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| p.1 #1 · How did eBay scammer get my email? |
I recently bid on a high value lens on eBay. The auction ended with me as the second highest bidder. Two days later, I got a "Second Chance" offer from someone else. The original seller is a local brick and mortar store, and know that they don't offer "Second Chance" sales; they just re-list if the original high bidder backs out.
My question is: how did the "second chance" scammer get my email address and registered name? My eBay email address and registered name are only used on eBay. Given that eBay anonymized bidders identity (eg: a***x), how did the scammer do it?
eBay was no help. I reported it, but they hid behind "privacy" and "policy" double speak.
The "second chance" offer looked very convincing. If I was more eager, and if I didn't know the original seller, I might have, at least, replied to the offer.
How did the scammer get my eBay email and registered name?