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bhara Avatar
6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
Hi all,
As i sell phones on ebay i come across all sorts of scammers
Recently, ive seen a new type of scam and im sure its linked to frauds on forums.
People will low feedback message me saying i am very interested in the product etc etc
please send a picture with a certain username or just a picture to a certain email address.
Obviously, most wont but with the amount of sellers they only need one person who will.

for example
the person will send a message please take a picture of your google nexus phone which i am interested in with the username shambles, they claim its proof that you have the item.
Then theyll ask you to email it to their hotmail gmal etc account.
Obviously theyll use that elsewhere to try and scam someone.

So just a heads up really, if you are going to buy something of someone with low feedback on any forum do take precautions and pictures are not always what they seem.

I would recommend to ask them to send more pictures after posting initial ones with something totally random in the picture like an apple or a cd or something.

Just be wary.
bhara Avatar
6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
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#1
Eh? :?
#2
so people have been asking you to post pictures to them with hukd on a bit or paper and someones username?

or whut?
#3
http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2009/11/23/129034971202563546.jpg
#4
Sorry, I'm a bit lost here, not sure I understand what your message is trying to say, sorry to appear thick but perhaps you could re-read and check that it makes sense to you.
#5
for example
the person will send a message please take a picture of your google nexus phone which i am interested in with the username shambles, they claim its proof that you have the item.
Then theyll ask you to email it to their hotmail gmal etc account.
Obviously theyll use that elsewhere to try and scam someone.
#6
scotsann
Sorry, I'm a bit lost here, not sure I understand what your message is trying to say, sorry to appear thick but perhaps you could re-read and check that it makes sense to you.


yes:thinking:
#7
bhara
for example
the person will send a message please take a picture of your google nexus phone which i am interested in with the username shambles, they claim its proof that you have the item.
Then theyll ask you to email it to their hotmail gmal etc account.
Obviously theyll use that elsewhere to try and scam someone.


How does it help? I could take a photo of a phone with bhara next to it, doesn't mean I'm ever going to send the phone out though does it???
#8
I see what you are trying to say. People ask you for a picture on HUKD, of your iPhone, with your username on. They then use that register that username on AVForums, for example, using that picture as "proof" that they have the phone.
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#10
bhara
for example
the person will send a message please take a picture of your google nexus phone which i am interested in with the username shambles, they claim its proof that you have the item.
Then theyll ask you to email it to their hotmail gmal etc account.
Obviously theyll use that elsewhere to try and scam someone.


People ask for pics all the time on here for proof that they have the item. The pic doesn't have to be emailed to them, anyone could save the picture anyway and use it then.
#11
It makes sense to me. They use your photo of the phone and user name to scam someone else.
#12
I get him, basically people are asking him to take pictures and include THEIR username not his. They can then in turn say they took the picture trying to reassure others that they have the item :thumbsup:
#13
So you sell phones on ebay?
And you sell them on here i think thats against the rules if you are a trader on ebay you should not be allowed to sell on here also.:whistling:
#14
And then when it all goes tits up, a simple Google search leads the person to the scammed to the genuine username on here. Giving them grief.
#15
well done for leading the way for scammers who arent smart enough to think bout what they are doing

maybe create a guide:how to scam someone on a forum succesfully
1 Like #16
I understand! Basically he is saying that i will pm him to his ebay and ask him for a photo of the phone with my username (MANJ_007), i then jump on hukd site with that photo of the expensive phone with my username and pretend i have it in stock and rip someone off!!
#17
There are some thick people posting here, the op is making perfect sense, I can't see what people are misunderstanding.
#18
good to see people are finally picking up on what i said in the second post and understanding what op is saying

excellent guide op:lol:
#19
Makes perfect sense op ignore the thickies and trolls this section is full of them i'm afraid.:whistling:
1 Like #20
I dont know how much simpler i can put it
glad some of you understand :)
so much for helping people
#21
bhara
I dont know how much simpler i can put it
glad some of you understand :)
so much for helping people


Your advice would probably be more appreciated on grown up forums like AV FORUMS.
#22
abacus
Makes perfect sense op ignore the thickies and trolls this section is full of them i'm afraid.:whistling:


so true! :):thumbsup:
#23
i understood op. i would never ever buy something like a phone etc off a new buyer on here. if i did i'd ask them to post first.
#24
the people who are confused are the ones who will be scammed, the people who get where you are coming from are safe......
#25
If you are really bothered that someone will use that picture then watermark it.

People ask for proof you have it all the time, don't be worried about that, as long as you have put your username and HUKD on a piece of paper then they cant use it on AVForums because you aren't allowed to trade on AVForums and HUKD at the same time.
#26
imnicebuttdim
the people who are confused are the ones who will be scammed, the people who get where you are coming from are safe......


you've got it spot on.
#27
Whats hard to understand? I think Caspers got it spot on though, nice guide :lol:

(Btw op, can you post up a pic of an iphone with Shengis on a bit of paper to prove you've actually got it :whistling:)
#28
imnicebuttdim
the people who are confused are the ones who will be scammed, the people who get where you are coming from are safe......


Excellent logic. :?
banned#29
If everyone's so smart, why isn't this posted in Mobiles?
#30
dunfyboy
If everyone's so smart, why isn't this posted in Mobiles?

It doesn't just apply to mobiles, it can be any item.
#31
Reminds me of another thread where I posted this:

PhearFactor


So I totally agree with this part of your post:
So just a heads up really, if you are going to buy something of someone with low feedback on any forum do take precautions and pictures are not always what they seem.

I would recommend to ask them to send more pictures after posting initial ones with something totally random in the picture like an apple or a cd or something.


It took me about 10 minutes photo-shopping that above picture, so you can imagine what someone with real interest in scamming is capable of. Especially if they spend several hours doing fake images for their auction/sale.
#32
So in other words, get the contact details of someone you are buying from.

You could list a hundred scams, but having contact details negates 99% of them.
#33
Ohh cool, I got what he was saying first time also without any confusion :)

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