Fraud Hijacked Accounts

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I am writing this guide to try and prevent people getting conned like I did . 

I bought an expensive phone from what looked like a genuine seller with a long standing account in good standing (10 years). 

The fraudster  persuaded me to transfer  the money into his account to ensure fast postage 

The account had a good score with some very expensive items sold and positive feedback for these items. 

Things to look out for include but are not limited to 

Loads of positive feedback in  short period of time. 

Items that are not the usual stuff that seller sells. 

Reluctance to share a contact number. 

Eagerness to complete transaction outside of eBay. 


The bank details of the fraudster are . :

Bank: Santander
Name:Edward Mitchell 
Sort code: 09-01-26
Account number: 86861826

The name is probably fictitious to match the eBay id that was hijacked. 

NEVER send money via bank transfer or bank deposit at counter without seeing the product or at the VERY LEAST  speaking to the seller. 

The police don't want to know and eBay is not bothered. 
My bank said it was my fault,  which it is because they put the payment on hold and me ring them because "THE PAYMENT HAD A MORE THAN NORMAL RISK OF BEING FRAUDULENT".  
Whatever that means. 

I learned an expensive lesson. 

Please be careful. 
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