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Old 28 May 2004, 18:00   #1
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Another ebay scam

Check this:http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...480039471&rd=1
Note the auction history!
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Old 29 May 2004, 04:30   #2
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So who is auctionkiller-scamstopper nice bid. 10 million for a jet ski!
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Old 29 May 2004, 05:19   #3
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How do we know its a scam?
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Old 29 May 2004, 06:27   #4
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Without checking cant be sure but the seller has no feedback - has just joined - and says will ship worldwide!
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Old 29 May 2004, 07:24   #5
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How do we know its a scam?
IT clames to be in London UK then talks about $500 for a trailer not pounds!
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"Length:9 Ft. 6 in. Manufacturer: Kawasaki Model: Ultra 150 Year: 2002Power: Jet Hull: Fiberglass Hull Color: Blue This is a brand new 2002 Kawasaki Ultra 150 Jet Ski(2 passenger). It comes with a full factory warranty. add $500 for new Karavan single trailer(black). Don't miss out on one of the fastest machines on the water! "
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Old 29 May 2004, 08:06   #6
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I was recently a victim of an internet scam, involving bikes, which was highly intricate. Though not directly through ebay the 'company' used that to start with. I know of at least 6 other unlucky souls in the uk had by the same scam. Be wary as the scammers are getting more clever by the day, even setting up bogus bank accounts, freight company websites and fake testimonials etc. The people that did me even passed a solicitors check done by my sister (head accountant of a local company) that showed they had been trading legitimately for nearly a year with no problems. A bit of advice I can offer is that to always check the headers of emails in correspondance with any suspect purchase etc. Look for web based email, or an address (IP or email) that changes from mail to mail (right click on email, select properties, show header). This was mentioned to me when the internet fraud squad got involved. Otherwise the advice given on the bid history from the item above is spot on, and I only wish I had had the oppurtunity to read that a couple of months ago!
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Hee hee, nice one - just wait 'till he gets the sale fee (commission) from ebay!
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Actually if it been odvious with the names of the bidders and the price I don't think I would have known; people make mistakes with symobols (like and $) all the time.
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