I sell very, very little on ebay and our stuff is obviously not very desirable to your average rogue..
Today I get a buyer who joined ebay today and so has zero feedback, use the 'buy it now' to purchase an item for £130.00. He paid straight away via Paypal. Now his username is just a bunch of numbers, letters and full stops which strikes me as odd.
His address is showing as 'confirmed' by ebay.
I do some digging on the address and find that it is a stately home in the south with a current value of £20 million. The name of the ebay buyer is, according to Google, the actual owner of the property.
Also, this guy owns a very large company operating out of Dubai and has a personal net worth of £300 million.
Guys, please advise me: how does this scam work?
As it is a confirmed address, am I protected if I send the item?
Really got me this one!