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Am I getting scammed on Ebay?

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by civicious, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. civicious

    civicious FüK-VTEC VIP

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    Someone used BIN on my auction for my Hasport B-series EF mounts. I went to send them an invoice, and noticed they had an address in London, Kent, United Kingdom. WTF, my auction clearly stated that I would only ship to N and S America. I emailed him and told him that it would cost $140ish to ship it to him, bringing the total to around $500. I also told him that if I had not received payment within 72 hours via paypal that I would report it to PayPal. He responded with this email:

    I responded and told him that I did not understand what he was asking me to do, and for him to contact me immediately via telephone.


    Any advice or input is greatly appreciated!
     
  2. eg6sir

    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    thats def. a scam
     
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    klyph Dismember VIP

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    +1, for being in England he sure can't use english very fuckin well. He's trying to send you a fake cashiers check, don't do it.
     
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    dveit Well-Known Member VIP

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    I would get away from that situation as quickly as possible. Scam!
     
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    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    i've had several of those fuckin emails when i listed shit on craigslist.. thats one of the main things they warn you about
     
  6. CRX-YEM

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    and to top it off the exchange rate is about $1.95 to £1.00

    so if the items total cost is $500 USD, then the fellow would only have to send you ~
    [SIZE=-1]£ 250



    [/SIZE]
     
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    nigerians are moving to the uk. its all over the news.
     
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    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    They can afford to move now..;)
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    100% scam. He's going to send you a check for 1750 for a 500 dollar item. So when you cash it and send him that extra 1250, you're now overdrafted 1750 bucks and are responsible for paying that back.
     
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    Black Widow g2 *princess*

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    But he said the cashiers check was US and it was in dollars.
     
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    dacheat ..is grounded.

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    da cheat sez..

    poor grammar + requests to wire money x people named morrison hugie = thbbt.

    haha, morrison hugie. whee!

    run, brotha.
     
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    That's how people get scammed. You send the "excess" funds just to find out later that the check is no good.
     
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    scam foward the mail to ebay fraud dept
     
  15. civicious

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    I forwarded it to ebay's security department...even though I doubt I'll get anything back...


    and I relisted the item.

    Sucks, because I had people bidding on it :(


    fuckin' scammers. now I've gotta email all the bidders.
     
  16. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    :(

    Just post it on H-I. I haven't sold anything on eBay in years.
     
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    It's been on H-I....nothing but lowballers on there :(
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Yeah, I know- but the people with money to spend still shop there.
     
  19. eg6sir

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    when you relist it on eBay .. make sure you tell them to contact you before bidding or else you'll cancel the bid
     
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