I’d like to share my near loss experience with my blog.
So I was looking for a Coach collar for my new pup and on ebay these are near non-existent. So google got me some results, one of which was from iOffer.com. Looked kind of shady to start, but being the conscious consumer I am, thought i’d play it out, and if I felt confident of this transaction, i’d bite the bullet. It was a $35 risk.
After offering to buy the item, I asked the seller if they had any ebay feedback and I can review as paypal does not guarantee anything outside of ebay. I got a reply back saying that not to worry and she promises to ship the item today with tracking #, and that she is a paypal verified member for the last 7years, and also that paypal guarantees the transaction too. Well, thats all I needed is some assurance from the seller, NOT!
I went to the paypal forums site and low and behold, there are many many articles of fraud within iOffer. Many on yahoo answers as well. Just for shits and giggles, I went to pay the invoice (well not quite), I wanted to see if any info showed about this 7 years experienced seller. Notta! – This account is unable to accept any funds. LOL!! need i say more.
So, the saying still stands, if its too good to be true, it is!
PS. Seller Information
1721 Glen Keith Blvd
Baltimore, MD 21234
also got a reply from firstname.lastname@example.org
disclaimer: I have not proven that this may be a fraudulent seller, but all investigation points to this conclusion; thats good enough for me, anything more concrete would be a suckers bet.