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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Strange ebay listing. Smells of scam.


1Ds MK III

and this one

5D MK II

The seller has lots of feedback, but does not disclose his location within the U.S. Apparently they specialize in quilts and not cameras. Some misspelling in the add and unbelievable BIN prices are too good to be true. 1Ds MK III with 300mm f/2.8 for $2100 BIN Both ads do not show but one photo is another sign this auction stinks. Kind of strange.



Jan 21, 2013 at 05:36 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Strange ebay listing. Smells of scam.


Yah def strange, they'll probably ask you to pay them money outside of ebay


Jan 21, 2013 at 05:59 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Strange ebay listing. Smells of scam.


The account was hacked.... The actual owner responded to a phishing email, asking him/her to update their account. By typing their actual password, they actually revealed it to the hacker. It happens on a regular basis and it is nothing new .


Jan 21, 2013 at 06:04 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Strange ebay listing. Smells of scam.


Explains everything. Listing looked very odd and asking all bidders to contact them before bidding to find out if they can ship to your location was another alarm.

No way was I about to bid, but just wanted to share this "to good to be true listing".



Jan 21, 2013 at 06:09 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Strange ebay listing. Smells of scam.


"but it now"? yeah, right!


Jan 21, 2013 at 06:21 AM
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Do you guys report these as fraudulent when you see them? I hope so. It takes about three clicks to do it.


Jan 21, 2013 at 06:26 AM
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Weasel_Loader wrote:
1Ds MK III

and this one

5D MK II

The seller has lots of feedback, but does not disclose his location within the U.S. Apparently they specialize in quilts and not cameras. Some misspelling in the add and unbelievable BIN prices are too good to be true. 1Ds MK III with 300mm f/2.8 for $2100 BIN Both ads do not show but one photo is another sign this auction stinks. Kind of strange.


Yes, scam, he puts in an image hosting his email address and insists that you can only contact him by that email address and must not use ebay or paypal msg systems! Hides the email in a photo so that ebay doesn't automatically flag it as a scam.



Jan 21, 2013 at 06:42 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Strange ebay listing. Smells of scam.


Sarsfield wrote:
Do you guys report these as fraudulent when you see them? I hope so. It takes about three clicks to do it.



Yeah it needs to be reported , but eBay in my experience are terrible at getting these listing removed . Even when a listing like these breaks their own rules (even if it was not a scam) by saying it wants to bypass the bidding process (which obviously bypasses the listing charges)



Jan 21, 2013 at 08:05 AM
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. . .eBay in my experience are terrible at getting these listing removed. . . .

My experience has differed. On the several occasions where I've reported similar apparent scams to eBay, the listings have been taken down within an hour or two.

Edit: I just reported the two listings--though I suspect I am not the first to do so. Betcha that within two hours, the listings will have been removed.

--Chris



Jan 21, 2013 at 09:01 AM
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Weasel_Loader wrote:
Some misspelling in the add


"Add" is a verb that means the act of addition.

"Ad" is a noun that is an abbreviation of "advertisement".



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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Strange ebay listing. Smells of scam.


If anyone contacts to try to purchase, most likely you'll be asked to wire transfer money to a bank account somewhere. The bad part is eBay will then removed the listing and pretend it never happened.


Jan 21, 2013 at 11:50 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Strange ebay listing. Smells of scam.


There are also several other scammers offering canon super telephoto lenses at the moment. They all ask you to contact them outside eBay. I have reported them and contacted the genuine eBay account holders. Posting this to alert any FM'ers who might get caught by them

Cheers

Doug



Jan 21, 2013 at 12:14 PM
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it must be legit because he works for google by looking at his work email address..

/r
Andy



Jan 21, 2013 at 12:51 PM
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Both ads gone, good job eBay!


Jan 21, 2013 at 02:32 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Strange ebay listing. Smells of scam.


Chris S. wrote:
My experience has differed. On the several occasions where I've reported similar apparent scams to eBay, the listings have been taken down within an hour or two.

Edit: I just reported the two listings--though I suspect I am not the first to do so. Betcha that within two hours, the listings will have been removed.

--Chris


Ditto. I report these quite often and eBay quickly removes them. Any time a listing has the Seller asking all bidders to contact them before bidding, that is against eBay rules and is a scam. More people should report them instead of posting them on FM.



Jan 21, 2013 at 04:17 PM
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Chris S. wrote:
My experience has differed. On the several occasions where I've reported similar apparent scams to eBay, the listings have been taken down within an hour or two.

Edit: I just reported the two listings--though I suspect I am not the first to do so. Betcha that within two hours, the listings will have been removed.

--Chris


Chris -- +1

That's my experience too.



Jan 21, 2013 at 04:21 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Strange ebay listing. Smells of scam.


OMG, there is fraud on the eBay. I'm shocked.

EBH



Jan 21, 2013 at 04:22 PM
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Monito wrote:
"Add" is a verb that means the act of addition.

"Ad" is a noun that is an abbreviation of "advertisement".


Touche. Guess I need to slow down my typing.



Jan 21, 2013 at 04:28 PM
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Monito wrote:
"Add" is a verb that means the act of addition.

"Ad" is a noun that is an abbreviation of "advertisement".



Sadly incomplete explanation.

There is also frequent prepositional use of "ad" in diverse phrases such as "ad hoc", "ad nauseam" etc.



Jan 21, 2013 at 04:30 PM
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PetKal wrote:
There is also frequent prepositional use of "ad" in diverse phrases such as "ad hoc", "ad nauseam" etc.


Yes. Thank you for the addition, PetKal.



Jan 21, 2013 at 04:52 PM
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