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Old 02-11-2007, 12:57 PM   #617
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Does anyone know how to report to AOL that one of their email addresses is being used to perpetrate crimes, from fraud to grand larceny? I looked for about 15 minutes the other day to no avail. I suspect they do not care.
Many scammers know how to fake an email address so that it appears to be routed through a domain such as aol.com. I ran the best4buy@aol.com address through a couple of reverse email searches. The user receives the messages but they are not routed through AOL. Here is the result from emailtrackerpro.com (I used the free trial version):

“Note that email addresses are very easy to fake. If you have received a spam or scam email pertaining to be from best4buy@aol.com, then it almost certainly does not come from that address.”
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Old 02-15-2007, 05:57 AM   #618
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"2004 AIRSTREAM SAFARI 28WB TRAVEL TRAILER! Only 5,9K
Item number:250082936720"

eBay: 2004 AIRSTREAM SAFARI 28WB TRAVEL TRAILER! Only 5,9K (item 250082936720 end time Feb-16-07 13:37:17 PST)

Wrong category, doesn't match seller's usual items, Buy It Now price mentioned in description but not used in auction.

Reported to Ebay and sent seller a question (using "Ask Seller"). Maybe I should bid too, then Ebay sends me an email saying it was cancelled.Even though it's a little short, I still would like an AS for $5,900.

I forgot: Free shipping in US also!

In auction: Vehicle Identification Number (VIN): 1STJPYM234J516428 .
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Old 02-15-2007, 07:25 AM   #619
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I saw this listing and immediately thought it was a hook to steal an ebay account. I've heard of auctions that if you go to look at the pics, as you redirect your browser you get pulled into a cloned page on another server which asks you to re-input your details - including your password! Look at the url address as you navigate! Of course, I wont suggest that this auction is doing that or in any way scamming! But, if it looks too good to be true......
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Old 02-15-2007, 08:27 AM   #620
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The "Smell Test"

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I saw this listing and immediately thought it was a hook to steal an ebay account.
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Of course, I wont suggest that this auction is doing that or in any way scamming! But, if it looks too good to be true......
I haven't figured out why scammers want you to email them, unless they "harvest" email accounts and sell them. A bot to do that might get thousands a day, and at maybe a penny each, who knows?

But back to this auction. It doesn't pass the smell test. If it smells fishy, then look for fins and tail. The wording is good except for several intentional changes: 1. requiring email before bidding requested in the description, but not in auction (Ebay has a way to do that in the "Bid" link), 2. "Buy It Now" in description but not in auction (violates Ebay's agreement), 3. Buy It Now words are active link to email, 4. "Click here to see my other reduced items" is an active link not to the list but to his email, and in the auction, they used the (BIG SMELL) wrong category. Oh, free shipping in the US, and a ridiculously low BIN price!

I am interested to see how long Ebay leaves this active. But I am high bidder for now ($6.00 for a new AS!!!!)

(EDIT) I just found out the each picture is also an active link to his email.
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Old 02-15-2007, 08:35 AM   #621
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Those pictures (while linked to a juno.com email address) are stored on photobucket.com - I reported him to photobucket also. Let's see who's more vigilant to knock him off, eBay or Photobucket!

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Old 02-15-2007, 10:21 PM   #622
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Those pictures (while linked to a juno.com email address) are stored on photobucket.com - I reported him to photobucket also. Let's see who's more vigilant to knock him off, eBay or Photobucket!

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The scam is still on as of 11:15pm Eastern time. There are 6 bidders also (5 plus me). But I am no longer high bid. No response from the owner of the ID from my Ask Seller a question. How hard is it for Ebay to recognize a scam?

I liked looking at the photo albums he has stored. One is the AS, one is a Featherlite horse trailer, and the third is a cherry picker or some kind of lift equip. The other two were not on Ebay as of 10:00 this morning though.
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Old 02-16-2007, 03:04 AM   #623
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The scam is still on as of 11:15pm Eastern time. There are 6 bidders also (5 plus me). But I am no longer high bid. No response from the owner of the ID from my Ask Seller a question. How hard is it for Ebay to recognize a scam?
eBay is sitting idly by while thousands of their members are being ripped off by these scammers. They need a wake-up call. The people at the website below are suggesting a boycott on eBay until they clean up their own act. This site was mentioned on another thread, but it deserves mention here.
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eBay is sitting idly by while thousands of their members are being ripped off by these scammers. They need a wake-up call. The people at the website below are suggesting a boycott on eBay until they clean up their own act. This site was mentioned on another thread, but it deserves mention here.
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Old 02-16-2007, 06:14 AM   #625
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Thanks for the kind words, Bob. It really raises my hackles when I see fellow Airstreamers getting ripped off by scammers or shady sellers. Heaven knows we have enough to worry about with rotten floors, dents etc wthout worrying about being cheated on our eBay purchases.
Shame on eBay for allowing this to happen.
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Old 02-16-2007, 06:23 AM   #626
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The scam is still on as of 11:15pm Eastern time. ...
I got my email from Ebay at 11:55pm saying the auction has been cancelled. I will look to see if auctions from the real ID were stopped also.

I'm also going to look at the photobucket site to see if the photos used have been eliminated.
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Old 02-16-2007, 06:31 AM   #627
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The scam is still on as of 11:15pm Eastern time. ...
I got my email from Ebay at 11:55pm saying the auction has been cancelled. I will look to see if auctions from the real ID were stopped also.

I'm also going to look at the photobucket site to see if the photos used have been eliminated.

EDIT: double-posted because my computer went blank and I refreshed it...
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On that item, eBay Item No. 8373069047...it's been PULLED.
Obviously a scam.
very observant.

Doesn't this Forum have a Airstream For Sale section (Thread) anymore? ... all I could find was a commercial reference site that gave me the names of 3 dealers near where I said I would like to look.
Huh?
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i received a email asking me to confirm a big amount shopping from ebay but the amount showed in bill was double than my balance , how i could be possible that you can buy $ 100 product if you have $50 in you account .Hay they come to know about our ids it really confusing. I noticed that there were similar stories about paypal on PayPal - Horror Stories, Lawsuits, PayPal Problems & Information - PayPal Account .
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Old 02-21-2007, 03:24 AM   #630
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Scam auctions found and cancelled as I write!

2004 Airstream 2004 22ft International CCD Travel Trai
DO NOT BID Email me for Details ONLY BUY IT NOW
Item number: 110094817856

VIN: 1STBFAF244J515736

"Buy It Now Price is:5900usd
2004 22ft Airstream CCD International The color option is Lemon-grass. Original Owners Non-Smokers Extended Warranty in effect until 9/30/2008 We only use the trailer for about a few weeks during the summer. The rest of the year it sits in our driveway with the occasional trip to the desert or the beach. We have done all the necessary service on the trailer. We take it to C+G trailer (Southern CA authorized Airstream service center) before every trip. We wash and wax the trailer twice a year. The trailer is in excellent condition. We love the trailer, but are selling it because we think the bambi size will better fit our needs"

In category Gift Certificates? User ID previous sales are from UK.

Also, same thing listed again.
"2004 Airstream 2004 22ft International CCD Travel Trai

DO NOT BID Email me for Details ONLY BUY IT NOWItem number: 110094822229"

I bid on both so that I will be notified when Ebay cancels auction.

Gosh, EBay has just cancelled both! Good job (after only a little more than 8 hours on the auction block). Actually, Ebay has taken all 40 scam auctions from this ID off the site .
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