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Something Fishy On Ebay, Need Help!

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iceman352000
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9 Jun 07 03:29:51 am
ok so i found a xbox 360 sport bundle on a website and it was $500 with shipping, so i listed it on ebay for $550 with $25 shipping and i sold 2 of them. The wierd thing is that i got these 2 emails after that are just kind fishy. here they are.

Dear Seller,
I am Mrs Rose James, i made buy it now option on your item place at ebay (180128376634) and i have been notified by them to contact u and also if u can get back to me as soon as possible,i will be very glad.I am on my business trip now, and i purchase the item to present it to my SON in Lagos Nigeria for his coming birthday that is about to do next week,So i will like u to get back to me as soon as possible then i want you to caculate the total amount of the item with the shipping cost to lagos Nigeria so that i will be able to send the payment to you and when u are notified of the payment u can be able to send the item to my SON immediately,in Lagos Nigeria and I will be sending you payment via PayPal,so kindly send me
your PAYPAL EMAIL ADDRESS so as to immedaitely make out your payment.Kindly reply to my email asap so that we can sort it and the item can get to my SON immediately before his birthday.Plz i want the item to be sihpped via (USPS-Emx Overnight Delivery) shipping to Nigeria am not worry about the shipping cost,
HERE'S THE RECIEVER INFORMATION:
Name.............................. Mike Afolabi
Address...........................10 Oba Akinjobi Road GRA
City.................................Ikeja
Zip code..........................23401
State................................Lagos
Country............................Nigeria
THANKS
Mrs Rose James


thats the first one, here is the second email for another xbox ordered

Dear e Murray,
Compliment of the day. I am Mrs Susan Beck from Uk London but Presently i am leading a tranfer programme to sc Of which i saw your item advert on ebay so i decided to place buy it now option on the item to my grand son that is celebrating is 18 years old birthday Next weekend in university of Lagos Nigeria, so i will like the item shipped to Lagos Nigerian as birthday present to her. well i will like the item to be ship via post office ,Global mail Express.Uspostal service, Emx Express service and Royal mail frist class service .then i will be responsible for the shipping cost/charges to Lagos Nigeria.I will be making out payment via Pay Pal payment I will be sending you payment via PayPal,so kindly send me your PAYPAL EMAIL ADDRESS so as to immedaitely make out your payment .Once you have receive Pay Pal payment confirmation you can go and ship out the item via Royal mail
Express Okay.Thanks
Shipping information
Name: emeka chukwu
Address:No 5 oba akinjobi
City:Ikeja
State:Lagos
Country:Nigeria
zipcode:23401
mrs susan beck


this just seems kinda wierd. why would she by from 2 different accounts and want them shipped to nigeria? can anyone help me. Should i just go ahead and figure out the shipping and if she pays then forget about it?

oh and does anyone know if i can get the xbox 360 premium sports bundle any cheaper than $500 including shipping?

thanks

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jimmy_huber
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9 Jun 07 03:45:04 am
SCAM never reply to this and never buy from thier sites.


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imstallion
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9 Jun 07 10:41:25 am
I had the same problem way back. Funny enough it was for an xbox360 bundle I was selling. Same types of messages I got.. buyer wanted me to ship to Nigeria etc etc. I talked to ebay live help and got the fees refunded. Good idea would be to put in large letters in description 'SHIP TO USA ONLY' if you don't ship internationally and if you are selling it as buy it now, you can use the 'Immediate Payment Required'. That should help you cut down such problems of scammers. One of my fake buyer wanted to send me $5000 for that xbox360 bundle and then wanted me to refund him his 'change' ! Its funny how they never stop trying the same old tricks. :evil:

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iceman352000
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9 Jun 07 11:52:54 am
it now says i sold 3 and under each one it say 'no longer a registered user'.

i also got an email saying for me to ship the item and then they will release the funds into my paypal. ROFL :lol:

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urkrazydeals
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9 Jun 07 03:38:48 pm
i had a email like this a few weeks ago
anything out of Nigeria you just know its going to be a scam

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iceman352000
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10 Jun 07 01:28:48 am
now the person bought 4 of them and sent basically the same emails but with different names and some other changes, how do i make it so we dont have to leave feedback for each other and just remove these totally?

im emailing ebay about it right now.

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jimmy_huber
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10 Jun 07 05:52:50 am
it now says i sold 3 and under each one it say 'no longer a registered user'.

i also got an email saying for me to ship the item and then they will release the funds into my paypal. ROFL :lol:


Did you recieve payments for all of these items? If you did you need to refund these payments immediately. Do not spend any of the funds. Because in a few weeks when the credit card companies find out about this then you will have chargebacks on you paypal account.


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ian_tavener
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22 Jun 07 11:33:36 pm
A buyer telling you they live in Nigeria should be like a girl at the bar telling you she has AIDS.

You're not going to get ripped off 100% of the time, you wont get AIDS 100% of the time. By why would it be worth the risk?

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bayericlowe
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29 Aug 07 08:51:57 am
I would not only report them, but block anyone who has 1 or below feedback from bidding.

Its found under 'preferences'

Obviously the person is liable to do it again and is a fraudster. Even when my stock was legitimate goods, I got 20 emails from the same scam website asking me to participate. I had to block all of the addresses, it seems to go on during weekdays.

The other thing to be aware of is staying away from Brand names is a good idea for now. There is clearly a crackdown in effect, possibly everywhere.

There is plenty of other things to sell rather than brand name goods, I would strongly advise do that instead and get rid of all your stock.

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grahamg
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30 Aug 07 01:44:52 pm
SCAM ALERT....Do not sell ANYTHING to Nigerie, they use illegal means to pay and you lose the product! If they have become unregistered, mark them as unpaid item and list it as unregistered buyer, you will at least get your final valuie fees Ebay charge you back!

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gulfy13
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30 Aug 07 05:58:46 pm
First of all, any one buying your item on ebay using the 'buy it now' option or winning an item through an auction listing, does not have to email you requesting your 'paypal email address'. All they have to do is click on the paynow button and pay through paypal..All of that will be done automatically..

If they email you and ask for that info, that's the first red flag that it's a scam..

Secondly never answer any of those emails even if they seem to look official..If it's legit, then it should be in you message box in your 'my ebay'..

Thirdly, clicking on, or in some cases even opening these types of emails can allow the sender to plant a 'keyboard virus' onto you comptuer..Once they do that they can get any and all the information they wish from your computer. this means account numbers, passwords, user names and Identification info..

The Nigerian scams are the most prevelent on the net. They send fake official looking emails, pay with fake money orders, fake western union notices, and the list goes on and on..They will even send you an official looking paypal notice staying that you have received payment to your paypal account..But there will be no money there...

Stay away from anything to do with Nigeria, Russia, Romaina..it's just not safe..

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