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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:00 pm 
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got a response to my ad from an out-of-province new member June 7 with no history who wants to pay by email transfer and for me to use his Purolator account to ship. Any factual help is appreciated.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:13 pm 
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I would make sure it is an EMT from a major bank. There is a scam going on now where they scammer says its EMT but its some weird link that claims you can't get the money until you ship the item.

Also, a quick personal phonecall with the person usually helps weed out legit buyers if you are worried.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:47 pm 
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As a buyer with EMT, I am often wary. But, usually I've had good experiences using this. But, usually I just let them choose the shipping service they prefer. Generally Canada Post tracked...


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:49 pm 
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I've had exactly the same request...worked out perfect...money into my account...I took the item to FedEx and used his account to ship to B.C....

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:16 pm 
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Just make sure you have the funds in your bank account before you ship.


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Sgt Pepper wrote:
Just make sure you have the funds in your bank account before you ship.


Considering that with EMT the funds are immediately in your account the moment you accept them...don't see that as an issue.

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As others have said as long as it's a major bank there is zero risk to you.


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No muss no fuss...my preferred method...

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A good Topic to read...

http://www.canuckaudiomart.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=46486

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If you read the link offered, you will see a pretty much dog fight to the end on the discussion ending in Moderator stepping in.
More communication is the key, as suggested...use the phone.
I have used both systems with success. Accepting emt is pretty safe, but just talk to the prospective buyer to get rid of the jitters.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:05 pm 
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EMT sucks.... oh wait!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:27 pm 
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AudiOhm wrote:

Ohms I know you don't like e transfer but given your sample base is small (1 transaction) we have to move on with electronic payment.
Buyers, sellers (as per the link) have to be educated on an individual transaction basis.
I have about a hundred e transfer transactions without problems and my only actual problem with a Canuck transaction was from a local sale to someone I knew and trusted, I didn't count the cash :roll:
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wcoombs wrote:
As others have said as long as it's a major bank there is zero risk to you.


That shouldn't be an issue in Canada. AFAIK we only have major banks.

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Stone wrote:
No muss no fuss...my preferred method...


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Tom_r wrote:
wcoombs wrote:
As others have said as long as it's a major bank there is zero risk to you.


That shouldn't be an issue in Canada. AFAIK we only have major banks.

-- Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:54 pm --

Stone wrote:
No muss no fuss...my preferred method...


+1


We have local Credit Unions too, and only god knows how long they make you wait until a $20 cheque clears .... We also have a few International banks like HBSC, BNP Paribas, Bofa, Citco, Citibank, AMEX Bank of Canada, JP Morgan Bank, UBS, Tangerine ................. and none of those participate in EMT or E-Mail transfers with the 5 major banks to my knowledge.


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EMT via Interac Email Money Transfer is 100% safe as far as we're aware. Make sure the money is actually in your bank account before you ship.

EMT in this manner, is actually one of the preferred safe methods for sellers. It is buyers who have no protection using this route.


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