Online, offline, email, or postal. If you know of or encounter a scam, this is the place to let people know about it. If you have any questions, you can post here and have your question answered by people who are knowledgeable about all types of scams. If you have fallen for a scam, you can post your experience here to warn others.
Do you want to trade your unused computer part for something you will use? Welcome to Hardwareswap, a community and marketplace for buying, selling, and trading all sorts of PC Hardware. It is very important than you read the wiki located in the sidebar for safe trading procedures.Reading our rules and guides is the best and most proven way to prevent getting scammed!
I was scammed $8000 via PayPal. I traced my hacker and found their cell number, home address, Facebook profile, place of employment, Instagram, etc. What should I do?
I was hacked $8000 on PayPal over the past few weeks. The hacker was making direct withdrawals from my bank account and then cashing out the money to their prepaid credit card (not traceable, throwaway number). When I logged in, my account was in French, and the phone numbers and addresses on the account were that of the scammer. Fortunately, through some digging on the internet, I found the hacker. The person was using their maiden name, but after tracing their married name, I was able to confirm and match all of information from my hacked account to various online profiles across the web. I screenshotted and screen recorded everything. What do I do? Obviously, I’ll file a police report in their jurisdiction, but part of me wonders if I can retrieve this money myself? I feel like I have plenty of leverage and motivation to recover the money. What will the police do? If I file a police report, does that invalidate myself from pursuing contact with this individual? I want this person to pay, and I am tempted to do everything in my power to let every single one of their networks know what they’ve done. I am located in IN, US and hacker is in MA, US. Let me clarify, I NEVER clicked on a link, gave out my payment details or communicated with a person or entity in exchange for a good or service. My PayPal has only ever been used to pay for Spotify, and somehow this person was able to get my login in details and transfer money from my account to their own. Based on the comments, this sounds like it is fraud/being hacked VS me being scammed. I had no idea there was a distinction (assumed they were the same thing). That’s incredibly helpful and good to know when I report to authorities. So far, my bank has been incredibly helpful and considerate whereas PayPal has been silent. It won’t even let me open a case, phone number says open a file online, etc.
LAOP’s PayPal was hacked to the tune of $8K. While they’re working with their bank to reverse the charges, they found the hacker’s information. Can they go after the hacker on their own and get justice (and their money)?
PayPal has terminated multiple accounts linked to a recently uncovered Russian influence operation that is said to have paid US and British writers for content aimed at influencing progressives and sowing discord in the West.
Just warning people about a PayPal phishing email I received.
Hey all, Just wanted to warn people because I received a VERY legit looking PayPal scam email. The email looks like it was forwarded right from PayPal, and the website looks very legit as well. It has all the animations you would expect, the only reason I didn't fall for it was because it didn't take me to the right website the first time. I work in IT security (granted I'm not as vigilant about checking emails as I should be) and it definitely would have been real enough to trick my tired ass this morning. That is all, and if anyone recieved a suspicious PayPal email this morning and used the link they may want to change their password.
