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    advice on an iphone - buying from auction site

    I'm in the process of getting an iphone, 3gs 32gb.. been keeping an eye on here, fo.lk and the other well known auction site.

    Just came across 260586011760 on that auction site... seems a bit strange!
    "Police and Bailiff auction, Be quick ending soon."

    Has anyone got items from this kinda person on the auction site before? is the phone likely to be blocked, stolen? want to avoid this of course.. but it might be legit! Seems like a "too good to be true" and I know the rule...

    Any advice would be helpful please.

    Thanks,
    5nowman

    13 Comments

    DONT BUY IT
    It's not an auction for the phone. If you read carefully it's for a URL to a police-bailiff site, where you can supposedly by items for prices unmentioned in this auction.
    Basically a scam to catch out unwary buyers. Very misleading title and should really be reported to eBay

    EDIT:
    Few things to notice:
    1) There's no actual text in the auction. Only an image hosted outside ebay meaning if they get in trouble they can easily remove the image and no-one will have any proof against them.
    2) The delivery is "URL Delivery via Intangible Delivery Service" - so basically you'll get a link via email
    3) Note to ebay at the bottom: We hold master copyright to this listing, all infringements will be prosecuted, returns not accepted for digital delivered URL sales. (basically "you can't buy the link then use the scam as us or we'll prosecute you and sorry but if you fall for this you're not getting any money back!")

    Original Poster

    going to report them..

    nearly fell for it!
    thanks for the advice... why the freck do people do this!

    Banned

    It's a scam, same scammer, every weekend, they list high, sell loads knowing ebay are slow on the uptake weekends, avoid it unless you want to spend asges getting your money back, I have note even looked at the listing.

    5nowman;8387858

    going to report them..nearly fell for it! thanks for the advice... why … going to report them..nearly fell for it! thanks for the advice... why the freck do people do this!



    Because ebay are slow on the uptake on the weekends, easy pickings........

    Original Poster

    ! you cant anonymous report them?!
    I don't want this person to know I reported them! has over 100 rating too.. all positive!

    Banned

    i wouldnt buy an iphone on any auction site, to much risk of it getting reported stolen at a later date, but as said the above is a scam anyway

    Banned

    5nowman;8387871

    ! you cant anonymous report them?!I don't want this person to know I … ! you cant anonymous report them?!I don't want this person to know I reported them! has over 100 rating too.. all positive!



    only ebay know it is you, they dont tell the seller

    Original Poster

    Thanks MrBrightside1987, tinkerbell28 will be reporting them.
    Shall we spam this post? or leave it so other people are aware of this scam?

    Original Poster

    reported

    5nowman;8387877

    Thanks MrBrightside1987, tinkerbell28 will be reporting them.Shall we … Thanks MrBrightside1987, tinkerbell28 will be reporting them.Shall we spam this post? or leave it so other people are aware of this scam?



    I just reported it too. No harm in leaving it if it can help others too.

    the police do not auction of items on feebay any way they have their own auction website bumblebeeauctions.co.uk/XcA…asp

    Original Poster

    simplyjimbo;8387994

    the police do not auction of items on feebay any way they have their own … the police do not auction of items on feebay any way they have their own auction website http://www.bumblebeeauctions.co.uk/XcAuctionPro.asp



    LOL .. is that a serious website? with the google ads on the side! Got my report automatic email.
    Hope they do something about that person.

    Banned

    5nowman;8388015

    LOL .. is that a serious website? with the google ads on the side! Got … LOL .. is that a serious website? with the google ads on the side! Got my report automatic email.Hope they do something about that person.



    Yeah and then they will be back again.

    5nowman;8388015

    LOL .. is that a serious website? with the google ads on the side! Got … LOL .. is that a serious website? with the google ads on the side! Got my report automatic email.Hope they do something about that person.



    Yes its a serious website, if you look at the various listings you will see the constabulary and its address offering the item. Most items are for collection from the Police station property office detailed.

    Here's a little press report ]CLICKY
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