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Old 01-18-2006, 06:50 PM   #71
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Its Baaaaaaack

The trailer is now in Australia, man does it get around.
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Old 01-18-2006, 07:32 PM   #72
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Another ebay scam we ran into for the first time today - though we saw this one coming a mile away! When someone asks you a question about an auction it comes in an official looking letter from ebay, and you follow a link back to the ebay site and log in to reply. Ebay of all people should know better than to get people used to following a link in an email to log in!

So today we get a suspicious letter with bad engrish, demanding we contact them immediately, because they already sent their money and are going to turn us into the police! Hmmm, doesn't sound like a typical letter we get from an ebay customer. So we check out the link to follow, and sure enough, it's a phishing scam, cleverly disguised as a regular ebay-user question email.

With ebay being stupid enough to condition users to follow a link to login, despite constantly warning people about fishing scams, and scammers catching on and using that format, expect more hijackings in the future!
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Old 01-18-2006, 07:44 PM   #73
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I'm getting phished off!

Maybe the way to get this guy is to report him to AOL for using his AOL account for illegal activites. I would tend to think that AOL has something in their EULA that prohibits using the account for such activites.

After 5 years using Ebay .... I am now dealing with my first deadbeat bidder ... It has made me rethink the whole value of the ebay site ... the concept of self policing via "feedback" and the such. I wonder where ebay's "hold harmless" statements are in their EULA. They should be liable for losses via their conduit to "business". They should be ashamed that they can't screen and stop blatent scams .... or do more to enforce payment on auctions that they facilitate. They certainly have enough in profits to cover any losses that they are a party to. Any live auctioneer that allowed such crap would be out of business quickly.

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Old 01-18-2006, 07:52 PM   #74
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I just now took a look at this. Is it the same guy?

I would love to read the transactions on selling the non-existant horse to the guy who wrote a bad check.

this is wayyyyyyy too funny.

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Old 01-18-2006, 07:52 PM   #75
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I've got 25K on it again -- you're free to run it up. I'll be gone for the next couple of hours though (in case he cancels the bids). But come on guys -- you can't buy it so tick him off instead! You do it enough and eventually he goes away, maybe to sell Cadillacs in the socks and shoes section!

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The same guy has the same trailer in three auctions. I currently have all 3 tied up @14999.99 each. I also emailed the user whose account got 'jacked this time...
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Old 01-18-2006, 07:54 PM   #76
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Maybe the way to get this guy is to report him to AOL for using his AOL account for illegal activites. I would tend to think that AOL has something in their EULA that prohibits using the account for such activites.

After 5 years using Ebay .... I am now dealing with my first deadbeat bidder ... It has made me rethink the whole value of the ebay site ... the concept of self policing via "feedback" and the such. I wonder where ebay's "hold harmless" statements are in their EULA. They should be liable for losses via their conduit to "business". They should be ashamed that they can't screen and stop blatent scams .... or do more to enforce payment on auctions that they facilitate. They certainly have enough in profits to cover any losses that they are a party to. Any live auctioneer that allowed such crap would be out of business quickly.

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He needs to be reported to AOL, but he was on Yahoo yesterday, and something else the day before. He is giving me a headache following him around...
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Old 01-18-2006, 08:12 PM   #77
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He needs to be reported to AOL, but he was on Yahoo yesterday, and something else the day before. He is giving me a headache following him around...
The odds are he's hacked a way to spoof the emails, so contacting AOL will most likely do very little as he/she/it, is not actually using the AOL or Yahoo services.......

This person is like a nat, no biggie, just annoying.
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Old 01-18-2006, 08:33 PM   #78
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I just now took a look at this. Is it the same guy?

I would love to read the transactions on selling the non-existant horse to the guy who wrote a bad check.

this is wayyyyyyy too funny.

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Old 01-18-2006, 09:20 PM   #79
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Since this keeps happening...and he , she , it keeps getting shut down I now think this is more of a practical joker than a scammer. What I find truly amazing is ebay's lack of checking this out. Is this lack of team work over at ebay central. You know the old saying "screw me once, shame on you, screw me twice, shame on me". Ebay should be previewing all ads with keyword airstream after the 2nd offense. Never mind...it is entertaining and gives me something to look for while I'm listing in my ebay store.
I wonder if GT's going to end up with slide out triplets. Someone needs to proxy bid on that fourth one for him so they don't get split between families!
The last time I looked you only needed to raise by a nickel!
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Old 01-18-2006, 09:35 PM   #80
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Calling out the scammer

OK, Scammer.

If you're reading this, the way to prove you have found us is to list 7 identical "2002 34' Airstream trailer w/slideout & washer L@@K!" items from Australia.

No more, no less.

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Old 01-18-2006, 09:36 PM   #81
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Make that four trailers -- and you're outbid by the way

http://cgi.ebay.com/2002-34-Airstrea...QQcmdZViewItem

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Old 01-18-2006, 09:38 PM   #82
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Aaaawwww....

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I'm already on it...
The seller ended this listing early because of an error in the listing.Shucks, and I wanted a matching quartet!
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Old 01-18-2006, 09:42 PM   #83
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Don't you think he ended it early because he realized that he had 4 up and it looked a little phishy???
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Old 01-18-2006, 09:43 PM   #84
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I just got an email through Ebay from the (hopefully) real person. He is the one that cancelled the auctions, and has (again hope4fully) changed his account info.
Chalk up another win for the Good Guys...
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