Bizum has become one of the fastest ways to send and receive money, so much so that many users have started to use this application and platform for businesses such as the sale of second-hand objects. In recent years this type of proposal has grown in users and, therefore, it is now much more common to find scams.
Normally the scams that are carried out through Bizum usually have the purpose of stealing money quickly and easily; making their identification quite easy. But For some time now, the situation has become so professional that, now, discerning a reliable sale or purchase from one that is not is almost impossible..
The main problem of this is that it makes users trust second-hand buying and selling platforms less, such as Milanuncios or Wallapop. In fact, in recent weeks a most curious scam has been developed that affects many users at a general level, causing second-hand platforms to set off alarms.
The differential of this scam is that it has now focused on vehicles such as motorcycles or cars. The way it starts is the same as always, a would-be buyer shows general interest in a product and start a dance with the seller that will only end when you get the item without having to pay any amount.
After having exchanged the numbers, what happens is that the scammer expresses his interest to such an extent that he is willing to leave a deposit in order to get hold of the vehicle. This specific signal is usually 400 euros and is sent through Bizum. What happens is that instead of sending money, the scammer sends a request for money.
The person selling the vehicle, not paying attention and believing that everything is going smoothly, accepts this request and, therefore, what the application itself does is withdraw 400 euros from the seller’s account in order to send it to the buyer. Once this is done, the person interested in the equipment disappears forever, having taken the money and leaving the seller 400 euros poorer.
At a general level, it is a fairly common scam, but it always comes back from time to time due to how functional it is and, above all, because it is being used by different sectors such as the automobile or mobile technology. We hope that it has been of help to you so that you do not fall for these scams that are made through Bizum.