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margamatix
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eBay fraud?

Post by margamatix »

I bid on a Jennings Governor on eBay, here. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 6182782259

I bid £350 but never dreamt of winning it at that price. I expected it to go for £700-£800 and in the end it went for £970.

Now I have received an email offering to sell it to me for my £350 bid price "as the original bidder cannot complete, or the seller has multiple items for sale" despite the fact that there were many higher bidders than me.

I may be thick, but |I'm not stupid. What's going on here?

Vince
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eBay fraud?

Post by pennyintheslot »

These second chance offers should not be replied to unless they come from the original seller- they want you to send money via Western Union which you can not get back.
Make sure the sellers name matches the original listing anything else can be trashed.
I bid on the Bryan’s Magic machine which has just been on Ebay and received offers of three more(all different sellers) within three days after the auction had finished.

Lucky me!!!!!!!
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Post by cheeky »

Please, please make sure you inform Ebay of the scam. The below info helps them track and exterminate the vermin!

"To report email requesting account information that you suspect was not sent by eBay send us the email with the complete message text and full header or forward the entire message to spoof@ebay.co.uk using the forward function of your email programme. When forwarding the message, do not change the subject line, send additional text, or forward the message as an attachment. Forwarding the message in this manner will allow us to review the message headers and any other information that may be attached to the email.

The spoof@ebay.co.uk email address is reserved for handling reports of attempts to impersonate eBay. In order to investigate these reports in a timely manner, we can only accept forwarded messages at this address."
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Post by terry »

Vince, I am definitely concerned as it was MY Jennings for sale and I certainly did not send that email!!!:shock: :shock: :shock: In fact the winning bidder collected the said machine tonight and was very pleased with his purchase! Please forward the email to spoof@ebay.com and report the problem. I suggest that any other bidders of high value items on Ebay keep their guard up and do the same if other fraudulent offers are received!!!

Many thanks for bringing this to my attention and keep watching the ebay auctions of lordupham for future slot bonanzas!!! :
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Post by margamatix »

Terry wrote:Vince, I am definitely concerned as it was MY Jennings for sale and I certainly did not send that email!!!:shock: :shock: :shock: :
I should have made it clear that I did not for one minute think the email was from the real vendor!

FWIW, here's the email in full.....


Please do not reply to this email as you will not receive a response. This email was sent by an eBay member via eBay's email forwarding system.

Marketplace Safety Tips:
http://pages.ebay.co.uk/safetycentre

If this email is an offer to sell an item without winning it on the eBay website (including Second Chance Offers sent through this email system) please do not respond to the sender. http://pages.ebay.co.uk/help/sell/personal_offer.html

Transactions outside the eBay online marketplace are unsafe and not covered by eBay purchase protection programmes.

Never pay for your eBay item using instant money transfer services such as Western Union or MoneyGram. http://pages.ebay.co.uk/help/confidence ... nstantwire

These payment methods are unsafe when paying someone you do not know. If this email is inappropriate or breaches eBay policy, please help protect other eBay community members by reporting it to us immediately.

http://cgi3.ebay.co.uk/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI ... =919712445

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Dear margamatix,

*** Do not respond to this message.Contact the seller at this email address : ultrasalesman@aol.com *** You expressed your interest in an item titled "JENNINGS GOVERNOR ONE ARM BANDIT FRUIT MACHINE" (Item #6182782259) by bidding,however the auction has ended with another eBay member as the high bidder.In compliance with eBay's Policy,the seller of that item is making this Offer to you at your bid price of £350.00.The seller has issued this Offer because either the winning bidder was unable to complete the transaction or the seller has duplicate items for sale.If you accept this offer,you will be able to exchange Feedback with the seller and you will be eligible for eBay Services associated with a transaction,such as Fraud Protection.To purchase this item,do not reply to this mail,just contact the seller at : ultrasalesman@aol.com *** Do not respond to this message.Contact the seller at this email address : ultrasalesman@aol.com ***


To respond to this eBay member go to:
http://contact.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI. ... act+Member
Thank you,
6281grega

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I have forwarded it to eBay.


Vince
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Post by Yorkshire Pudding »

Some vigilant ebayers put in ridiculously high bids when they see a scam to prevent the unwary from bidding on them and getting ripped off. If it wasn't a 'Private Auction' you would have seen the high bidders name would have been something like "its_a_scam" or "scam_auction".

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Post by margamatix »

Have just received an identical scam email about this item http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 5983797093

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