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Old 06-13-2007, 07:01 AM   #715
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A fraud auction that I actually can report:

2006 AIRSTREAM BAMBI 19 SAFARI TRAVEL TRAILER

=== 2,9oo$ === Free Delivery ===Item number: 220121442087


Wrong category, buy it now in description but not in auction, free shipping (on a 3,000 lb trailer?), bargain price. I sent an "Ask seller" message to try to reach the real ID holder, and reported the auction to Ebay.

On edit, I see that the auction lists GVWR as 4,500#...

The pics are of a new one in a showroom, and I wouldn't have seen them if they were on Ebay before since I only search for less than $10,000.

Here is one photo:
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Old 06-16-2007, 12:18 AM   #716
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Another Bambi Scam! - picture taken at Colonial AS in New Jersey




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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110137377592&ssPageNam e=ADME:B:EF:US:11 Description: 2005 Airstream Safari Bambi 16' Travel Trailer Buyers with feddback lower then 10 have to e-mail me for approval , otherwise i reserve the right ... See more Ships to: United States, Canada Seller: jhawks12( 2466)
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When I spotted this eBay ad this afternoon, the Buy Now price was at $5,8K (sic) . . . . Tonite, it's sitting at $30,000!!

We bought a trailer at Colonial AS - recognized the distinctive Cape Cod windows on the building in the background. . . contacted the sales rep at Colonial - says his photos frequently scammed.

Note that the description says "curbside awning" . . . hmmm . . . . guess the scammers aren't familiar with such technical aspects of trailers . . . . also, the "seller" mainly deals in games & puzzles . . . sincerely hope the bidding ramp-up is as much of a fairy tale as this ad is . . .
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Old 06-16-2007, 06:52 AM   #717
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When I spotted this eBay ad this afternoon, the Buy Now price was at $5,8K (sic) . . . . Tonite, it's sitting at $30,000!!
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We bought a trailer at Colonial AS - recognized the distinctive Cape Cod windows on the building in the background. . . contacted the sales rep at Colonial - says his photos frequently scammed.

. . .
sincerely hope the bidding ramp-up is as much of a fairy tale as this ad is . . .
Good catch. The bids are probably fake too. But high bids can hurt the real ID holder, and while I have bid on scams, I never bid high. I just wanted to be notified by Ebay when they cancelled the scam auction.

Did you report that listing to Ebay? I did.

To reiterate how to report a listing,
1. I clicked on "Report This Item" (at the bottom of the listing),
2. then chose "Fraudulent Listing (illegal seller demands, you didn't receive item, etc)" in the top box,
3. then chose "You suspect that a listing is fraudulent you didn't bid",
4. then clicked the "Continue" button which took me to a contact us page.
5. I clicked on " Email us with your question or concern."
6. I enter my question or concern (the listing number is aready in the box): Apparent scam: Auction has "Do not use ask seller", wrong category, 'Buy It Now' in description but not in auction, free shipping (on 3,000 lb trailer).

I like to report them to minimize the damage to the real ID holder. It is a mess and takes time to sort out the real sellers auction (which are cancelled along with the bogus) The sooner caught, the sooner straightened out.

Hopefully the real id holder will select a more secure password in the future (a combination of letters and numbers, with mixed case is good). Bad guys are always looking at ther Internet in general and guessing passwords, and many have automated programs to guess for them.

I use Ebay, and have hoped that they would be more diligent in stopping scams, but it hasn't happened. Last time I listed an item to sell, I had to re-enter my credit card info for listing fees. I was annoyed, but perked up when I realized that that would stop most scammers intheir tracks. Alas, apparently it was merely because my previous card had expired.

I'm know that a lot of people out there do watch and report these scams. Some show up here as a reminder. As a user of Ebay, thanks for all the help policing it.
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Old 06-16-2007, 10:05 AM   #718
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Reporting eBay scams - another Bambi scam!

Yes - I did report the scam! eBay is only as good as its users & it's up to us to keep a watchful eye out for those that blatantly abuse the system.

