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Old 07-10-2007, 07:14 AM   #1
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Scary ebay Airstream Fraud

ebay Airstream Fraud 07-09-07.pdf

This one popped up on ebay last night.

I have not seen the others, but this one is very good. Note the website at the bottom of the page. It amazes me that this was planted in ebay with another website address outside ebay.

If you tried to report it or click on any of the ebay links, it went to sending an email outside of ebay.

Pretty scary.

I printed it to a pdf file so that if they took the link down, I would still have the page. I also sent all of this to ebay.

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Old 07-10-2007, 07:39 AM   #2
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Glad that you spotted this as a suspicious link. Too bad that there are fradulent people out to get our hard earned money. I bought an Argosy off eBay back in '03. It was a great transaction. I will still purchase from eBay, but I do stay alert to the scams.

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Old 07-10-2007, 10:04 AM   #3
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Dang. How come all the really good deals are frauds?
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Old 07-10-2007, 11:11 AM   #4
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This same person has been posting on craigslist in California. A number of warnings have already been posted.
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Old 07-10-2007, 11:43 AM   #5
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I Almost Feel For It

About a year or so ago I was trying to purchase/bid on and Airstream on E-Bay. As usual the bidding the last 30 mins or so got pretty frantic and that is one of the reasons the system is so successful. I however decided that I was not going to spend more than the TT was worth, so the last 3 mins. of bidding I dropped out. Consequently some other fella spent too much for the Airstream and won. That was all fine and good as far as I was concerned. A day or so after licking my wounds, I was bound and detemined to continue my search. Two days after the E-Bay auction had closed I received an e-mail stating that the buyer had backed out and the TT was now available to me. And it would be available at the price of my last bid. What to do? I made an attempt to contact the seller and didn't receive a response. Not being young and stupid, now just stupid I forwarded this to E-Bay spoof/ fraud site and low and behold they stated that it was a fraud. All they wanted was a small refundable deposit to hold it till I could come and view the TT. Yea right! One of the things that has guided all of my big purchases in my life has been it is either all right or all wrong! Period! It has served me well and I will continue to use this philosophy. Don't get me wrong, I have used E-Bay to buy and sell dozen's of items and am adept at their system. It is a great shopping tool. But as they say "buyer beware". They almost got me hook, line and sinker. Just my 2$ worth.
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Old 07-10-2007, 05:32 PM   #6
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I see there's another one on there now. I reported it. 17 bids. Sometimes one wonders how many people do lose their money on these schemes, then they are out of the game for a while to recover. Very sad.

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Old 07-10-2007, 06:01 PM   #7
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We spotted this last night - the only way that we could report it to eBay is by sending an email to a friend - ""
The scarry/slick part of this sophisticated scam: if you tried to report this ad to eBay on the page, the faux seller's email came up!
Also, when I emailed to ebay, the item # was different from the item # on the ad.

Caveat emptor!

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