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EBAY SCAM!!

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by birdogs, Apr 12, 2012.

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  1. birdogs

    birdogs TS Member

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    BEWARE - the miscreants have figured out a new way to use EBAY to scam buyers.

    I wanted to purchase an item on EBAY for almost $10,000. Something seemed a bit off so I explored the matter further. The "seller" sent me an email stating that I could press the "buy it now" key and send in my payment and that EBAY would assure that the transaction was on the up and up. I called EBAY and the rep told me that the money I sent would be deposited in the sellers account and that he could do with it as he pleased. I have no doubt that the seller would have simply withdrawn "his" money and disappeared.

    This "deal" had the faint whiff of a Nigerian scam so I explored further and had my suspicions confirmed. EBAY agreed that it was a fraud and took the limited action they could. As it is with all transactions, it is the integrity of the parties which makes for an honest deal.
     
  2. X Trap 2

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    What is the sellers user name? How many transactions had he done? How long a member? Ray
     
  3. birdogs

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    athe scammer was ostensibly selling his personal farm tractor. I'm not sure such a seller would have an EBAY history.
     
  4. Auctioneer

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    If he is out of this country. I will NOT DEAL WITH THEM.

    Rating, I will look through their rating and I see to much red dots I will not deal with them.

    No rating, I will not deal with them.

    To few rating, I will be very very careful to deal with them.

    If they are to pushy or will not email back, I will not deal with them.

    Just look at it this way, treat them the same as if you walked in a store and or doing face to face business.
     
  5. X Trap 2

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    What was the sellers ebay user name? Do you have the item Number? Ray
     
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