DONT GET SCAMMED

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DON'T GET SCAMMED BY THE LATEST SCAM FROM PEOPLE CREATING ACCOUNTS ON E-BAY AND GIVING SOME COCK AND BULL STORY ABOUT THE ITEM (USUALLY EXPENSIVE ONES) BEING A GIFT FOR A FAMILY MEMBER IN NIGERIA.

MY EXPERIENCES, YES IT HAS HAPPENED TO ME TWICE, ARE AS FOLLOWS

I PUT UP FOR AUCTION A BRAND NEW DIGITAL CAMERA THAT HAD NEVER BEEN USED AND AN E-BAY MEMBER BID AND WON. THEN WHEN I TRIED TO SEND AN INVOICE IT FLAGGED UP THAT THE MEMBER WAS NO LONGER A REGISTERED USER. THEN I RECEIVED AN E-MAIL FROM THE BUYER STATING THAT HE OR SHE HAD PAID THE FULL AMOUNT AND AN EXTRA £50 IF I WOULD POST IT TO LAGOS IN NIGERIA.

THE E-MAIL WAS FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER ONE CLAIMING TO BE FROM PAYPAL BUT THE USE OF GRAMMAR WAS WRONG AND THERE WERE SEVERAL SPELLING MISTAKES. MY NAME WAS ALSO INCLUDED IN THE E-MAIL, SOMETHING THAT PAYPAL NEVER DO.

THIS E-MAIL STATED THAT

WE HAVE YOUR MONEY PLEASE CONTINUE WITH THE TRANSACTION.

THIS IMMEDIATELY FLAGGED TO ME THAT THIS WAS OBVIOUSLY A SCAM.

THE BOGUS E-BAYERS SET UP AN ACCOUNT THE SAME DAY THAT THEY PLACE A WINNING BID AND HAVE NO FEEDBACK.

MY ADVICE TO YOU ALL WOULD BE TO BLOCK ANY BIDDERS BIDDING ON YOUR MORE EXPENSIVE ITEMS WHO HAVE A LOW FEEDBACK SCORE AND TO KEEP AN EYE ON WHEN THEY SET THEIR ACCOUNT UP.

THE SAME SCENARIO HAPPENED WHEN I RELISTED THE SAME ITEM, BUT THIS TIME WHEN THEY SENT ME THEIR BOGUS SOB STORY ABOUT A RELATIVE WHO NEEDED THE ITEM SENT TO GERMANY FOR A RELATIVE LIVING IN NIGERIA????????????  I SENT AN E-MAIL FIRST TO E-BAY ABOUT THE PROBLEM AND ALSO ONE TO THE BOGUS E-BAYER STATING THAT THERE WAS NOT A CHANCE IN HELL THAT THEY WOULD BE RECEIVING THE ITEM FROM ME.

E-BAY HAVE REMOVED THESE TWO FROM E-BAY BUT IT WILL TAKE THE WHOLE TRUTHFUL E-BAY COMMUNITY TO REPORT ANY SUSPICIOUS BIDDERS TO E-BAY AND TRY AND STOP ANY FURTHER POSSIBLE LOSSES TO THE WHOLE OF THE MASSIVE MAJORITY OF HONEST TRADERS.

BE CAREFUL AND VIGILANT AND I HOPE NONE OF YOU GET SCAMMED IN THE WAY THAT I NEARLY DID TWICE

HAPPY TRADING

 

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