ebay scams - What's your take on these?

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ausbargainbasement
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12 Nov 12 05:00:01 am
Talk about making money online, how this for a good one, the other day was checking some prices for a Dyson DC39 Animal vacuum cleaner, average selling price new (as is latest model) is around $600-$700, well there was a listing selling at $390 brand new with free shipping, wow having worked in retail i know even as a Dyson agent you can not get one of these machines at this price wholesale unless they fell of a back of a truck. Smell a rat here, to good to be true. So add to the watch list, check the listing seller has 0 feedback, Location some remote town in the middle of nowhere, Ebay store with only this one item, 8 for sale, member registered the same day and Paypal only accepted. Any how within hours all sold, 2 hrs later the listing and the store disappear. Not bad couple of hours net profit $3120, and 8 buyers eagerly awaiting for their bargains, never to arrive. Have seen this scam previously when a buyer enquired if i could sell them a mobile phone had for sale for $15.00, replied you must be joking, no they said another seller is selling the same product for $15.00, so checked it out for myself, was shocked to see my listing was copied one for one, with a selling price of $15.00, same scenario, 0 feedback , registered that day, sold 25 items within hours. then also dissapeared. Only to reappear a few days later, under new registration and do it again. I suspect these scams are done from a overseas, (Nigeria ?) they pick a hot seller, give it a crazy low selling price and snare all there victims. Moral here is if its to good to be true, then its not true.

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transformed71506
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12 Nov 12 06:08:14 am
Hello...Was the Paypal account established or was it new?

I have heard of this before but not sure how they get around the Paypal hold on funds for a new account? Paypal will not release the funds until several days after the item has been delivered.

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ausbargainbasement
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12 Nov 12 07:20:56 am
Hi,

Good question yes i do not how they get around the Paypal issue, it seems to me they would have to transfer the funds immediately then shutdown the account, i guess.

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12 Nov 12 08:19:18 pm
Yeah, very popular eBay scam, you'll see a few of these floating around. It would be a new PayPal account and the sting may have worked or may not have, depending if PayPal did in fact freeze the account or didn't.

No way it would have been an established account, unless it was a hacked account or they are dumb crooks lol. Hacked account is a real possibility.


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richelle_salehoo
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13 Nov 12 01:34:47 am
I'd have to agree that this is most likely done through a hacked account. Scams also go both ways on ebay, there are also customers who will pay for their purchase using a hacked PayPal account. We just have to stay vigilant and like ausbargainbasement said
if it's too good to be true, it probably is
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22 Nov 12 09:47:52 am
Hi, My name is Alan and I am a reseller of mobile phones from China. I sold a phone on ebay early October, the item was shipped on 081012 from the dropshipper and up until now, 22/11/12, the item still has not arrived. Have been on to the dropershipper a number of times but the only response is to check with the local post office which has been done to no avail. When I now look up the tracking, it indicates that the item will arrive about 20/11/12 so I am still hoping!!! I have used dropshippers before with no problems whatsoever so I think this will be the first and last transaction for this particular dropshipper.
Still waiting ..............

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22 Nov 12 11:45:32 pm
Hello and welcome to SaleHoo, Alan.

You must feeling so anxious right now, we do hope everything turns out well for you. Should you need help with anything please just let us know and we would be more than happy to assist you :)

All the best!


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