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#112641 - Tue Sep 06 2005 08:35 PM I assume this is a Scam
+Chris Holt Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Tue Mar 12 2002
Loc: St. Clair MI USA
I just recieved a message from someone who says that I won an Item that He was selling on Ebay and he wants me to Pay for it or he's going to report me to EBay ,He claims to have sent me several e-mails and I have failed to respond to them , so I checked my Ebay account just to see if there was anything that maybe I over looked, I have several things that I'm watching but in the past 60 days it says that I've not won a thing , so am I to assume that this is some kind of a scam , It looks real legit, I think I should notify Ebay , but who do I contact, any suggestions
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Chris Holt

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#112642 - Tue Sep 06 2005 08:40 PM Re: I assume this is a Scam
Morgan Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Oct 13 2000
Loc: Texas USA
Forward the email to spoof@ebay.com They will tell you if it's real or not.

Did it have an item number?

I get emails asking me how much is shipping to ... on item #------- I check the item which I know is not mine and it's something that ended weeks ago.

Lots of scams going on.

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#112643 - Tue Sep 06 2005 08:48 PM Re: I assume this is a Scam
+Chris Holt Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Tue Mar 12 2002
Loc: St. Clair MI USA
No Number , no dicription, no indication of the amount owed , I'm pretty good at remembering what I buy just like all you guys , thats why this had me scratching my head a little, But I will report it , thanks Morgan
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#112644 - Tue Sep 06 2005 08:55 PM Re: I assume this is a Scam
Dick Bennett Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
I got 1 also. Checked ebay sellers "NOT A REGISTERED SELLER".
MORONS !
db

Just received a SUPENSION notice from same sorce.
2X MORON !
Sent both emails to "spoof@ebay.com "

[This message has been edited by Dick Bennett (edited 09-06-2005).]
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#112645 - Tue Sep 06 2005 09:13 PM Re: I assume this is a Scam
wads Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Dec 05 2003
Loc: Illinois
Hey Chris, got the same email today and forwarded it to spoof@ebay.com.
Seems like more and more coming all the time.

Not sure if you read about the enhancement to ebay's "My Messages" for detecting spoof emails.

You can get to this from "My Ebay" and then under General Ebay Announcements.

Here's a piece of the message.

***Updated: Expansion of My Messages Now Complete***

June 22, 2005 | 11:15AM PST/PT


We are pleased to announce that the expansion of My Messages is now complete. Now you’ll be able to confirm whether an email that appears to be from eBay is legitimate, because all account-related messages from eBay will be in your My Messages Inbox. From a safety perspective, the bottom line is this – If the email affects your eBay account, it's in My Messages. (Please see Rob Chesnut’s Announcement from June 1, 2005 and Wendy Jones' from June 16, 2005 directly below for more details.)
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Wanted: Wadhams Oil and Gas items
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#112646 - Tue Sep 06 2005 10:25 PM Re: I assume this is a Scam
Sinclair Joe Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon Nov 04 2002
Loc: Northwest, PA USA
Got one too, or something that looks like what's being discussed here. I think mine was generated from the "me" icon that I have through my user ID. The message came through that website that my photos are hosted thru.... I also checked their ID. Not listed according to eBay's records.
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#112647 - Wed Sep 07 2005 10:04 AM Re: I assume this is a Scam
jrwienri Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Jun 21 2001
Loc: Gilbert, AZ 85234
Just recently I received 3 different 2nd chance offers from 3 different email addresses for a vintage Judson Supercharger I was bidding on a month ago. Also several You need to update your account info ones. It seems to be getting worse all the time.
Jeff

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#112648 - Wed Sep 07 2005 02:57 PM Re: I assume this is a Scam
Lee Shumate Offline
Active Member

Registered: Wed Oct 18 2000
Loc: Archdale NC 27263
Chris I got one that said about the same thing. I think it is a scam

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#112649 - Wed Sep 07 2005 04:13 PM Re: I assume this is a Scam
oil stuff Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Jun 06 2004
Loc: BG . MO.
Hey Chris - I got one also , SCAM all the way!
Ryan
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#112650 - Wed Sep 07 2005 04:48 PM Re: I assume this is a Scam
wfort39663 Online   content
Veteran Member

Registered: Sat Jan 24 2004
Loc: Santa Fe, NM
Received similar message yesterday. Forwarded
it to spoof@ebay.com As expected it was a scam.
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#112651 - Wed Sep 07 2005 09:21 PM Re: I assume this is a Scam
danceswithpumps Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Mar 12 2002
Loc: Nebraska
Chris, I got one yesterday that accused me of winning the bid on an "item" (not specified)and not paying for it too. I forwarded it to www.spoof@ebay.com but haven't heard anything back from them. The email looked officially from ebay but seller was not registerd and NO ITEM number which was a dead give away along with "foreign" English. In "My Ebay" it will show you items that you haven't paid for. whoever got both of my email addresses even though I never use the one on Ebay, another red flag went up.
Be carefull! Lots of nasties out there.
I can't think of one thing man has invented that someone didn't use it to commit a crime.
Rod

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#112652 - Wed Sep 07 2005 09:52 PM Re: I assume this is a Scam
Cliff_Claven Offline
Member

Registered: Mon Nov 29 2004
Loc: Alexandria, KY USA
I received a similar message from someone stating that they had tried to contact me regarding an auction.

The email has a message that the seller has tried to contact you for non-payment and will report to eBay. It looks very much like the emails that you would receive from eBay. It has a button link for you to reply to.

Forward the entire email to spoof@ebay.com.

* The "username" that sent the email is fraudlent. ** The message has a bad link. (It goes to a site that is NOT eBay. You can check it on some browsers by rolling the cursor over the link.) *** Also...if it is from a registered eBay user...and the message is through eBay....you will receive the same message in your mailbox on eBay.

Keep your heads up!!
-- Rodney
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#112653 - Sun Sep 11 2005 12:07 PM Re: I assume this is a Scam
kmann Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Tue Aug 26 2003
Loc: new york
just happened to me.... a rather nasty email to which i responded rather nasty.. HA.. scam !!!

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#112654 - Mon Sep 12 2005 08:50 PM Re: I assume this is a Scam
Pablo Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Jan 13 2005
Loc: El Dorado Hills, CA
Kmann,

Spam experts say it's better to just delete the email and not reply. Your reply indicates that your email address is valid and invites more of the same.

A word to the wise....

Paul

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#112655 - Mon Sep 12 2005 09:45 PM Re: I assume this is a Scam
kmann Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Tue Aug 26 2003
Loc: new york
thanks for info paul... will do if this happens again.

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