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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · eBay scammer


In the last couple of days, I have noticed several of these type of listings on eBay. Scroll down to the item description and you will see a notice, "Please do not bid. Contact me prior to bidding at: erc4you@gmail.com"

This is completely against eBay listing policy and I bet you would never receive the item.

Also scroll down and see what the Buy It Now price is.

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Canon-EF-400mm-f2-8L-IS-USM-Lens-/200861581112?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item2ec4487f38&_uhb=1#ht_3343wt_1165



Dec 09, 2012 at 08:39 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · eBay scammer


anything that says do not bid contact so and so...

is always a SCAM



Dec 09, 2012 at 10:03 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · eBay scammer


It happens at amazon too


Dec 09, 2012 at 10:09 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · eBay scammer


Yeah, there was guy with the same kind of scam a couple of weeks ago, trying to sell a 400mm f4 DO NIB with a Buy-it-Now of $1300... eBay was alerted to it, and it disappeared.


Dec 09, 2012 at 11:02 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · eBay scammer


How does the scam work? They ask to contact offsite and then? How do they get your money?

Asking sincerely, clueless about it.

Thanks



Dec 09, 2012 at 11:08 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · eBay scammer


Guari wrote:
How does the scam work? They ask to contact offsite and then? How do they get your money?

Asking sincerely, clueless about it.

Thanks


You had better not buy from eBay if you don't know how this scam works.

They get your money because you send it to them without using eBay's bidding system. They don't send the camera because they just scammed you.



Dec 09, 2012 at 11:10 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · eBay scammer


It has been a problem on ebay for at least 10 years...they don't really care enough to stop it.

I have called them 4 times where they screwed up on my account (billing) and they still can't resolve the one issue. They don't care about the customer...never have, never will...



Dec 09, 2012 at 11:18 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · eBay scammer


Imagemaster wrote:
You had better not buy from eBay if you don't know how this scam works.

They get your money because you send it to them without using eBay's bidding system. They don't send the camera because they just scammed you.


Ok cool, the simplest way... I got it



Dec 09, 2012 at 11:19 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · eBay scammer


Haven' bought from Ebay in years....CL.... yes!

R-



Dec 10, 2012 at 02:43 AM
 

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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · eBay scammer


Imagemaster wrote:
You had better not buy from eBay if you don't know how this scam works.

They get your money because you send it to them without using eBay's bidding system. They don't send the camera because they just scammed you.


ebay should flag these attempts to bypass the auctions



Dec 10, 2012 at 12:12 PM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · eBay scammer


Oh, there is a scammer on eBay. I am surprised - wait

EBH



Dec 10, 2012 at 12:37 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · eBay scammer


Imagemaster wrote:
You had better not buy from eBay if you don't know how this scam works.

They get your money because you send it to them without using eBay's bidding system. They don't send the camera because they just scammed you.



Or they will send you a link to what looks like a legit payment site. Some even look like PayPal . But they are all false.



Dec 10, 2012 at 12:54 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · eBay scammer


CW100 wrote:
ebay should flag these attempts to bypass the auctions



eBay have many rules about off site bidding/payments . And they get notified about these all the time .
But in the end they just seem like they couldn't give a toss . Their attitude to their members stinks.



Dec 10, 2012 at 12:58 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · eBay scammer


It's gone now.


Dec 11, 2012 at 02:58 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · eBay scammer


They get rid of the scam listings as soon as someone bothers to inform them of just what rule is being violated. The listing in question was cancelled already.

Being suspicious of a listing will not get it pulled unless they are violating a rule or law. If they cancelled listings for no valid reason other than someone thought it was a scam, I'd be able to get all my competition cancelled just by sending fake e-mails and get higher prices.



Dec 11, 2012 at 04:08 AM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · eBay scammer


I reported them to eBay as fraudulent listings. They were cancelled because the scammer had clearly violated eBay listing policies.

The scary part was that several gullible people had already placed bids.



Dec 11, 2012 at 05:09 AM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · eBay scammer


They get so many listings a day that you really do need to contact them when you see scam ones. They won't pull them otherwise unless they're informed.

Hopefully none of the people that placed bids got scammed.



Dec 11, 2012 at 04:15 PM





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