It is increasingly common to sell our products that we no longer use in applications such as Wallapop or Vinted, applications that allow us, with a simple registration, to be able to sell or buy just about anything we don’t need by contacting the buyers or sellers directly.
But unfortunately, both in Wallapop and in VintedHundreds of scams happen every day, both from normal people and criminals, who see an easy way to get easy money.
and if well wallapop is more focused on buying and selling products of all kinds, Vinted is focused on clothing.
During the last few months, many Vinted users have been complaining about a particular scam, through which they are keeping their sent items, without definitively receiving the money from their sales.
As you can see, this is affecting many sellers on Vinted, especially those with little experience, and someone has explained it very well on TikTok.
This is what the scam is about: you run out of products and do not receive the money
Vinted user Angelhernandezbiz has uploaded a popular video to TikTok in which he explained that he was cheated out of €225 after selling a series of items of clothing.
The scam It is very simple, and this makes it tremendously dangerous, and that is that a user contacted him to buy him a series of clothes.
The user pays the seller, but the seller does not receive the money until the recipient receives the package, and checks that everything is correct.
And here comes the scam, because someone acting in bad faith or directly because they are a criminal, can lie and say that absolutely nothing has arrived or that something has arrived that has nothing to do with what they have bought.
The scammer can even provide a series of photographs of the final packaging showing some other item that he has received, even if it is a lie, to deceive those responsible for Vinted.
The problem is that Vinted will always pull towards the buyer when in doubt, so many sellers lose not only their items, but also the money they should receive in return.
In this case, the scammed TikTok user offers essential advice: When selling an item on Vinted and having to send it by mail, take a picture of the packaging and never share it with the buyer.
In the face of any problem in these circumstances, concrete evidence could be provided about what has actually been sent to the buyer.
In this way, when selling something on Vinted or even on Wallapop, always try to carry out all transactions face to face and, if this is not possible, take the relevant photos of the packaging before shipping.