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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:36 pm 
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02gf74 wrote:
I replied asking for more photos - ho ho :lol: knowing full well that there wouldn't be any plus - plus I asked about collection knowing that collection would not be possible - again as predicted (maybe I should dothe Lotto on Saturday.. :?
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I can't make a pick up for you because I want to use ebay...I will send the item through ebay and after I start the shipping you must make the payment to them...after that you will receive the bike and you will have 5 days to check it and inspect...if something is not like I told you the agent will give you the money back...let me know..

Scamming bastardy BASTARD!!!! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:


I had something similar happen to me a couple of years ago whilst looking for a van. Made a casual enquiry to a cash price, was then told I am winner and to make payment to "eBay agent" as seller was "very busy with wedding plans and I have no time to lose" ,even offered to deliver. So,smelling a rat, I dug a bit deeper and managed to find out that the "agent" was a HSBC account on edgware road in north London,and the sellers address was crystal palace
football club!!!!!
So I decided to have some fun via emails to the seller involving questions about the van peppered with star trek references,the best thing was he replied to all off them!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
I saved the emails, I must try and put them up one day,they're brilliant.!


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:00 am 
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I have reported similar scams to Ebay before. They did naff-all about them and people got stung.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:43 am 
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Just contacted the original author of the listing and sent him a link to the offending auction and he has also contacted ebay so this should get the auction removed.

Just have to wait and see what happens now.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:39 am 
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well it is stil there!!

..... unfortunately due to changes about 1 year ago, ebay hides the bidders id so there is no way to contact them - the first and last letter do not correspond to the user id.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:17 am 
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If its a dodgy account then I can't be in trouble for a stupid bid can I? :twisted:


He he £4500 bid placed through a fake account and I messaged him with links to the other auction. See what happens :)


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:21 pm 
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Good plan Al, at least this way if ebay fail to act no one will get scammed :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:39 pm 
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I wonder if £4500 will be enough though :?:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:05 pm 
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Unless the 'seller' is stupid enough to shill bid on an already fraudulent listing I'd hazard a guess that 4.5k will suffice!


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:59 pm 
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that is one solution although you can buy a new one for less..... probably

only trouble you may have is with non-payment strike from ebay - I had no end of hassle convincing ebay about an item I won (was a bike) that was a scam too.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:09 pm 
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02gf74 wrote:
that is one solution although you can buy a new one for less..... probably

only trouble you may have is with non-payment strike from ebay - I had no end of hassle convincing ebay about an item I won (was a bike) that was a scam too.


I've re-registered with a shill account just to pee him off ;)


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