I have had a few odd requests from two potential customers. I just get the feeling that both customers are the same person and it may well be some sort of scam.
From customer 1: “Thanks for mailing back,I’m a honest and straight forward person and always want to be treated the same way, are you sure of the item condition?this is only what can make me to be worried cos i can not come over to view it,i am an oceanographer and i am buying this item as a gift for my sister which she won’t know nothing about it until it get delivered to her,i am at sea right now,and I can only pay through PayPal and you can put the PayPal charges on me because as at present,i don’t have access to my bank account online,but i have it attached to my PayPal account,So please kindly get back to me immediately so i can proceed with the payment and after the payment has been done,i have a pick up agent that will come around to pick the item up immediately after payment”.
hope to read from you soon.
From customer 2: "I’m Helen by name I came across your item on here,i will like to buy the item,is it ready for
immediate purchase, before i proceed with the payment i will Like to ask about the item…
Is this item still available for sale?
What is the present condition of the item?
Do you accept PAYPAL as your mode of payment?
what is the final asking price?
Kindly get back to me with your reply to my private email :
hope to read from you soon".
Both customers have requested that I give them my PayPal information and in both cases I have told them to go through Folksy to buy my work. One is called Helen and the other Claire. Seems odd that they both do not speak particularly good English.
After I told both of them that I would only deal via Folksy I received no more correspondence from either of them.
Any opinions ???