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Is this a scam?

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banned7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
I was looking for a Macbook pro on gumtree and i contacted one person who was selling it and this is the email he replied back to me on:
Hello,
The APPLE MACBOOK PRO 15,2.4GHz,250GB is still available. The price I would like to obtain is £530. The laptop is brand new in original box and will come with all accessories and full warranty.
If you are interested to buy it now, I will do this transaction only trough eBay in order to have a safe transaction for both of us. In order to start the transaction please email me:
- your full name
- address (where you want to receive the laptop)
- your eBay ID.
As soon as I have them I will start the official procedure, and eBay will notify you about this. eBay will send you an Invoice with all the info you will need to complete the transaction. I will handle the shipping to your location, so this will be free of charge for you.
You will get the laptop and you will have 5 days of inspection in which you can decide if you buy it or not. If you don't like it you must notify eBay and you send it back on my cost! (shipping is already paid by me). If you want to keep it, you notify eBay about this and the transaction is over. eBay will contact you to confirm the transaction by email. You will get the item in max. 24 hours.

I'll be waiting for your reply soon with the requested details.

Cheers,
Elvis
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banned7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
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banned#1
i asked him for his ebay username, he gave me one with a feedback of 1500+. SO i contacted that username now to make sure it's that person and im going to wait for a reply, but even if it is someone with 1500+ feedback, are they not likely to scam?
#2
as legit as this picture of Arnold Schwarzenegger















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#3
Ask if you can go and collect it just to see what the reply is but I wouldn't bother if I were you.
#4
All points to being a scam.
#5
Sounds like they are planning on sending an email themselves pretending to be ebay
#6
I wouldn't, something fishy about it. I'd stay well away.
#7
Smells of scam to me..
Doesnt the Pros sell for just over a grand?
#8
I wouldnt touch with a brown substance coated stick
#9
It's a scam. The same guy's been doing the same thing on the Edinburgh gumtree with various things like high-end Dell laptops and PRS guitars. Here's the email he sent me:

Edwina Woods
to me

show details Dec 3


Reply


Hello,

The Paul Reed Smith Custom 22 Royal Blue 10 Top is still available. The price I would like to obtain for it is £720. The guitar is genuine, in excellent condition and the sound is just what you would expect.
Right now I'm located in London. If you are interested to buy it now, I will do this transaction only trough eBay in order to have a safe transaction for both of us. To start the transaction please reply me with your full shipping name, address and your eBay ID.
As soon as I have them I will start the official procedure, and eBay will notify you about this. eBay will send you an invoice with all the info you will need to complete the transaction. I will handle the shipping to your location, so this will be free of charge for you.
You will get the guitar and you will have 5 days of inspection in which you can decide if you keep it or not. In case the item is not as described and you don't want to keep it, you notify eBay and you send it back on my cost! If you want to keep it, you notify eBay. Payment method and all the details will be set up by eBay for security reasons. They will contact you to confirm the transaction by email. You will get the item in maximum 48 hours.

I'll be waiting for your reply soon with the requested details.

Cheers


And the other he sent me regarding the laptop I enquired about:

Terry Berkeley
to me

show details Nov 27


Reply


Hello,

The Dell XPS M1730 is still available. The price I would like to obtain for it is £550. The laptop is like new, in full working order, comes with all accessories and full warranty.
Right now I'm located in London. If you are interested to buy it now, I will do this transaction only trough eBay in order to have a safe transaction for both of us. To start the transaction please reply me with your full shipping name, address and your eBay ID.
As soon as I have them I will start the official procedure, and eBay will notify you about this. eBay will send you an invoice with all the info you will need to complete the transaction. I will handle the shipping to your location, so this will be free of charge for you.
You will get the laptop and you will have 5 days of inspection in which you can decide if you keep it or not. In case the item is not as described and you don't want to keep it, you notify eBay and you send it back on my cost! (shipping is already paid by me). If you want to keep it, you notify eBay. Payment method and all the details will be set up by eBay for security reasons. They will contact you to confirm the transaction by email.You will get the item in max. 48 hours.

I'll be waiting for your reply soon with the requested details.

Cheers



So, yep. Scam, totally. Probably someone who's stolen the passwords to someone's email account, who broke into their eBay and Paypal from there.
banned#10
Ok thanks for the advice. The buy who's ebay id he said he was replied to me saying that's not him and it's a scam. So i replied to the scammer saying the ebay id you gave me is not yours and better luck next time!
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