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Warning: Please be careful when buying/selling!

Postby Johannes » 11 Jan 2020, 11:30

Dear all:

It has been brought to our attention that there might be members on this board contacting users about offers to sell Nord and other gear.
This is just to remind you about the general precautionary way of approaching such transactions: if no exchange in person is possible, please be careful when sending money especially via money transfer / Western Union / Bank transfer, as these payments cannot be challenged or revoked.
While a user profile here is no guarantee for a legitimate party for a trade in musical gear, trusted users e.g., by numbers of posts and activity here can be a signal but in any case I strongly advise to rely e.g., on paypal, preferably trade locally, and being very cautious in general.

While we cannot ensure the trustworthiness of all members registering on this website, note that we will collaborate with the relevant authorities according to the laws in the respective countries.

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Re: Warning: Please be careful when buying/selling!

Postby fieldflower » 11 Jan 2020, 11:59

One of the more common MO's for scammers here in Sweden is to have "Paypal payment based on delivery for everyone's safety", but as they're not home at the moment they ask to send to alternative address.
Usually purchaser is in another country and the alternative address is in yet another country.
The scam is that if they don't report delivery done Paypal will refund their payment after some months, and since the item was delivered to an alternative address/country it cannot be proven that they have in fact received anything.

It's very common to receive replies from these "purchasers" when advertising music gear, at least here in Sweden.
Not sure if they scan also this type of forums to find victims.

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Re: Warning: Please be careful when buying/selling!

Postby Schorsch » 11 Jan 2020, 13:36

Thanks a lot for bringing this up. Although risks of private online trades and precautional measure are widely known there are still people who do not have sufficient experience or information, for those it’s always helpful to raise these topics and remind them to be careful.

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