Protect yourself. Here are helpful tips and scams to avoid:
Never give your MoneyPak number to someone you don’t know.
MoneyPak should ONLY be used to reload your prepaid cards or accounts you control.
Beware of deals or opportunities that seem too good to be true. They are most likely a scam and you will lose your money.
Beware of any offers that do not accept credit card payments and ask for you to purchase a MoneyPak and provide the MoneyPak Number in an email or over the phone.
When using MoneyPak with PayPal for eBay or other online merchants, transfer the money to your PayPal account first before paying the merchant. DO NOT email the MoneyPak Number directly to the merchant.
Never use a MoneyPak to pay for taxes or fees on foreign lottery winnings, grants or any offer that requires you to pay first before getting something back.
Beware of websites requesting MoneyPak as a form of payment even if they display the MoneyPak or Green Dot logo. Check this website for a list of approved MoneyPak partners.
Okika94 wrote:Hey pandora422, let me know what you find out, will ya? Thanks.
Ugh! Why is this world full of scammers?!?! All I want is to go to burning man!
pandora422 wrote:I've been in contact with a woman, [personal info removed by moderator] that has 2 tickets for sale for $700 or 1 for $350 and will only deal though Money Pak. Sounds like this might be part of the same scam. Checking with the BM.org tonight to see if they are legit.
Savannah wrote:It sounds freaky & wrong, so you need to do it.
theresap wrote:She was willing to use paypal with me, but got the verification from BM this morning;
"DO NOT BUY! We just had it confirmed this is a scam."
So sad! She was so believable and sweet too. Hope none of you gave her money!!!!
I'm looking to do this long distance which I totally know is not the norm, I am pretty familiar with western union and fedex for payment & shipping, and have used them a couple times with success in the past. I think the important thing here is to establish some credibility between us, get on the phone, exchange some info, name, number, address, etc. so we feel a bit more comfortable, and can figure this out.
I particularly like:
"its my sisters ticket" "Its a friends ticket" etc. Then why the hell arent they selling it?
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