Avoiding payment scams

Most of the times, fraudsters will attempt to organize a transaction that is not face-to-face. The following are examples of common replies you might receive:

Payment via Post

“First of all I want to thank you for your interest for my Apple iPhone 10X 128GB Factory Unlocked. Original, sealed in box, Brand New completely UNLOCKED, so you can use it with your SIM card straight away. Complete accessories, White color. Unwanted gift- and has APPLE CARE UNTIL DECEMBER 2020.I’m selling it due to the fact that my medical team was ordered to go back to Africa for a 1 year contract and I won’t let it go to waste, therefore I need a fast and reliable buyer. So if you decide to buy my phone and accept my terms please let me know to stop any communication with other interested buyers and complete this sale today.”

Payment via Google Wallet / Checkout

“Is very easy to make this transaction. You must go at the nearest Western Union agency in your area with cash and submit the payment to the Google Checkout agent, after that you must fax the Western Union papers at the fax number that they provided you in the Invoice because they need a prove of the payment to start the delivery to your home address. I have one request for you when you are going to make the payment. Please inform the Western Union agent that you are sending the money to a relative or a friend of yours because otherwise when i will receive my payment i have to pay 15% from the amount to the state here. I really appreciate if you can do this for me. It will help me a lot. Please let me know when you will submit the payment?”

Payment via Western Union / MoneyGram

“Thanks for your interest in my Little puppy. The puppy is still available for adoption. This little Girl is 12 weeks old she is potty trained and very friendly with children. She is registered, Adorable, sociable with great Personalities and very good bloodlines. She is vet-checked, up to date on shots and she is health guaranteed. All the papers will come along with the puppy. We are going to ship to you via express delivery on next day delivery after shipment through a shipping agent. Please if you know that you are not going to take very good care of my baby please let me know. I am giving her on adoption because we don’t have time to take care of the puppy again due to the some very important work before us here. She will be going for free but you will have to pay the shipping fee which is $200 so I will like you to get back to me with your full name, full address, nearest airport and your contact phone number so I can make arrangement for the shipping. The lovely puppy will come along with all necessary document like… Registered Paper, One Year health Guarantee, health Insurance Paper, Vet Record, Birth Certificate, Shot Book, Toys And Foods. Price: Free Shipping Fee: $200 Total cost:$200 Payment can be made via Western union or Money gram. If you are really interested in having my puppy as part of your family get back to me with the below info. God Bless.”

Important Note:

If you do receive any such replies, please contact Adjeem so we can remove their access to our site and keep them from trying this on others.

The best rule of thumb while using Adjeem is to meet up with the person you are communicating with the good old-fashioned way: face-to-face!


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