SOLD to u/jakep315 $400 shipped full tracking and insurance. https://imgur.com/a/CTIvIbh Selling a 2080Ti XC Ultra Hybrid GPU with the power adapter. The card still has 400 days of EVGA warranty on it and I prepaid for the advanced replacement with Saturday delivery. Card works perfectly. I do not have the box as I have recently moved, it will be safely packed and shipped with full tracking and insurance. My heatware feedback here: https://www.heatware.com45614
PayPal sent themselves 7,000 USD from my account for “PayPal’s damages”
Throwaway because I don’t want personal money posts on my main account. I’ve had a PayPal account for nearly 10 years. It’s been great, until now. I’m a personal trainer. I’ve turned half my home into a gym which is where I train my clients. I also sell supliments to my clients through a local supplement store including: protein powder, creatine monohydrate, and metabolic spike. Without warning, my PayPal account was “limited” in April for reasoning that was never explained to me. I had 7,000 USD in the account at the time. I tried PayPal phone support for months and was just told to wait until 180 days from my “limit” and then I could withdraw the money. Well, it’s been 180 days and I went to check out my PayPal account and there’s a transfer “to PayPal” of the amount of everything that was in my account. The memo line says “PayPal’s damages caused by Acceptable Use Policy violation.” I checked PayPal’s Acceptable Use Policy and there’s nothing against selling training sessions or workout supplements, so I’m completely lost. I need this money to pay my rent and bills plus not to mention feed myself and my dog. I marked my calendar for the date I was supposed to get this money and I expected and needed it. I don’t know what to do! Edit: my city/state/country is Denver, Colorado USA Edit2: I called PayPal and they said they can’t provide any more information other than the fact that I violated their AUP and they have in their terms they can fine me for that and they did and that it’s final. They wouldn’t provide more. Edit3: Both people I spoke to with PayPal were very clear they couldn’t provide info on how I violated the AUP or what the damages were for or how the amount of damages was totaled, but it was coincidentally exactly my balance
[USA-TX] [H] Lots of video cards, PSUs, Mobo combos [W] Paypal, Local Cash
Allright boys and girls, got some hardware I am offloading as my time as a degenerate is coming to a close. See below for what's available, all items are priced without shipping so factor that in - I plan to ship via whatever is the cheapest USPS option. Local deals available if you are in the greater Houston area, and bulk purchases are nice too. Reference the linked pictures for time stamps and numbers next to each item for identification. Comment before PM please and all that usual jazz. EDIT: lots of interest, will sort through pms as soon as I can EDIT 2: post will be updated as items are sold off - if its not stricken off then its still available About the hardware: These items have not been lovingly taken care of - much like a soviet era political prisoner they have been worked to death in the mines. Items are dirty and may have minor cosmetic defects, any functional defects are clearly listed so please understand what you are buying. Items are priced accordingly. if you need clarification on an items conditionjustask Video Cards:https://imgur.com/a/bBQ52wN
Zotac GTX 1070 Mini 8GB - Front fan is dead, rear fan is funky - $120sale pending
Sapphire HD 7950 3GB - no defects - $20
VisionTek RX 470 4GB - not sure about the fan - $35 (bios flashed)
Sapphire RX 470 4GB - no defects - $42 (bios flashed) sold to xz38
Power Cooler RX 470 4GB - fan is sus - $35 (bios flashed)
Power Supplies, and Mother Board combos: https://imgur.com/a/ZLitjqi Motherboards are sold as a combo of: Motherboard + CPU (low end celeron) + 4GB of ram (either DDR 3/4 depending on chipset). I am not particularly willing to part these out - not sure how much interest there will be for these but they could be useful if you want to make a cheap home media server, adblocker, or NAS or something of the like - or other misc projects. Note: PSU come with cables, but I mixed and matched so many times that they may not come with the exact count of the factory stock - in general they will have enough to power 2 video cards (4x pcie 8pin) + 4 molex + 4 sata things. If you need more than that ask and I may be able to accommodate
Biostar HI-FI HB152 + celeron cpu + 4GB ram - $45 sold to a local buyer
Biostar mobo + celeron cpu + 4GB ram - $45 sold to a local buyer
ASRock H81-ProBTC + celeron cpu + 4GB ram - $45 sold to mrpandr
ASRock H170A-X1 + celeron CPU + 4GB ram - $50
ASRock H170A-X1 + celeron CPU + 4GB ram - $50
ASRock H81-ProBTC + celeron cpu + 4GB ram - $45pending sale
So I recently made my first few sales with my new business. When I started up I made a new PayPal account for easy checkout on my website. A handful of customers used it. So when shipping, I gave paypal the USPS tracking numbers for each transaction and all that. Fast forward to 2 weeks after they have been marked as delivered, and paypal is still holding my money. I contact them, and 3 different paypal reps confirm that they have been delivered and say "we will try to release these funds asap". What? Now the fourth rep I'm talking to, after ANOTHER week of my money still inaccessible to me, tells me my packages delivered address does not match the customers provided delivery address. (Which is wrong, I've checked all of the addresses many times.) So now, I am expected to contact the customers and ask THEM to contact paypal and tell them that they got their packages, or paypal will continue holding my money ransom. Despite being extremely uncomfortable with the whole thing, I've tried emailing the handful of them but none respond. So I'm just shit out of luck. This honestly is such a let down, I wanted to be excited about my first few sales but I basically just gave out my product for free. Needless to say, I've removed paypal as a payment option. Edit: To clarify as I didn't explain the timeline clearly, the new PayPal has been verified for almost 5 months, I started it when I first registered my business. Also, paypal states themselves that if you provide tracking, money will be released within one day over delivery. Tracking has been provided, and these packages have been delivered for 3 weeks.
