Post by deltas*delights on May 31, 2020 6:43:38 GMT
I was listing a little tonight on ebay and Poshmark. Just 5 items and 2 of them immediately got comments on Posh. One was EF dress where they said "Hi, hope there are no rips or tears at all? Because i'm REALLY INTERESTED . is this in good condition.? If so and you are the real poster could you please email me at XXX@ g*m*a*i*l .com. more details and we could make the deal?God Bless.Stay safe.." I had condition listed as Excellent no stains or damage or signs of wear.
The other was a St. John top I have listed in very good condition. The poster wanted to know if it was in gift giving condition (umm it's used and the label has writing on it but otherwise it's great) and left their email address too. This was pulled within minutes before I could respond.
I wasn't going to email either, but this just strikes me as odd, that within 3 minutes of listing these items I got 2 similar messages. Is this some new scam to get our email addresses? I got all excited at first and thought I had listed them too low if they were getting interest so fast! lol
Yes, I just read how the scam works. They will arrange to send you the money through Venmo, PayPal, zelle, etc. They send an email that looks just like what that vendor’s looks like, but there’s instructions like “the funds will show up in your account once the tracking is uploaded or transaction is cancelled. They sometimes will add a large shipping amount like $25 or $50. Immediately after they send a message saying that they didn’t know Posh rules and that they have to pay through there to protect the seller. Please refund the amount but you can keep the $25 or $50 extra they added and they will go ahead and purchase through Poshmark. They never re-purchase and there was never a payment so not only did you send them the cash value of your item, there’s no extra $25/$50 either.
Post by sunsetpainter on May 31, 2020 21:43:43 GMT
I've gotten those messages several times soon after I've listed a higher dollar item. Seems like Poshmark is on the ball and the messages have immediately been removed. Just to be on the safe side I've blocked the ID that made the offer.