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    Do you think this ebay seller is legit?

    I stumbled across this which seems a good deal... BUT is it too good to be true?
    http://****.co.uk/BRA…531

    31 Comments

    Original Poster

    you can't post links to ebay, post the item number...

    but if you have to ask, its probably not legit.
    Edited by: "emhaslam" 11th Jan 2011

    Could be legit, a lot of feedback but for small value items mostly. If it looks to good to be true, then it usually is.

    Original Poster

    emhaslam

    you can't post links to ebay, post the item number...but if you have to … you can't post links to ebay, post the item number...but if you have to ask, its probably not legit.



    Ahh sorry mate.

    Item number: 310285833521

    The reason I query it is that the seller has excellent feedback!

    First time selling Mobile phones. Not sure where he got 50 Iphones from, at that price, I dont know how he is making profit. Apple have very strict distribution and strict pricing.

    Also note: Shipped from Romania

    Edit: Phone them 01594|841545 and say you want to pick up
    Edited by: "strike" 11th Jan 2011

    Na - he's had his a/c hacked. They'll be shut down very soon.

    http://****.co.uk/bal…on/

    "WARNING!!!! I am being attacked by a hacker I DO NOT SELL IPHONES DO NOT SEND MONEY TO SCAMMER [email protected] I only sell balloons and party items"

    Item location - Romania. oO

    qwerta369

    http://****.co.uk/balloon-baron/"WARNING!!!! I am being attacked by a … http://****.co.uk/balloon-baron/"WARNING!!!! I am being attacked by a hacker I DO NOT SELL IPHONES DO NOT SEND MONEY TO SCAMMER [email protected] I only sell balloons and party items"

    No wonder he was Hacked the silly sellers password is BALLOON & was easy for me to log-on using his details.

    If you have to ask it kinda of says it all.

    I just reported the listing. Some poor idiot has bought one, let's just hope they don't pay!

    WheresMeNuts

    No wonder he was Hacked the silly sellers password is (easily guessable) … No wonder he was Hacked the silly sellers password is (easily guessable) was easy for me to log-on using his details.



    Merely the act of logging on could be seen as a criminal offence under the computer misuse act. Hope you were using some good proxies. Gary McKinnon did little more damage than just logging on and look what the American Government want to do to him. Regardless of that it does highlight the importance of having an un-guessable password. Perhaps someone should message him and explain a) how to cancel an item (perhaps now you have access to his account you could do this for him) and b) how to change his password.

    Would recommend you delete the password from your post to ensure there is no further unauthorised access, this guy has already had his fair share of it.
    Edited by: "anewman" 11th Jan 2011

    midjet666

    I just reported the listing. Some poor idiot has bought one, let's just … I just reported the listing. Some poor idiot has bought one, let's just hope they don't pay!



    That buyer must have paid - the auction requires immediate payment with paypal.

    anewman

    Merely the act of logging on could be seen as a criminal offence under … Merely the act of logging on could be seen as a criminal offence under the computer misuse act. Hope you were using some good proxies. Gary McKinnon did little more damage than just logging on and look what the American Government want to do to him. Regardless of that it does highlight the importance of having an un-guessable password. Perhaps someone should message him and explain a) how to cancel an item (perhaps now you have access to his account you could do this for him) and b) how to change his password.Would recommend you delete the password from your post to ensure there is no further unauthorised access, this guy has already had his fair share of it.

    I think if you read the Password again you will get the Story of my Post :-)

    qwerta369

    That buyer must have paid - the auction requires immediate payment with … That buyer must have paid - the auction requires immediate payment with paypal.



    Ebay should have been able to spot this was a hacker, a different IP address etc, when I've logged onto my laptop instead of my PC, I'm always asked to prove it's me and I have a phone call at my home number, why haven't they done it with this seller's account?!

    WheresMeNuts

    I think if you read the Password again you will get the Story of my Post … I think if you read the Password again you will get the Story of my Post :-)


    Nope, must be lost on me sorry.

