are Amazon Marketplace sellers posing as charities?

So I came across a Geforce GTX 1080 GPU for £277.10 being traded by an Amazon Marketplace seller under the name "Oxfam Wallingford Discounts": amazon.co.uk/dp/…8I/

It's such a huge discount it's gotta be a scam but the thing that surprises me the most is the adoption of the "Oxfam" name and logo. That is way beyond uncool I don't even know what to say...

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I'm sure someone posted a Sonos Playbar by the same seller on Amazon just earlier, however it looks like it's been removed cause I can't find it now. Dodgy.
Edited by: "BigDaveH" 7th Dec 2016

This was the deal they posted. Much cheaper than anywhere else.
amazon.co.uk/Son…4XM

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BigDaveH

This was the deal they posted. Much cheaper than anywhere … This was the deal they posted. Much cheaper than anywhere else.https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sonos-Playbar-black-Internet-Zugriff-Netzwerk-Anschluss/dp/B00BEHTKWC/ref=aag_m_pw_dp?ie=UTF8&m=A39VD6IOE594XM


Looks like the now classic... email me to arrange a private sale that will **** you over OR make the transaction through amazon and have it cancelled by the seller due to item not being in stock. If there's people stupid enough to fall for it, then there will be people trying to scam

JC2MULTIPLAYER000

Looks like the now classic... email me to arrange a private sale that … Looks like the now classic... email me to arrange a private sale that will **** you over OR make the transaction through amazon and have it cancelled by the seller due to item not being in stock. If there's people stupid enough to fall for it, then there will be people trying to scam


There is another guy, says he is Italy sent me the same email. He has over 16000 items on Amazon - all around £300 which are bargain prices. A right scam.
Edited by: "Sambat" 7th Dec 2016

5,115 total ratings seems like some is using the account for their own gain, or it's been hacked.


Alert amazon about it, Martin Lewis did a section on his show about this the other wk

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vicstar115

Alert amazon about it, Martin Lewis did a section on his show about this … Alert amazon about it, Martin Lewis did a section on his show about this the other wk


How do you alert amazon about this?

item can not be delivered....

JC2MULTIPLAYER000

How do you alert amazon about this?



I believe it's in a contact section, if not just talk to them on chat. Some bloke on the show got conned out of £600 through 'companies' like this

Yeah this is starting to get irritating, I'm getting camelcamelcamel alerts regularly for things way below any other price and in the item details requests you to e-mail them... I sell on Amazon too so I know how easy it is to get started selling, hopefully they'll introduce some extra checks to stop them getting through.

Looks very odd - definitely hacked somehow.
The address details are correct for Oxfam , and their other items 'for sale' are second hand books as you'd expect - except they have no stock of those.Yet - suddenly they are now selling Gaming cards & Hisense TV's , coffee machines & more and have exactly 5 in stock of each.

Like others have noticed, a potential bargain. I looked deeper and indeed it does look as though the Oxfam name has been hijacked. (Oh how badly I wanted this to be a bargain 1080)

Please send the link (There are a couple from the seller) to:

[email protected]oxfam.org.uk

The more people who report to Oxfam directly, the better. Amazon are unlikely to do much about this, they are lax when it comes to their marketplace sellers. Oxfam will likely force Amazon into action via threat of litigation if necessary.

Edited by: "alltaken123" 7th Dec 2016

I've just come across this seller who was selling a LXT600 Makita tool set for £265!

Now after a little digging and coming across I can see this seller has probably been hacked as suggested.

Really glad I found this feed...
Just been looking at an Acer Aspire VN7 laptop listed by 'Oxfam Wallingford Discounts' at the too good to be true price of £337.10 - my son found it this morning as he's been hunting for a laptop for Christmas. Something felt a bit fishy so I googled and came across this and other similar comments online. The delivery is stating not available for my (UK) address, prompting private contact not doubt likely leading to the offer of a private sale. Thankfully I'm not that daft, but an easy trap to fall into??
I've contacted both Oxfam and Amazon about it.

...and as if by magic all of the laptops I saw listed have now disappeared!!

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jayml

...and as if by magic all of the laptops I saw listed have now … ...and as if by magic all of the laptops I saw listed have now disappeared!!


to be fair, disappearing isn't that hard if they existed in the first place!

JC2MULTIPLAYER000

to be fair, disappearing isn't that hard if they existed in the first … to be fair, disappearing isn't that hard if they existed in the first place!


Exactly!!!

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