Read This Now!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by ozzy, Mar 18, 2007.

  1. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

    anyone that bid on this beware! " K-Line Desert Storm Electric Train LOT Set Engine plus 11 Cars "O Scale "

    it ended today 3/19/07 i got an email in my yahoo for a 2nd chance bid. i beleave it to be a scam

  2. YmeBP

    YmeBP Member

    There is more than just that unfortunately. There is a hacker waging a personal war against ebay. Apparentlyt his hacker broke into ebay and hacked their systems to such an extent that he or people he's sold this exploit to can enter in up to 3.5 million fale and fraudulent items, bid, or buy it nows a day. I've been selling on ebay for a while now and recently i've fallen victim to quite a few scams people bidding, winning and not paying etc.

    Here is a news article about it:

    I believe it to be far more serious than ebay is letting on becuase the items i sell aren't worth much and i've been hit 6 times in the past month. I can't image how many other people have been scammed or attempted at being scammed. If it were true the already shaky credibility of ebay's market place would be destroyed and it would send the auction and secondary market economy into a tailspin. Believe it or not 3% of the us population now make their primary living on ebay ... imagine if somone said .. don't use it becuase some hacker now owns it .. ebay can do nothing to stop them :(.

    This has gotten soooo bad the other day i was browseing for some r/c car parts and a photo of a bare chested woman popped up in th search as a gallery photo. I should have taken a screen shot, but by the time i could refresh the page ebay had take it down.

    Here is a copy of an email i received from ebay's safe harbor people about my complaints of fraud:

    To say the least i'm annoyed.... they are suggesting that i not use some of the best tools to attract buyers becuase they invite fraud ... which .. they obviously can't stop.
  3. MCL_RDG

    MCL_RDG Member

    I ain't...

    reading this post- nor am I going to reply to it in case I get scammed.

    But I do want to go see that K-Line Desert Storm Electric Train LOT Set Engine plus 11 Cars "O Scale".

    Lemme get back and find that link.

    Thanks for the pointer fellas.

  4. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

    ok, the seller just wrote me back, they did not send a 2nd chance offer, and the winning bidder had already paid for it.
  5. hooknlad

    hooknlad Member

    Hi guys - a good way but its not 100 % to see if the sale is legit -email They usually get back to you ASAP if it is a fraudulent sale or similar.. PLease notify this emaill addy of your situation. They will sick a team after the spammer.
  6. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    That only applies to PayPal scams not eBay.
  7. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

    now i get this email from a diff addy,
    Dear eBay coustomer,

    I see on eBay that you have placed a bid on this item K-Line Desert Storm Electric Train LOT Engine 11 Cars (160094854241) in order to buy it. I have a simillar unit and I want to sell it at a very good price that i am sure you will like. I can offer you pictures and details about the unit. If you are interested e-mail me back in this e-mail address **************** for more details. I use secure ! payment methods and I offer free shipping to some of my coustomerd depending on where are they located.
    Thanks for your attention!
  8. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

    there is a "" as well tho.
  9. Torpedo

    Torpedo Member

    I sold a $1,000+ item on EBay, which the buyer picked up in person. He showed up laughing and told me about a fake second chance offer he had received, supposedly from me. We both thought it was pretty dumb to try and scam the winner that way, since eBay lets everyone know who won.

    Later, I became concerned that my other bidders might receive the same thing, and I tried to send them a warning. EBay completely blocked me from communicating with the bidders, and I was unable to warn them. I then tried to let EBay know, so that they might warn them. It was impossible. EBay does not have any way for its 'members' to communicate with them, except through canned replies with preprogrammed subject lines, none of which fit the particular situation. I finally gave up in frustration.
  10. hooknlad

    hooknlad Member

    a little unknown fact - EBAY = PAYPAY, same company :)'
  11. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

    yes you can, i just did. you pick any subject line then write what ever you want in the box.
  12. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    I'm aware of that but each has their own security measures and departments to handle them. Essentially two different companies owned by the same people.
  13. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

    now i get this from them after i wrote back and told them its just a scam....

    Our deal will be closed through ebay system. Refund Policy is included on this
    transaction... All i need to start the transaction is exactly those informations:
    your full name:
    shipping address:
    to can setup our eBay Transaction.
    Best Regards!!!

    nope there not geting any info from me.
  14. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    Genereally speaking, if they can't type coherrent English, it's a scam. ;)
  15. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

    watt du u mean cannonball?
  16. YmeBP

    YmeBP Member

    I've run into this as well, ebay does have a scam team, but since the upswing in scams recently they are swamped, took them days to get back to me on the scam purchase of my phone.

  17. YmeBP

    YmeBP Member

    Paypal is owned by ebay corp, but they have separate security teams. Paypal was sued a couple years back for inaction and allowing theives to run rampant and not helping out so people sued them. Out of it came quite a few reforms one of which is the seperate security and response teams.

  18. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

    Ya, that's genereally corect!:rolleyes:
  19. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    You know....I got one of those e-mails also.
    I knew it was a scam. I don't ebay, nor do I have a PayPal account(Yeah...I get those too)
    Another one I get(because of the above) is that so and so sent money to me for something of mine he won on ebay. And he wants a refund cause he hadn't receved the article yet and threatens me with a bad feedback. Go ahead...I don't sell on ebay, because I don't have an account!
  20. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

    wow, they just dont give up, got another email from a 3rd addy.

Share This Page