Scam?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by duck&chickencrazy, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. duck&chickencrazy

    duck&chickencrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2008
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    Ok so I sell eating and hatching eggs. I posted eggs for sale on a farm advertising website thing and I get this reply (down below). I called the person and they had an accent that I could hardly understand. She said she wants 4 dozen eggs for eating plus 6 goose eggs for eating. I told her shipping would probably be a lot and she said that was ok, she really wanted eggs. I ask her where she is from (thinking it must be a place where they don't really have a lot of ducks or something) and she says she is from Tennessee...I'm pretty sure they have ducks in Tennessee...so I tell her she would probably be better off looking on Craigslist for anybody selling ducks eggs locally. To that she tells me to call her back with how much it would cost to ship the eggs to her when I know. During our conversation she asks me if I will accept payment through paypal or credit card and I say PayPal...I don't know this just seems like a lot of work for ducks egg to eat. Am I overthinking it and this lady really does just want some eggs Or is it a scam? Plus there is even a warning that comes with the email...seems like a scam to me...











    The following message was sent from the BestFarmBuys.com by Xxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxx (a visitor to BestFarmBuys.com). To contact JULIANA xxxxxxxx please email [email protected] or call 615-352-xxxx
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    I need duck eggs for eating,please call me to qualify some info.
    Thank you,
    Juliana

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    This message is not from Best Farm Buys staff or associates and does not express our opinions.

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    Last edited: Dec 14, 2011
  2. TinyChickenLady

    TinyChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Maybe she wants fertile ones to make balut? I don't know. Sounds fishy....
     
  3. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does sound like an odd one to me.

    If she mails you a money order - then you'd be in the clear. Just cash the money order before you ship the eggs. Otherwise, I'd likely not do paypal with her. JMO.
     
  4. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    OK, a couple of things.

    Did you check the phone number first to make sure it was inside the USA and not a pay number? There is a scam to trick people into calling numbers that you pay to call and charging hundreds of dollars per second. The phone company makes you pay that charge because you really did make the phone call.

    The other possibility is that people with allergies sometimes don't know where to buy duck eggs. They buy them on-line and pay for shipping. So it is possible that it was a legitimate call.

    My duck egg customers (years ago) would buy from me when I had eggs and buy from an out of state company and pay shipping when I didn't have eggs for sale. The shipped eggs were 4 times what I charged, plus shipping. But the people had children with very limited diets and they felt it was worth the cost to obtain the duck eggs. With fixerd rate shipping, it doesn't matter where in the USA the eggs are shipped from.
     
  5. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    Incidentally, I've never seen goose eggs sold for eating, and I'm in a farming area. So if someone wants to eat goose eggs, there aren't many options.

    I think that goose eggs are the best tasting eggs of all. Also, duck eggs and goose egg shells are valuable for decorating. is you price lower than shipped blown-out egg shells? The buyer could have some nice omelets and get her egg shells for a decent price. Hardly anyone is going to have goose eggs this time of year
     
  6. annageckos

    annageckos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You need to be careful with money orders too. There have been faked MO used. If you cash them you are committing fraud. I don't think it is real common, but it can happen.
     
  7. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    It's a scam. The words "qualify some info" gives it away.
     
  8. dfr1973

    dfr1973 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    The 615 area code is Nashville, TN. There is a business called Corrective Massage with a Juliana T. whose picture in on the "Contact Us" page of the website. I can't get more than that through Google.
     
  9. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Quote:Yep shows English is far from there first language.
     
  10. WooingWyandotte

    WooingWyandotte Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Yep shows English is far from there first language.

    X2

    Plus, you said she was difficult to understand on the phone.
     

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