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Old 01-18-2006, 09:47 PM   #85
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the real eBay person

Terry -

If you're not sure, please tell him to change his password right away!

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Old 01-18-2006, 09:56 PM   #86
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I got the same message, it looks sincere enough but I'm not going to write him back for a day or two. Ebay will have made him change his account info if it is him...

"Hi,

Could you please retract your bid on this trailer, as it is a hoax. A hacker has got into my account and has put 4 of the same trailers up for auction.

I have informed ebay of this hoax, so hopefully they will deal with this problem as soon as possible. I hope I haven't caused you any inconvenience.

Thanks...Rika"

I already advised him to change at least his password, if nothing else. The email I got from him sounded, well, shocked.
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Old 01-18-2006, 10:02 PM   #87
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Does anybody know how they steal your ID? I'm curious to know if the real ebay person had answered any phishing mail. I get them occasionally they look like email from ebay or paypal but I just forward them to security and change my password. If you did follow the link and sign in as usual they would have everything they need to access your account.
Does anyone know what kind of payment the scammer wanted?
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Old 01-18-2006, 10:12 PM   #88
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payment

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See post 29 in this thread for the types of replies they use.

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Old 01-18-2006, 10:22 PM   #89
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Thanks GT. I guess he would then supply them with a link to square trade. I'll bet he's got some other great deals listed too...maybe a 2005 harley for $500. It has to be a numbers game.
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Old 01-19-2006, 10:42 AM   #90
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When we were looking, I bid on one that seemed too good to be true. Never lost a cent and learned quite a bit.
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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
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(above from post #29 of this thread)
Does this appear to be the same guy who is running the current scams?
If you Google that address you will see that it is the address of what appears to be a legitimate electronics company in London.
If the scammer really wants payment sent there, he must be an employee or affiliate of that company and could be tracked down, but this seems too obvious. It would be great if someone could nail this crook.
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Old 01-24-2006, 05:31 PM   #91
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He's Baaack!!

Item Number 7740074474.

Notified eBay and Seller.

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Old 01-24-2006, 10:25 PM   #92
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Listing is gone

The listing was pulled in about 5 hours with two competing bidders on it. Hope they didn't get taken.

eBay's lack of action on these continuing scams is inexcusable.

Maybe I'm a little more ticked off at eBay -- my son lost $15.00 on a Christmas present in a BidPay ripoff on eBay.

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Old 01-24-2006, 11:38 PM   #93
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Good job 63GT!

I agree with the irritation at ebay for not catching these. I sell on ebay through a store and auctions. I am so above board that I even automatically refund shipping when people overpay for multiple purchases.

When I list an item I get an automatic email from ebay. The scammer seems to be using id's that don't have a lot of other active listings and is hoping they don't check their email account often enough to catch it before it's over.

Seems like it's up to us to catch these...ebay isn't...keep up the good work!

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Old 01-25-2006, 04:56 PM   #94
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I may have beat you too it...

# is 7214584611 I reported it to ebay, went back to look and it was gone. I had one of those fraud report from ebay replies in my email immediately. This time there was only one at that price...2005 bambi...buy it now $5800. Seller was asking for emails to be directed to him with the same story about not receiving emails through ebay. Also a one day listing under collectibles and sporting goods categories.
I looked up the # doing an advanced search after it dissapeared from the current auctions...still was there said "seller ended early because of an error in listing".
Either ebay is getting faster on this scammer or maybe the person that's listing id was used caught it when they received the listing comfirmed email from ebay. I did see that the listing id had another item up that looked legit...a drum set...so maybe they checked their emails faster than the previous ones.
Still looking for the 7 listings to confirm scammers just a practical joker!
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Its back !!!! AGAIN !!!!

7214612793

I'll save my ranting about ebay ... for now.

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Old 01-25-2006, 06:38 PM   #96
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scammers tactics

I think the person with the real seller ID probably shut this one down. It came up as cancelled due to an error in listing. These too good to be true listings are one thing but what about a scammer that lists at a believable, great deal, with a buy it now. I think a lot of people that haven't been following this thread would go for it.
Some of the common characteristics in these fraud listings are:
- listed in category other than what an airstream trailer, not in ebay motors
(rv's are normally listed in ebay motors categories)
- listings are for 1 day only
(legitimate sellers would want more exposure time than that)
- scammer seller asks for emails to be sent to an email address rather than
being contacted through ebay message
(ebay messages goes directly to the seller ID's registered email address)

Can anyone think of any other common characteristics of these scammer auctions for people to watch for? I really hate for these scammers to give legitimate ebay sellers a bad name.

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Scammers giving Ebay a bad name?

When a bank is robbed ... do you blame the robber or the banks poor security procedures??

I think that it is Ebay allowing this kinda STUFF to happen that is giving Ebay a bad name. That and doing nothing about deadbeat bidders!

I always thought that it was against Ebays rules to use another email address in an ad ... thought it used to be the same with links to other web sites ... maybe that was in the early years.

Shame on EBAY ...

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Old 01-25-2006, 06:50 PM   #98
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Bid him up

I have a bid in for $5800 on this one -- it needs a competitive bid to get that high. You're safe bidding up to $5700.

Entered a fraud report at about 7:40.

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