When I contacted Colonial re the pictures, I suggested that they use a branding watermark on their photos - don't know if eBay could provide that service with jpg images (they'd probably charge more!) i.e. watermark with user ID. When I looked at the images on this ad, they definitely had a trail to the email in the ad, and not the displayed seller's id!

This use of scamming photos goes beyond eBay - several years ago, a person posted an ad for a Sovereign on the vintage site - the picture used featured several family members - turned out that these family members belonged to the real owner who lived across the country from the supposed seller - the "seller" had "borrowed" a photo of the Sovereign from the true owner's website!
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Old 06-16-2007, 05:25 PM   #719
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Another scam, ...

"2005 Airstream Travel Trailer 16ft Bambi - - 2,9OO USD
Item number: 150111683134

Shipping costs: US $4.00
Standard Flat Rate Shipping Service
Service to United States"

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Here's another scam with the same pic.




2005 Airstream Travel Trailer 16ft. Bambi - 2,9oo$

Item number: 200118987022


Reported to Ebay: wrong categories, Buy It Now, don't use "Ask Seller"...
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Old 06-16-2007, 06:02 PM   #720
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Another Bambi scam

. . . I reported this new one to eBay as well. It appears that eBay pulled the Bambi auction that we reported on last night.

Must be "open season" on Bambis for the scammers . . .
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Old 06-23-2007, 10:34 AM   #721
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Ebay Item number: 200122152544

"2005 Airstream 19 ft Bambi Trailer New Condition!
Title: Salvage
This trailer is in mint condition (the inside is virtually new and rarely used...still has new smell to it!





We are very familiar with this trailer. Just wanted to mention it was totaled due to frame damage. With a closer look you can see that the cabinets and doors no longer line up and the floor has a buckle in it.
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Old 06-23-2007, 10:40 AM   #722
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Also it appears that there is more than one RV they took pictures of. For example, there are the cast alum LED tail lights on one pic of the rear, then they have another picture with totally different tail lights.
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Old 06-23-2007, 10:53 AM   #723
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I originally sold the trailer to one of my customers new with the LS upgrade package, convection microwave and dealer installed TV. It was brought back here in December with some body and frame damage. The insurance company totalled it, towed it out of here and probally sold it at auction. I noticed that they used two of my photos off of my website of another Bambi we had in stock. The third photo is an actual photo.
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Old 06-23-2007, 12:26 PM   #724
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I noticed that they used two of my photos off of my website of another Bambi we had in stock. The third photo is an actual photo.
The photo of the storage area (closet) was copied from Airstream's website (new Safari Bambi).
Airstream :: Safari
It looks like other interior photos are also copies from a different trailer.
Has anyone reported this guy to eBay?
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Old 06-28-2007, 10:23 AM   #725
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Thumbs down Please don't "Concat" this Guy

Scammer alert!!!!!!!!!!! Don't they know they "WE are TOO smart for this crap NOW"!!!

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"FREE DELIVERY" "HA HA HA HA!!!"
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The auction for the 2005 Bambi with the salvage title and “borrowed” photos ends today.
36 bids thus far, high bid $16,400, reserve not met.
Somebody is in for a rude surprise if it meets the reserve.
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Old 07-03-2007, 08:37 AM   #727
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reported this one.... 230148769685 requiring contact to a temporary aol address....
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Old 07-05-2007, 11:21 PM   #728
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Scammer alert!!!!!!!!!!! Don't they know they "WE are TOO smart for this crap NOW"!!!

The Scam Link


Please don't "Concat" this Guy

"FREE DELIVERY" "HA HA HA HA!!!"
Another scam:
2005 Airstream Classic Travel Trailer ,RV

Free Shipping For US & Canada - Only 5,9K Item number: 200126304692

Was signing in to report it, but the item changed to "Invalid" and is not longer available to view. Good.

Seller also had a big boat with same MO. Wrong category, free shipping, "do not use 'contact seller' instead email me", buy it now in description but not in auction. Also became "Invalid Item" while writing this.
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