 28th, 2003, 12:42 PM   #2
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Absolutely DO NOT NOT NOT do it. Italy + Western Union has all the earmarks of a classic e-bay scam. Good feedback means nothing. It is likely a stolen account, or the feedback is generated by selling very very cheap (or possibly even non-existant items such as "a joke" - seriously, I've seen people sell "a joke" on ebay to get feedback).

This is classic and widespread with electronics. DO NOT do it. It is totally 100% unsecure. If you use Western Union you have absolutely no way to get your money back. I can't say it enough, DON'T DO IT.
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Old June 28th, 2003, 12:48 PM   #3
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Thank you for the advice...I had a bad feeling about it. I will now just go and buy a new one so I dont have to worry.

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Old June 29th, 2003, 04:20 PM   #4
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Look at the top of this thread. There is a post called "HOW NOT TO GET SCAMMED ON EBAY" There is a specific section about Western Union being a tool for fraud.
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