I want to share a story, I learned the hard way and hope to help others. This is also an update to my guide about scammers and PayPal. After selling a gold coin (180148426395) I learned of this scam/rip-off setup. Here’s how the scam works. This guy stole a credit card account and registered as that person with eBay. He even used the correct address on the account because eBay requires that the registration and credit card billing address match.

When the auction ended I did get this address, but he quickly emailed me to ask me to please send the coin to Latvia. Saying that he was ONLY the financial intermediary and would get his commission if I sent … read more ->