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Old 08-30-2006, 05:00 PM   #1
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HELP! Am I being targeted as a scam????

I have my Argosy on ebay, and the current high bidder has a little icon next to their name that links you to a statement saying"
<LI class=desc>This out of country seller has been taking over accounts. This seller lists Airstream travel trailers, boats, and many other items at well below their value. The bidder is instructed to contact the seller via..."
YIKES! Am I just worrying, or am I being targeted as a scam? Help, please! Maybe they are just bidding, and that shows up every time they bid? Here is the link:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...RK%3AMESE%3AIT
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Old 08-30-2006, 05:10 PM   #2
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There is a place at ebay to send messages regarding fraud or suspected it is spoof@ebay.com i have sent them emails that i have recieved and they promptly checked them out and notifyed me of there findings....SAM
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Old 08-30-2006, 05:11 PM   #3
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yes

it looks that way, since the title of that statement is "airstream scam". Read it again, it is trying to warn you of a known scammer.
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You are very likely about to be scammed.
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I think this eBay user is one of several that has written warnings, reviews, or guides regarding Airstream scams, maybe based on experience with the scammers. Check this link:http://search.reviews.ebay.com/_Trav...tZ50063QQuqtZg. There are several including your bidder that have written similar warnings. I may be wrong, but I think your bidder simply has that tag because they wrote something that eBay considers a "review". But I could be wrong . . .
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I think this eBay user is one of several that has written warnings, reviews, or guides regarding Airstream scams, maybe based on experience with the scammers. Check this link:http://search.reviews.ebay.com/_Trav...tZ50063QQuqtZg. There are several including your bidder that have written similar warnings. I may be wrong, but I think your bidder simply has that tag because they wrote something that eBay considers a "review". But I could be wrong . . .
I believe this to be correct interpretation,
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Old 08-30-2006, 06:22 PM   #7
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If you have a question about it, you can contact Ebay, and ask them what the tag means, although I think it means the person is possibly involved with the verification of auctions (in a positive way).
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Old 08-30-2006, 06:28 PM   #8
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yeah, that review must normally be attached to something else, like a screen capture or something, to explain the "This seller is ...".
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I'd definately contact Ebay and question them about this...your potential buyers may get nervous by the warning if they click on it thinking your the scammer and not bid. It looks like it could go either way as a warning....I've never seen that before...hopefully it's all good. Keep us posted what Ebay has to say and good luck with your sale...nice Argosy!
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Old 08-30-2006, 08:49 PM   #10
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I contacted Ebay, and was told that several people have written articles, which are included within Ebay, to help potential fraud victims. The person bidding on your coach is one of those people.
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How could someone with 6 transactions be a 1000+reviewer. Doesn't add up. I suspect they are attempting to limit bidding and would raise hell with ebay. It sure gives the impression you are a bad seller and will discourage bidding, to his advantage.
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How could someone with 6 transactions be a 1000+reviewer. Doesn't add up.....
He's a top 1000 reviewer based on the number or percentage of helpful votes he's received. I bet he bids on the bogus auctions hoping that following bidders will read his "guide" and be clued into the scammers "MO". Anybody following the Ebay Scams thread would be familiar with this overseas jerk. His warehouse is in NJ somewhere but sorry you can't go look at the 8k pristine Bambi before bidding...

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Thank-you for all the replies! This is what I did : I contacted ebay's live chat, who referred me to write an email to the ebay security center. This is my email:
I have a travel trailer listed for sale, Item number: 270021991321. This IS my legitimate auction. However, the high bidder at this point, has a icon next to their feedback, that says"Top 1000 reviewer". Then when you click on that link, it takes you to part of his review, which states "This out of country seller has been taking over accounts. This seller lists Airstream travel trailers, boats, and many other items at well below their value. The bidder is instructed to contact the seller via..."
I assume that probably this bidder is a legimate bidder who just happened to have written a review, so it shows up next to his name. However, I am concerned that might deter other bidders, because it makes it sound like I am an out of country seller. I am concerned because it could be taken either way, and as this IS my legimate auction, I don't want it to be associated with a scam! Please advise whether it is just normal for bidders who have written reviews to have it noted next to their name, or if I need to be concerned.
Again, this auction is MY auction, so I don't want someone reporting it as a scam because of this confusing link!!!
thank-you Carrie Welch aka Foundennie

We will see how long it takes ebay to reply. I hope to heaven they don't just skim the email, assume it is a scam auction, and delete it!!!!!! What a stress...thanks for the help on here!
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Old 08-31-2006, 09:52 AM   #14
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Another note: I would assume that this was just a legimate bidder, except I wrote them an email through ebay's email system 2 days ago, and they have not replied! That made me more worried. I mean, if YOU were bidding on an Airstream/Argosy, wouldn't you check it every day? I guess there could be work issues, computer down, etc. that has prevented them from replying...but that does not help me stop worrying!
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