View Full Version : DealFanatic1
Aug 3rd, 2007, 12:32 PM
Just a warning to anyone dealing with him, sounds like the typical EMT, drop item off and money will be reversed back out of your account scam.
Aug 3rd, 2007, 05:12 PM
Aug 3rd, 2007, 06:11 PM
Afaik, you can't reverse an emt transfer... only paypal.
Aug 5th, 2007, 04:14 AM
Quoted from another forum:
Warning to those who frequent the buy/sell/trade section.
DO NOT ACCEPT EMAIL TRANSFERS FROM PEOPLE YOU DO NOT KNOW.
even if a buyer wishes to meet up to complete the transaction after paying first by EMT.
Bank accounts are being compromised. There has been a huge rise in EMT fraud in Canada the last few months. Not sure about the US, but I'm sure it could happen anywhere.
Fraudulent buyers are using stolen information to pay for items using EMT's. Items are usually picked up, sometimes shipping is requested. Anyways, the legitimate account holder's bank will freeze the amount of money transferred, and request that the receiver of the EMT's bank account be frozen as well. YOU WILL LOSE ACCESS TO YOUR MONEY IMMEDIATELY until an investigation is completed. I've read the "I got scammed" threads and you guys are really bad at gathering necessary information before you proceed with transactions.
This is more serious than the usual non-paying, or non-sending scam. FBI and RCMP are involved in bank fraud. Plus your bank will be extremely hesitant about protecting you and your bank account. You will basically be alone in your fight to defend yourself.
DO NOT ACCEPT EMT's (certapay) from people you do not know!!!
Aug 6th, 2007, 02:57 PM
Rather than quote the rules, why not explain WHY you wanted to purchase an item that way.
Aug 6th, 2007, 05:38 PM
Heck, if paypal is crap and EMT is crap (even on the seller side) - what else?? I would've assumed EMT had the least risk on the sell side.
Aug 8th, 2007, 09:22 PM
EMT is not that risky if you use it correctly. I personally try not to deal w/ a newb when buying or selling large value items.
To be honest, there is absolutely no reason to pay upfront EMT than meet up at a neutral location later. Something like that totally reeks of some type of scam.
If people want to deal local, they could pay cash and meet at their house, your house, or a bank.
I think it's good that you posted this since it's one of those things you know is fishy, but need someone to confirm it is. :)