Saturday, January 3, 2015

Is it safe?

Recently I posted some sale items online and there is one overseas buyer who is interested in the following sale item of mine. It is a brand new blouse which I bought in Taiwan and I am selling it at S$20. The overseas buyer emailed me and this is what the email says:

"Hello I am Mr Peter Clement from United State Of America,  how are you today and how are your families? hope all is good? well I am interested in buying the item for my daughter in THAILAND, because it is my daughter who needs it and I hope she would like it, so kindly get back to me with the total cost of the item including the shipping cost to her address below with post office, I pay through either Paypal or Bank transfer ok reply soon."

I am quite skeptical about revealing my bank account number to an overseas source as there are too many scam cases recently with regards to safety of ATM and bank transactions.

I seek my sis's opinions and her advice is to play safe I should not reveal my bank account number. I also called the bank up and the bank's advice is if I don't feel comfortable with revealing my bank account number, I can ask the other party to send me an overseas cheque or demand draft.

What are your opinions and views about this issue, do share with me as I would love to hear from you.


Rose said...

I wouldnt go for it. Scare of internet scam.

RealGunners said...

An American with a generic name trying to buy a shirt from a Singaporean for someone in Thailand. I'd say: ditch him.

Libby said...

Rose, RG: Thanks for your advice

Twilight Man said...

If your bank account is always empty, why would there be a scam? Even con men are smart enough to find the right victims.
I always buy many dresses for my wife from online websites and they ask us to bank in to few options of banks. They are not worried.