Sunday, February 1, 2009

Beware of scams!

Hello, all. Sorry I haven't posted this weekend. I was visiting my mom and her Internet has been less than reliable lately.

Just a quick post tonight and nothing too fun, but something that always needs addressing: SCAMS.

I got two messages on my Etsy shop this weekend (one Saturday and one today) from two different people both in France. Their messages were practically identical (wording, changes they wanted made, length needed, etc.) and I'm a little skeptical. The thing that set off the red flag was that they messages were so much a like.... I figure as long as they pay via Paypal and I have my money before they have the bracelet, I'm safe, right?

Let me know if anyone has dealt with anything like this before, please. Can they scam you if they pay via Paypal? I know it's really safe but I'm still not 100% sure.... I'll let y'all know if anything else with the transactions happen.

Well, that's all for tonight. I'll post again tomorrow about something more fun, I promise!

1 comment:

  1. I think Paypal is pretty safe and I haven't heard of anyone being scammed that way. I know if they ask for your bank account info or want you to cash a cheque and send a portion of the money back then that's a scam. Let us know how it works out.