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in4

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Re: eBay Nomad scam
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2018, 07:43:11 PM »
reported, as always

Matt2matt2002

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Re: eBay Nomad scam
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2018, 08:57:13 PM »
Yes. But no. But yes......
It's got a double fork, though.
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Re: eBay Nomad scam
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2018, 01:00:34 PM »
Maybe next time we should bid for it? Get the price up really high. Get the bugger all excited then report it! They send a fake PayPal link last time I kept them going with "it don't work, what am I doing wrong".

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Re: eBay Nomad scam
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2018, 02:40:16 PM »
Sorry but I'm late to this thread.
Please can someone enlighten me regarding this scam and others like it , how does it work?

Yours naively,
Rob

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Re: eBay Nomad scam
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2018, 04:49:21 PM »
it's been removed  ;)

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Re: eBay Nomad scam
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2018, 06:51:49 PM »
Sorry but I'm late to this thread.
Please can someone enlighten me regarding this scam and others like it , how does it work?

Yours naively,
Rob
There's this dodgy person who hacks into other people's or businesses ebay account, who usually have good feedback.
Then this person lists multiple items as Buy It Now, usually around 1000-2000 mark. These items are always worth at least double the price this dodgy seller is asking for. The email address is always in the description of the item. You get in touch, the seller will say that if you're really interested, they will set up a private auction where you can just click Buy It Now. Then the seller asks for your email and eBay username. After this the seller sends you a fake email saying "Congratulations, you have bought this item. All you have to do it pay" This email is made to look like it came from EBay, but it isn't. The bottom of the email has the payment instructions, which is an international bank transfer. If anyone falls for it, the money is gone. Whooosssh....
What we can do is report the listing for having the email address in it, which is forbidden by Ebay.
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Re: eBay Nomad scam
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2018, 07:35:00 PM »
    Many thanks Humedavid, I'm very grateful for the explaination.

    Yours enlightened,
     Rob

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Re: eBay Nomad scam
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2018, 12:42:38 AM »
I too was puzzled by how it was considered a scam.  Thanks as well for that explanation. 

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Re: eBay Nomad scam
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2018, 01:43:46 AM »
there out there lads be careful  :'( :'(

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Re: eBay Nomad scam
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2018, 03:04:19 PM »
Looks to be, yes

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Re: eBay Nomad scam
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2018, 05:13:33 PM »
I do not know enough about it to tell Ebay anything.  Bid up to $202 right now.  Just under 12 hours to go.
https://www.ebay.com/bfl/viewbids/152882615744

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Re: eBay Nomad scam
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2018, 05:25:55 PM »
I do not know enough about it to tell Ebay anything.  Bid up to $202 right now.  Just under 12 hours to go.
https://www.ebay.com/bfl/viewbids/152882615744

Yes you do. Seller putting their contact in the description is against EBay's rules. The trick is simple, the seller uses an image to display their email, which cannot be easily detected by Ebay.
I mean this isn't the worse things about the ad, but at least ebay is going to look at it / remove it if it gets reported.

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Re: eBay Nomad scam
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2018, 05:44:09 PM »
Earlier in this saga, I traced the email and IP used to a number of locations and related scams. Some were for vacation rentals and even cruises; they keep getting pulled also. The same email used in the US eBay listing was also used in another, similar eBay listing scam described here:
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=366096&sid=e912642adf2603f2a7de05c7bf12d6b8

eBay is fertile ground for scammers. I took down a number that were offering Ortlieb panniers for USD$15 this last summer. Here's what others are doing:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/i-scam-the-scammers-confessions-of-an-ebay-vigilante/

All the best,

Dan.