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Old 03-14-2012, 12:08 PM
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I recently post a sale on craigslist to sell our company's used machine. I got two or three response asking my paypal account info., and telling me they will buy my machine. First time, I provided my paypal info., and the guy requested then disappeared. So since then i guess some people are using Paypal for playing game for somewhat purpose.

Anyone is acknowledging with this?
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Old 03-14-2012, 01:20 PM
Location: Southern California
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What paypal info did you provide? They can't do much with just your email besides to try and guess your password.
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Old 03-17-2012, 03:43 AM
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Perhaps he wanted to check to see if you have a Verified Paypal account. In any event, you should never give out your paypal password - EVER! I guess giving him your email address isn't too, bad. Like the previous poster said, the most he could do with it is try to guess your password. I would click the "forgot password" link in Paypal just to see what would happen if he tried to use it to reset your password. I would imagine even if he did attempt to use the "forgot password" link, he would have to verify some type of personal information about you. If him having your email address bothers you, you can change your email address just to be on the safe side. If you gave him your password, I would definately change both your email address and password ASAP to be on the safe side.
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:05 AM
Location: The Southern Sac's, NM
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There's a few PayPal / Craigslist scams out there. Mostly involving used cars. But if this "machine" that you're selling is high dollar, it could apply.

Basically they either:
1) Supply you with a link to check the funds, which of course takes you to a fake PP website where you enter your PayPal login information.

2) Tell you that the PayPal payment isn't going through and offer to send a (fake) money order instead.

If you just gave them your email address for payment, that's all they have and it shouldn't be an issue. But watch for follow up emails, and be careful.
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