guys - quick heads up.
nick on this forum is ColdCypher. Claims real name is Scott Gunderson. Email address [email protected]
Paypal account is verified, listed as Lydia Stanley.
Seller contacted me in response to my post for a Hasselblad CFV, offering a CFV-39 (back, protective case, , battery, charger, 12V car charger, cables, focusing screen, Phocus software) for $5700. Reason for selling due to an upgrade to a H4D.
I made payment via Paypal on Saturday, and after payment, I got this PM from him
I will be shipping it out Monday. Local Fedex office is closed on Sundays as is USPS. Shipping to UAE according to quote takes 8-12 days. Name is Scott Gunderson, email is [email protected]. I prefer to communicate via email thanks. I check every few hours so it will not be a problem.
So Monday comes around, morning comes and goes, and I don't hear from him. I drop him 2 emails trying to find out if the back was shipped, and got the following reply:
"Hello. Third time youve sent me an email today. I understand your anxiety, but it isnt going to help me get your item shipped any faster. Ill get off of work in 2 hours and then I will ship your item. Thanks."
So Monday comes and goes. No updates so far. Gmail indicates that he's on West Coast time (11.15 am at time of this writing), so I'm hoping to hear from him soon.
I'm getting very concerned because shipment was made when it was supposed to (Monday), and missed one promised shipment with no updates since.
Signed up 2 Aug 2011, one post, offering to sell a Hasselblad 903SWC
Does anyone have info about Scott? Or should I inform Paypal to stop the payment?
Update: 17 Aug 2011 - Still no response from ColdCypher. Have escalated to Paypal for resolution and claim. I am almost certain this one is a scammer.
Yeah, he is a scammer. Fraud alert!
He offered me the 903SWC. He actually sent me some pictures of the camera.
Payment was made on Aug. 2nd. He said he needed extra time for Paypal payment clearance. I was ok with that. Then on Aug. 5th, he said he sent out the camera without any shipping info.
After I pressed for tracking, he simply disappeared. I already filed a dispute with Paypal. Looks like Paypal was his target for scamming. Since we will be protected by credit card.
TO save others from this mess. His ID needs to be publicized.