Dec 6, 2012, 11:20 PM
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New Scam Technique
This post aims to bring to light some of the new scammer tactics being used when selling gear.
There have been a few reported cases over the past week of users selling gear but after the payment is made, the gear item is not sent.
These scams are difficult to pick out when you do not know what to look for, especially since some of these have reviewed the skydiving 'lingo', if they are not skydivers themselves.
The key thing to look out for is the request for paypal payment to be sent as a gift, without any comments.
The reason that they do this is because paypal has a policy in place where if the money is sent as a gift item, they do not do a reversal of the transaction should you dispute it.
As always we urge users to take precaution when using online classifieds and to where possible, acquire and confirm the sellers USPA # or connect with their home DZO to confirm their legitimacy, this is especially true in larger transactions.