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Old 01-12-2006, 03:03 PM   #15
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Just remember, the listed seller and the current owner of the Airstream had nothing to do with this scam. They were unaware of any of this. The trailer most likely was listed some time back in a real ad. The person who will be hurt will be the person who's account was cracked. He will have to change his ID and do a bunch of paperwork with ebay. I hope no money has changed hands on this one! BTW did anyone notice the category that this sale was listed under? It was reproductions of vintage cloths and shoes.
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Old 01-12-2006, 03:06 PM   #16
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And here's the reply from the listed email address:

Hello and thanks for your interest in my Airstream,Best price $5600 incl.
shipping if you buy it today.
First of all, let me assure you about the performances and about the
condition of it. As you can see in the images the Airstream is in a perfect shape
with no damage,no scratches or dents, no hidden defects, and it is as
advertised.
I'm the owner with the title in hand and the transaction can be completed
quickly. You will receive all the papers and documentation, the clear title and
all the bills and invoices. There is no liens on the title and you will not
have any complications about the registration and licensing the Airstream.
The trailer is sent to a local warehouse, here in San Jose , CA and from
here it will be shipped from. I'm in a trip in Europe and they will handle the
shipping for me! The trailer is ready for delivery as we speak, sealed and
packaged so we can close the deal as soon as you're ready.To tell you the truth
I am forced to sell this trailer as my sister is very sick and need a marrow
transplant and as she need it quickly I have to sell all my units as soon as
possible to help her. I am right now with her in Ireland where the
transplant will be made.So even it is pretty hard to do it,to save a life I think it
worse.

The price for the trailer is $5,600. The shipping costs are deducted from
the price so there will not be any additional costs or charges for you
regarding the shipping. This is the final and total amount to pay.
I will only close the deal through eBay Motors Protection program.I am
eligibile for their protection for transactions up to $20,000.s against fraud and
material misrepresentation through the Vehicle Purchase Protection program.
This program is provided for free on all eligible passenger vehicle
transactions completed on the eBay Motors site. There's no sign-up, opt-in, or
registration necessary. Your passenger vehicle purchase is protected for up to
$20,000 or the vehicle purchase price, whichever is lower.
If we will agree the terms of the sale, i will register the transaction with
eBay Motors. You will send the money to their staff, they will verify the
payment and if everything is in order, they will advise me to ship the unit.
After you'll receive the item, you'll have 3 days period for inspection. If you
decided to keep the item, ebay will release the payment to me. If, for some
reason at all, you don't want to keep them, there will be no question refund
back. But, i'm sure this will not be the case.

So, ebay will release the payment to me only after you'll receive and test
the trailer.
I hope you'll agree with my terms and we'll finalize the transaction smooth
and fast. If you're further interested, REPLY WITH YOUR FULL SHIPPING ADDRESS
AND YOUR COMPLETE CONTACT INFORMATION and let's conclude this deal.
As azflycaster mentioned, Scam!
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Old 01-12-2006, 03:08 PM   #17
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That same ID has two other buy it now sales going. A 2004 John Deere fron loader with attachments for $45 and a Polaris Ranger 6 x 6 for $12. I understand the Mona Lisa will be going next, most likely for $149.99.
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Old 01-12-2006, 03:18 PM   #18
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I remember the real listing about 4 months ago. It didn't make its reserve then. I wonder who the winning bidder is, and if they are sharp enough to catch this scam. Jeff
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You'll notice that the buyer's identity is protected so no one can contact them to tell them it's a scam!

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I've been getting some interesting e-mails lately that appear to be from Ebay saying that someone was not able to pay me through my paypal account - and to send my paypal information - very interesting.....

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Old 01-12-2006, 04:06 PM   #21
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Ahhhh Come on!!! SCAM SCAM SCAM

I hope there is not one of you (us) to fall for ths Jerk.
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Old 01-12-2006, 04:08 PM   #22
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Scam Scam

Dont fall for this Jerk. Report to EBAY and watch the ad disappear.
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Old 01-12-2006, 04:11 PM   #23
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That is a neat Airstream - for a nice price really - gives you a clean slate to do pretty much anything you wanted inside.

Lets see you could rig it up on a lake for the winter and use it as a warming hut for your ice fishing clients.

Or change it to a mobile blood bank

Or how about a testing facility for schools, trades, or even the new Moped licensing office for those local rental places that now have to have their clients write a M1 license in order to rent a Moped (in Ontario)

Or a Mobile Internet Bar

Or how about the WBCCI HQ buy it - get some real up to date marketing material and go on the road to all the RV Shows in North America and call it the Membership Recruiting Mobile. Or show up at Unit Rallys promoting all the great Intra-Clubs they have to offer.

