I am a college student who tried to sell my Macbook pro because the trackpad was not working. I have never sold anything, so I thought craigslist was a trustworthy website. I was wrong. I sold my $1050 laptop, not even a year old, to this man who seemed incredibly legit, called me, sent me pictures, everything.
He said he was in the army and stationed out so he couldn’t meet me, and I didn’t really think anything of it.
He also requested that he sent me the money through PayPal, and I agreed. So I decided to send him my laptop. Shortly after, I got an email saying my request of his payment through PayPal could not be received and that I had to send him an extra $450 for my account to be”business certified”.
I knew then that it was a scam. I called PayPal and they reassured me that I had been scammed. Like I said, I am a college student who is now out of a laptop and I would really appreciate if I could get my laptop or even a little bit of money back from this. I worked really hard to buy that.