I'm in the process of selling some furniture online.
I use a website called dba.dk, which is the Danish equivalent of eBay (it was actually bought by eBay some years ago). The website is mainstream (almost all Danes use it from time to time) but is also known for being used by scammers, mostly from foreign countries.
I received a message regarding one of the items I'm selling:
It is my pleasure to read from you once again. In regards to your email, i am ok with the price and the condition of the furniture as you have stated in your email and i will like to get it as soon as possible. I will be paying via PayPal (www.paypal.com), because it is an Instant payment and secure for online purchases and The furniture will be picked up from you by a private transport company after i have completed all the payment and you have gotten your money. So kindly get back to me with your PayPal details as listed below (Name, PayPal Registered Email & Tel) so that i can proceed with the payment through PayPal.
I wait to read from you.
The message makes me suspicious.
- It's written in bad English. The text has probably been translated using translation software.
- The buyer does not want to meet in person but wants to use private transportation. This is especially suspicious in Denmark where private transportation is expensive.
Reasons why I think it might not be a scam:
Buyer wants to use PayPal
I'm afraid this scam might be a version of this.
Any input is much appreciated.