E-Bay can be great and then it can be a disaster.

Like anything else - you just have to be really careful and use your common sense.
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chikagurl, chikagurl do you know anything about this?
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Old 01-12-2006, 04:19 PM   #25
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I've been getting some interesting e-mails lately that appear to be from Ebay saying that someone was not able to pay me through my paypal account - and to send my paypal information - very interesting.....

Ken
Those are called phishing. They will look like they are from paypal or ebay and will include a link to a paypal or ebay looking "verify your account" page. Once you log in you will get a system is down message or a try it again later. Basicly at that point your account is gone along with any credit cards you use with paypal. NEVER USE A LINK ON AN EMAIL. Go directly to the site from your browser. It's not a nice world out there. Check out this link (trust me) for more information about phishing. http://www.antiphishing.org/

I am starting to worry about those rock guards I bought off ebay, naw they will be here tomorrow
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Old 01-12-2006, 05:13 PM   #26
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eBay scam

When we were looking, I bid on one that seemed too good to be true. Never lost a cent and learned quite a bit.

It turns out that they were able to hijack the account of a very reputable seller.

The text of the scammer's and real eBayer's emails follow.

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<<< SCAMMER >>>
Dear Sir ,

I want to be honest with you and I inform you that i stop the listing because i have 2 buyers interested in this trailer , they are willing to pay the buy it now price .To be fair with all possible buyers I will sell the trailer to the first buyer that will arange the Square Trade first payment . If you are able to make the first payment today or tomorrow you will be the next owner of this trailer .
First I will like to tell you that I am in United Kingdom and the trailer is stored at ebay warehouse in San Jose , CA , the trailer will be shipped from there on my expence.
The trailer is like new , in perfect condition . I am selling this trailer because the shipping to Europe will cost me to much.I have this trailer from my father in law .The Buy it now price is $5,100 . I will sell the trailer to the first one that makes a 2,800 $ deposit through Square Trade .

Terms & Conditions Shipping and handling:
The shipping address must be provided before sending the payment. The trailer will be shipped through JC MOTORS or DAS Shipping Company . The trailer will only be sent after receiving the payment. I agreed with eBay Square Trade to send my trailer to its warehouse since I am not in US .
This way, both sides (seller and buyer) are insured by eBay.

Payment:
If you will offer the buy it now price I will suport all the shipping from the warehouse to your address .
For the payment i would like to use eBay Square Trade as a third party . They will keep your money until you get the trailer and will release it to me upon delivery .
Here are my name and address you need for the payment in case you decide to buy the trailer .

[Name Withheld}
187 Edgware Road
London
W2 1ET
United Kingdom

The trailer is ready for shipment, i just need the payment confirmation from Square Trade with the transfer's details and the trailer will be delivered to your address.
REFUND-After the trailer arrives, you have a 7 days period for inspection. If the trailer is different than the way i've described it, 100% refund - transfer fees and the trailer will be shipped back to the warehouse on my expence. Anyway, i don't think it will be necesary, you'll love this trailer from very first moment you'll see it.
Buy with confidence!
I will have pay for an insurance to eBay Square Trade as proof my trustworthiness.
Thanks for the conceded time .
I am looking forward to your reply.

[Name removed to protect the real eBayer]

<<< Here's the email explanation from the real eBayer >>>

YES !!!

It has been a LONG DAY trying to resolve all of this and resetting all my passwords, etc. I have gotten lots of questions re: items that were NOT ever mine...and they had reset my email address too...UGH.

Thanks for the Head's up though, I really appreciate it.

I think that I have successfully secured everything though without any serious damage...

Thanks again,
[name withheld]

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Ebay security was compromised along time ago...

Unfortunately for most honest people, ebay had their security system compromised long ago. It is really too bad because ebay now is a billion dollar company that can afford prime time television advertising. Ebay has never adopted a responsible position as a facilitator of the purchase and sale of goods. Ebay has refused to make an investment in keeping its' members accounts secure; instead ebay invests in other companies such as Paypal. This may seem hard to believe but simple craigslist, a grass roots marketplace started in a San Fransisco townhouse, has better security. And the service is completely free for buyers and sellers. Perhaps this is why ebay tried to buy craigslist out. In the end it seems big business increasingly asks more of its' customers while delivering less and raising costs.
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I didn't even think about a scam!

Gee I thought someone simply left and extra zero off of the end!

Only one thing as troublesome as a scam ... Thats the DEADBEAT BIDDER- WINNER.

Dealing with one right now .... OH boy a new kind of fun! Fighting with someone you don't know over money .... thats usually reserved for the wife!!

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