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    Wish local app

    I've started selling items on wish local and everyone is trying to buy items using cashier checks I needhelp

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    Re: Wish local app

    Quote Originally Posted by K03Needhelp View Post
    I've started selling items on wish local and everyone is trying to buy items using cashier checks I needhelp
    K03Needhelp,

    Offering to buy your item with a cashier's check is one of the most common methods that scammers use. It's not so much your item that they are looking for so much as it is hoping them you will send them "the extra" money via Western Union when they come up with a ridiculous story about why the check they are sending is a lot more than your asking price for your item. By the time the bank tells you the check is a fake 10-14 days later, you are on the hook for the full amount.

    You can weed out the scammers by asking them to have a quick video call on Skype or Facebook messenger to talk about the deal. They will all tell you "I don't have a webcam", even though every cell phone and laptop sold in the last ten years has one built in.

    Tell them you accept Venmo, Bitcoin or any other non-reversable online payment system.

    Good luck with selling your stuff!

    SD

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