[USA-CA][H] RTX 3080 Founder's Edition [W] Local Cash, Paypal
Timestamps here. Story for those interested: I tried all day on 9/23 to get an EVGA FTW3 Ultra when they launched. Got to the checkout page, payment page, paid and was charged through Paypal but crashed on my way to the confirmation page on EVGA's website. Sent an email to EVGA support explaining the situation but figured they'd cancel the order and refund me so I kept my eyes open. Later that night, I was one of the lucky few to successfully order a FE and it came yesterday. Also yesterday; EVGA support said that they were fulfilling all problematic orders similar to mine and gave me a tracking number. I thought long and hard about it and as smexy as the FE is, I'm keeping the FTW3 Ultra--red lips be damned. I could just return the FE but I'd prefer to put it in someone's hands instead. However, I'm selling at cost. $800 even. No room for negotiating and I'm trying to do a local sale only for now. Obviously it comes with the original box, dual 8-pin to 12-pin adapter, and everything else that came in the box. I have not used the codes for Watch Dogs: Legion or GeForce NOW and the buyer will get both. Local is 92124 specifically and while I can travel, I do still have work during the days so the closer you can get to me, the better. I do have to go into the office Wednesdays and Fridays so keep that in mind as I'll be unavailable to meet up 7AM-5PM. Cash works but Paypal is preferred since TD literally doesn't exist on this coast. Edit: Reddit really needs a better way to keep track of PM threads. I'm responding as fast as I can, everybody! Edit: Someone said that someone is messaging other people with a scam. Don't reply to Akiraseighart Edit: Pending sale to duskmoonflow Edit: Pack it up, boys. Sold to duskmoonflow for $800
It’s way more then I need or have the hardware for, someone who can really put good use to it should own this powerhouse. I tried trading for a 3080 but got no offers so decided to sell and wait on EVGAs queue. I tried the card out with some light gaming for about an hour. Just looking to cover costs involved. Shipped price:$1,800 Local price:$1,700 Timestamp and pics Please post before sending pm. SOLD AND PAID FOR BY u/thatcornholio
[USA-IL] [H] PayPal [W] older high end computer parts (2010 or older, older = better)
Hey so every once in a while I put out the shout that I buy vintage computer parts. Preferably in working order but I can certainly be persuaded into buying untested cards (especially if you have multiple) if the price is right. Basically I collect and restore them, and use them for various comparisons and research into the evolution of computer technology. I guess I'm really just a functional tech-hoarder. I particularly have a hard-on for graphics cards. Here is just a few specific models I'm looking for right now:
Any 3DFX Cards
AGP NVIDIA Cards, especially mid to high end GeForce FX and GeForce6 series cards.
PCIe GeForce FX (otherwise known as GeForce PCX) and GeForce 6,7,8,9, 200 and 400 series cards.
Various ATI Models: X700, X800, X1800XT, HD2900XT, HD3870, HD 3870X2, HD4870X2, HD5870X2, etc
If you have something that isn't listed here feel free to let me know, the worst I can do is say I'm not interested. Let me know what you've got! OK I'm honestly committed to buying enough items right now. Thank you for the absolute destruction of my inbox.
