A new account (3 hours old) opened a trade with me and offered paying me with a payment method called ‘Veem’. I was hesitant at first but they were insisting, telling me how to create an account, how to accept payment, told me they would pay all the fees, and offered me a large extra.
And so I created my account, they send me the money, but the transaction got put on hold (although the interface could be misleading). I saw that it didn’t fully go through and so I refused to complete the trade.
They continue to post a lot of messages telling me they had been charged of the money, that what I do is unfair (not completing), completely ignoring my proof and my reasons.
They were really insisting, seemed in a hurry, impatient.
After some time, I eventually told them that I wouldn’t reply anymore, and that if they wanted their Monero or a refund, they should create a dispute with LocalMonero’s staff as I had done nothing wrong in my opinion, and they just refused to understand what I meant.
15 mins later, they cancelled their trade and deleted their LocalMonero account.
I went back to Veem to check the transaction, and it had been cancelled with this message:
“Payment cancelled: Payment amount is incorrect”.
I believe they paid with an insuffisant balance or a fake card or a stolen card/bank account. Watch out for this scam and similar ones, and never release early. If you suspect something, trust your instinct, and wait before finalizing.