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  1. #1
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    I fail to see how people are scammed on E Bay

    How?

    For a start, you need to have a valid bank account in order to sell items.

    This needs to be a legit account.

    Thus, if you are scammed on E Bay, it would be quite easy for the CID or fraud squad to follow your paper trail, is it not?


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    Re: I fail to see how people are scammed on E Bay

    why dn't you research it a little then report back to us. 10 pages will do.

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    Re: I fail to see how people are scammed on E Bay

    Mojo Bailey is a moron, just wait for the next reply.

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    Re: I fail to see how people are scammed on E Bay

    Also...you can always file a complaint to ebay and they are great about banning scammers.
    Last edited by pianodude; 03-04-2007 at 10:24 PM.

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    Re: I fail to see how people are scammed on E Bay

    first off ebay sucks when it comes to customer service....no number to call and they take about a week if they ever do answer any of your questions....I was doing dropshipping and was making decent money for the 3 weeks i was doing it...i had about 10 auctions going and stupid ass paypal suspended my account because i was doing more business then i normally do.
    2 days later ebay cancels all my auctions even the ones that were finished. And somehow got to the website that was gonna ship my products out and cancel them from shipping it out. My invoice for E-bay was over 100 dollars because of the % they take out from listing and each product you sell....THEY STILL WANT ME TO PAY IT, even tho THEY canceled All the Auctions, knowing i got no money from it.

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    Re: I fail to see how people are scammed on E Bay

    None of this really addresses my opening point though!


    Steve
    "Ethics" is simply a last-gasp attempt by deist conservatives and
    orthodox dogmatics to keep humanity in ignorance and obscurantism,
    through the well tried fermentation of fear, the fear of science and
    new technologies.
    There is nothing glorious about what our ancestors call history,
    it is simply a succession of mistakes, intolerances and violations.

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    Re: I fail to see how people are scammed on E Bay

    I was the victim of an ebay scam. I got an email from ebay, clicked and logged in to ebay. What I actually did was click on a link by a bogus ebay site and give them my login information. They were then able to get all my ebay info (fortunately no banking or paypal info is stored there). They were able to get my email address and password and get some more info from there, even changed the secondary email contact as their own. It wasnt till I received an actual email from ebay weeks later that I knew what happened. Apparentely the dick who stole my account info had been buying so many things and of course not paying for them. I learned my lesson. I only log into ebay from there url, not from any email, even from them. They set everything right again and were very helpful, and the first thing I did was change all my passwords, email and ebay.
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    Re: I fail to see how people are scammed on E Bay

    Quote Originally Posted by BaronVonFlapJack
    I was the victim of an ebay scam. I got an email from ebay, clicked and logged in to ebay. What I actually did was click on a link by a bogus ebay site and give them my login information. They were then able to get all my ebay info (fortunately no banking or paypal info is stored there). They were able to get my email address and password and get some more info from there, even changed the secondary email contact as their own. It wasnt till I received an actual email from ebay weeks later that I knew what happened. Apparentely the dick who stole my account info had been buying so many things and of course not paying for them. I learned my lesson. I only log into ebay from there url, not from any email, even from them. They set everything right again and were very helpful, and the first thing I did was change all my passwords, email and ebay.
    Oh mate, that is awful.

    I never reply to such things, including those that come from banks, etc.

    Guess you learned the hard way, alas.
    "Ethics" is simply a last-gasp attempt by deist conservatives and
    orthodox dogmatics to keep humanity in ignorance and obscurantism,
    through the well tried fermentation of fear, the fear of science and
    new technologies.
    There is nothing glorious about what our ancestors call history,
    it is simply a succession of mistakes, intolerances and violations.

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    Re: I fail to see how people are scammed on E Bay

    there are multiple scams on ebay.
    My friend purchased an item and asked the seller, since he was a dealer, if he had additional items that he wanted to get rid of. The seller said, sure, and mentioned an autographed Jack Nicklaus program. My friend paid for both items, but only recieved one. Sure he should not have purchased an item not listed on ebay, since this negates any papertrail.
    But, if you really look into the matter, you will find that ebay is not concerned, they have gotten their money. The BBB and FBI, etc. are inundated with these types of cases and only consider the BIG cases worth persuing. (The auto was $65, hardly worth FBI time) Next, if you do win your case, the person must have the funds in his paypal account. If he has removed them, there is no recourse.

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    Re: I fail to see how people are scammed on E Bay

    Quote Originally Posted by spinedoc
    there are multiple scams on ebay.
    My friend purchased an item and asked the seller, since he was a dealer, if he had additional items that he wanted to get rid of. The seller said, sure, and mentioned an autographed Jack Nicklaus program. My friend paid for both items, but only recieved one. Sure he should not have purchased an item not listed on ebay, since this negates any papertrail.
    But, if you really look into the matter, you will find that ebay is not concerned, they have gotten their money. The BBB and FBI, etc. are inundated with these types of cases and only consider the BIG cases worth persuing. (The auto was $65, hardly worth FBI time) Next, if you do win your case, the person must have the funds in his paypal account. If he has removed them, there is no recourse.
    But is your PP account not linked to your debit or credit card?
    "Ethics" is simply a last-gasp attempt by deist conservatives and
    orthodox dogmatics to keep humanity in ignorance and obscurantism,
    through the well tried fermentation of fear, the fear of science and
    new technologies.
    There is nothing glorious about what our ancestors call history,
    it is simply a succession of mistakes, intolerances and violations.

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