Hey Bp Family! So about 3 hours ago (12:30am) I received an anonymous text from a claimed buyer stating;
"(Address) Ave - $28000 I hope items are still very much in good shape as stated in the Ads? I can make a quick purchase via my PayPal and have a private mover handle pick up from you due to my kind of work as i have no access to cash or pay the mover directly. I'll add the shipping fee to the payment thru my paypal account so, you can pay the mover on my behalf. Kindly, reply with your paypal info for the payment."
I sent a follow up text asking for the buyer's name, proof of funds. and email so I can send the agreement first if he's planning to double close.
My main question is, Is this a common way of being approached by buyers, or every buyer has their own way?
P.S. I started wholesaling a few months ago. PITTSBURGH, PA
I would be very hesitant, that's a very risky situation
Obviously a scam. Don't respond.
Sounds like a scam - and very, very similar to ones common on Craigslist. I bet if you Google "Craigslist scam private mover" or something similar you'll find almost the exact wording of your text!
@DaJour Washington Stay away from the PayPal talk lol.
I'm in Pittsburgh as well, feel free to reach out if I can be of any assistance.
Wish you much success!
It's a scam going around. Got a similar message on my answer machine last night...
Another one going around is someone you used to know has been kidnapped after a car accident and they want $1,000 or they'll shoot... my partner got the call last week and they said her ex-husband hit a kid with his car and they want money for the medical bills because they couldn't go to the cops because they were wanted criminals so they'll take the money or shoot.
DaJour - please add me to your wholesale buyer list