I'm from Italy and, while looking for low prices, I have recently found an ad for a PS3 PLAYSTATION 3 60 GB. With all bells and whistles included, the final price (300 Euro) was very attractive.
I replied via email to the ad and got a reply with the offer details ...that still looks attractive to me.....that's why I'm asking your expert advice.
The guy confirmed the console is brand new with 2 years warranty (valid in all Europe), that will include the invoice for the warranty, an additional gamepad, 5 new games, a cable and other stuff and would be sent from UK.
For the payment he sent me an invoce from WWW.TRUSTe.ORG
saying I would send the whole amount of 300 Euro to TRUSTe and that they would then hold those money until I will send my confirmation that I have received, inspected and I agree to keep the package.
When TRUSTe will have my confirmation they will transfer the funds to the seller.
What do you think about that ? Can be a scam ?
By doing some Google search , as for similar ads, have found that the company that should send the Playstation from London is called EUROELEC ltd. (reported twice in Fraudwatchers as being a scammer).
Something that is also worrying me is that the TRUSTe invoice says:
"Dear Xxxxxxx Xxxxxxxx, the seller Yyyyyyyy Yyyyyyyyy started the transaction over the TRUSTe Secured protection program.TRUSTe requires the payment for this item to be done through Money Gram money transfer service to a verified TRUSTe Secured agent."
What I'm worried about (never used TRUSTe before) is the payment made through MONEYGRAM which you often warn as an unsecure payment method.
.....So, with the whole story in your hands, what would you suggest ? Is TRUSTe involvment something proof to avoid a scam?
Thanks all in advance for your help and advice.
Cheers and Merry Xmas to you all.