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Old 05-28-2007, 04:20 PM   #1
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an iffy auction on ebay

eBay Motors: Urgent Airstream Safari Bambi 16 Travel Trailer RV Sell (item 250121372176 end time Jun-04-07 09:09:32 PDT)

I think this auction is a scam--so please beware. I did report it to ebay--they said it doesn't look like the seller's account was hacked so the seller may be the scammer.

2 reasons--the seller requests to not be contacted through ebay, and the buy it now price is way too low.
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Old 05-28-2007, 04:38 PM   #2
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Yep, I'd say it's a scam..

"They" often use this image or a similar one (not text-which could be searched for):
Also, "Trailer has only been used 5 times" and "35,000 miles" two quotes from the listing add to the suspicion IMO. No doubt, it's a scam...buyer beware!

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unfortunately there are now 2 bidders.
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Old 05-28-2007, 04:44 PM   #4
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Question...if it has been on 5 trips and 35,000 miles - how come it still has the vinyl film on the rock guards????

Uh, duh!!!!
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unfortunately there are now 2 bidders.
Maybe they are just toying with the seller...

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How do they fake the positive feedback?
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Old 05-28-2007, 05:07 PM   #6
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They steal someone else's ebay account.

I had it done to me years ago...NEVER click on a "account verification notice" that looks like it came from ebay...the scammers are very good at making them look legitimate, but they aren't - ebay doesn't EVER send out emails like that...

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I had it done to me years ago...NEVER click on a "account verification notice" that looks like it came from ebay...the scammers are very good at making them look legitimate, but they aren't - ebay doesn't EVER send out emails like that...

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Yeah, I was just looking at the seller's other items and concluded that some scum bag must have hijacked an account.

Has anyone reported this to ebay security?
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Sounds like Zoe did in the first post...but it's still active.

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yeah, I've done as much as i can d0--reported it to ebay, and emailed the seller--not at the special email addy of course!

My account was hacked 3 weeks ago in the middle of selling my Arg--and it was a nightmare--that's why I'm alert to this.

It's a perfect day to get away with something--maybe collect a payment before they finally shut down the auction.

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I just reported it to ebay too...maybe with more than one complaint they will reconsider.

Sorry to hear you were involved in one of these...yuck!

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oh, good, Shari-- I was going to suggest that someone do this. Z
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Bogus 4 sure. Anytime you see an email request to avoid eBay's communication set up, it'll be a fraud.

To Report:
1) click on "help"
2.) look on the left and cliick on "contact us"
3.) fill in the blanks and send.
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Hey, the current bid exceeds the "buy it now price". Why didn't he just sell it to that guy.
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Oh, come on now you cynics, he/she would rather give it away, then give it away in a divorce. (I've been there.)

I know, I doubt that's the case here.......

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