Is Alertpay legit?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by whattaguy, Nov 11, 2006.

  1. whattaguy

    whattaguy Senior member

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    I got a couple of responses from craigslist to use alertpay.com or usps to send payments.

    1. Thanks for the mail,am ok with the price for the Laptop and am still interested in buying from you,i will pay 1100usd rigth?,I will like you to withdraw the advert from Craigslist cause i am surely buying from you,I will be paying with alertpay you can visit there website( www.alertpay.com), Is that ok by you.Let me know before we proceed.Pls. Get back to me with your Contact Info and the information for signing up with alertpay so i can make your payment ASAP. Ok?
    Regards.

    2. Thanks for your reply concerning my enquiry.I am satisfied with the condition of the item and willing to offer you an amount of $1,120 for the item including packing materials without you paying for any shipping charges cos i already have an account with FedEx.I would be glad to make payment with the following payment option : By sending you a postal money order through my United State Postal Service (USPS) account. Kindly get back to me with your full name,mailing address,private email address. I need the above requirements asap so that i can explain the process on how to receive a postal money order via USPS and as well finalize payment immediately.Looking forward in doing business with you.

    3. Sounds good to hear back from you ,Am located at Texas in Carrollton....But am sending this item urgently for my Granddmother in N G North Georgia, Well.... i will be making fast payment on this items and i will be making the payment through (Alertpays International Payment Cash Delivery ) So i will need your full payment address your Full name ,Address, Zipcode, where you want the moneyto deliver to you by (Alertpays International Payment Cash Delivery ) so for the payment to be commence ...I will like to be the highest bidder, so i will be offering you $1,200 USD for the item to be removed from cragslist....okay

    As soon as my payment is approved by (Alertpays International Payment Cash Delivery ) ,you will then recieve Confirmation Receipt from (Alertpays Payment) & i will ship the item immediately through Fed-ex.....

    For the shipping i will be hanlded the shipping with my personal account with fedex .I will send you the shipping slip so you don't need to worried about the shipping i will handled it by myself...Okay

    I will like to hear good from you back soonest...Okay

    I Shall wait for your reply
    Telefax: +44xxxxxxxxxx
    Thanks....Cheers

    I am skeptical about all the inquiries including the USPS one. I'm only used to ebay/paypal. Do you guys have any suggestions/cautions that I should be aware of? Thanks.
     
  2. minendo

    minendo Elite Member

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    If you have to ask, it is a scam.

    Additionally, if you can not tell from the messages you posted that it is a scam you have no right doing business on the internet.
     
  3. jupiter57

    jupiter57 Diamond Member

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    Hmmm, let's see:
    Paying via "AlertPay",
    Lives in the States, but wants it shipped to a 3rd. world country,
    Has his own FedEx account,
    Paying more than the asking price.

    Sure sounds legit to me!
     
  4. whattaguy

    whattaguy Senior member

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    wow. this place got pretty sarcastic. sorry to waste your time.
     
  5. JEDIYoda

    JEDIYoda Lifer

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    Alertpay.com site is Not a scam. in and of itself.

    But the way you presented your post threw up red flags.

    Of course you must recieve full payment even to and including getting the USPS money order cashed first!!

    If anything at all makes you uncomfirtable don`t do it!!
     
  6. whattaguy

    whattaguy Senior member

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    Thanks for the heads up.