[USA-MO] [H] MSI 3090 Ventus OC, Local Trade [W] Evga 3080 FTW3 / FTW3 Ultra + Paypal / Local Trade
Haven't been able to get a 3080 card online, so I went to Microcenter to get a 3090 for launch today. I have always gone Evga before, and I don't really need a 3090, so wouldn't mind doing so again. I have taken the card out and installed it, it works fine with no issues. Haven't registered the card, can send original receipt so it can be registered with MSI for warranty. Wouldn't mind the same, but since Evga has transferable warranty is isn't a big issue. Would be willing to take 3080 FTW / Ultra and the cash difference between it and the after tax price for the MSI ($1,716.45) Timestamps: Box and inside case, task manager with GPU I won't sell the card outright, if I was going to do that I would of sold the voucher I got from Microcenter to the guy who offered $500 for it. Edit: Fortunately for everyone involved, it's better no one took me up on this. I'm going to have to return the card; even after playing with it and giving it a 150 downclock, the card has been crashing in games, and it's started occasionally flickering when nothing is going on but having a browser open. Microcenter will take it back no questions asked, but I won't be able to replace it anytime soon :/ To any curious, it does have x2 Mlcc and x4 Poscap, so I'm not sure it would fall under that current issue going on. If someone wouldn't mind telling me how to /close the post, I'll do so.
[USA-NH] [H] Paypal, local cash [W] 2080 Super or 2080 ti
Looking for: 2080 Super for $500 - $600 OR 2080 ti (not blower style) for $600 - $650 Please don't tell me about the 30 series availability or how you think it impacts market prices. This is my budget and what I am looking for. If you're looking for a quick-sell, I'm your guy. Thanks! **Edit: deal struck with baseballfrk8998. Will update when it arrives!
Hi. Just offering $100.00 to someone who has PayPal that is not doing ok. Let me know what your needs are. Your history will be checked. Empty history, unlikely to benefit. All approvals to post, etc must be vetted by the mods. Happy Monday. **** Offer is now closed, u/Gucas_Lolsvig is the recipient
ULPT: PayPal has a feature to purchase shipping labels at cheaper USPS Commercial Base rates. This is supposed to be for business owners fulfilling orders placed through PP, but there is a link that allows anyone with a PP account to access it and input any address of their choosing.
http://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_ship-now Used this to ship a present to my aunt this morning. If you don't own a parcel scale, even gives discounts on Flat Rate postage (grab FR boxes from your local PO to bring home, or print labels to take into the PO and bring packing fill and tape)—albeit smaller than the typical discounts for weighed & measured postage. Also adds a convenience factor, especially for services that the USPS usually makes you go into a PO to buy (First Class, Media Mail, Parcel Select), because prepaid packages can be scheduled for pickup for free from your home address.
PayPal, American e-commerce company formed in March 2000 that specializes in Internet money transfers, allowing users to make payments on purchased goods or exchange money between accounts in a secure online transaction. It was heavily used by the Internet auction company eBay, which owned PayPal from 2002 to 2015. PayPal also collects interest on money left in PayPal accounts. All the money held in PayPal accounts is placed into one or more interest-earning bank accounts. The account holder doesn't receive any of the interest gained on the money while it sits in a PayPal account. PayPal touts its presence as an extra layer as a security feature. Transfer money online in seconds with PayPal money transfer. All you need is an email address. Create your own PayPal.Me link and share it instantly with anyone: friends, customers, or partners. If you don't already have a PayPal account, signing up is fast and free. And you can start accepting money from anyone in an instant. After you complete the signup process, you can begin configuring and managing your service(s) within the PayPal Manager, your online business and service management portal.
PayPal is an online payment platform for sending and receiving money. You can use PayPal to pay for items, send money for personal and professional purposes ... In this tutorial we will address the following questions: Why are my PayPal funds pending or unavailable? How can I make the funds clear instantly in my Pay... My #1 Recommendation To Make a Full-Time Income Online. CLICK HERE https://bigmarktv.com/Start/ Get PayPal Cash Codes For Free! (Surveys Suck) - Make M... CONFIG PAYPAL OPENBULLET: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtZiAdfqP2k FREE CC: http://validcc.net/register.php?code=Asierazules STORM: download in discord CO... Spend, send, and receive money the way you want, simply and securely, with PayPal. With tools and technology to make financial services and commerce more acc...