A prospect recently contacted me through my business Instagram. He simply asked if I do computer repairs. I told him I did so he asked me to price out some work for him. He said he has 14 used Dell PCs that needs Windows 10 installed. Gave him a quote of $2040CAD for the installation including Windows license for all 14 PCs ($129/PC+tax). I sent him the invoice then he asked me for a favour. This is where my scam alert became heightened.
He asked if I could invoice him $3200 for delivery. He says he’s going to ship the PCs to me. Apparently the delivery driver can’t process credit card transactions. That’s what got my scam alert heightened. I was a bit hesitant at first but I ended agreeing to invoice him for delivery too. The total came to $5240.78. He says he will pay by credit card right away
If he pays me it should be all good. The payment will appear in my bank within 1 business day. However, I’m worried that this somehow could turn into a scam. I’m not sure how exactly. But something seems fishy.
What do you think real or scam? Only time will tell.