    Original Poster

    He sent me this email...

    ''Hi,

    The price for 1 BRAND NEW Apple iPhone 4 32GB 32 GB 4G HD FACTROY UNLOCKED is 500 Euro with free shipping and if you buy more i will make considerable discount.
    The iphone works with any sim card in the world. It will remain unlocked even when you upgrade the iPhone software in future. It's Original Apple iPhone with 1 Year International Warranty.
    I can ship it like a gift so you won't have to pay custom taxes.
    I will ship it through UPS air express so you can receive it in 2-3 days.For payment i accept only Western Union money transfer.
    If you are interested to buy please provide me your full name,phone# and shipping address so i can make a reservation at the UPS agency and i will get back to you with my details so you can make the payment.
    Let me know if you have further questions.

    Thanks,
    Adrian




    So I replied with this...

    ''Can I buy 10 of these? As I need to resell and put the money towards getting this MUG tattoo that certainly you believe I have plastered across my forehead



    Would you also receive the monies if I withdrew 500 ‘euro’ and post it down the drain (which would be the equivalent of send money as a gift to your bad self!



    Please let me know asap!



    Paul

    lol @ above

    Just as I was asking ebay why the phones were still visible, the listing was removed. Just now.

    Banned

    dcx_badass

    Never done that for me, and I doubt they would as most adsl services have … Never done that for me, and I doubt they would as most adsl services have a dynamic IP so have a new one all the time.



    they've done it to me a couple of times, which is bloody annoying if I'm at work and they want to call me at home

    WheresMeNuts

    No wonder he was Hacked the silly sellers password is (easily guessable) … No wonder he was Hacked the silly sellers password is (easily guessable) was easy for me to log-on using his details.

    Gary McKinnon

    It was not a mistake that there was a huge security stand down on … It was not a mistake that there was a huge security stand down on September 11 last year … I am SOLO. I will continue to disrupt at the highest levels



    Gary did a little more damage than that, actually. Despite the subsequent claims that he just logged in and looked around, the reality is more this:



    Which he posted on a pentagon computer. Guilty as sin...

    WheresMeNuts

    No wonder he was Hacked the silly sellers password is BALLOON & was easy … No wonder he was Hacked the silly sellers password is BALLOON & was easy for me to log-on using his details.



    I run this account on ebay and I can assure you that my password was not balloon.
    The hacker changed it to keep me out.
    and what the heck are you doing hacking the account as well!!!
    Edited by moderator: "swearing removed, family forums" 11th Jan 2011

    anewman

    Merely the act of logging on could be seen as a criminal offence under … Merely the act of logging on could be seen as a criminal offence under the computer misuse act. Hope you were using some good proxies. Gary McKinnon did little more damage than just logging on and look what the American Government want to do to him. Regardless of that it does highlight the importance of having an un-guessable password. Perhaps someone should message him and explain a) how to cancel an item (perhaps now you have access to his account you could do this for him) and b) how to change his password.Would recommend you delete the password from your post to ensure there is no further unauthorised access, this guy has already had his fair share of it.



    Oh shut up, seriously.

    Thousands and thousands of accounts are logged into non-legitimately every hour of the day, 99.999% of the time nothing happens.

    You remind me of people who shout "STEROIDS ARE BAD FOR YOU 100% OF THE TIME" when they know **** all about the drug.

    oO wtf lol

    dxx


    Oh some text in notepad, how damaging and destructive. Certainly warrants an extradition, claimed costs to repair in the millions, and many years in prison to make him a scape goat for the terrorists cause you "don't mess with the big boys in America". But you would think the Government would have not used the default passwords. Pretty much anyone with even the slightest comprehension of a programming language/scripting could have done what Gary did with a little effort. He could have done far more damage such as deleting or modifying actual files.

    If the Government has nothing to hide, why are they so concerned about someone accessing their computers?!

    ilovepink

    oO wtf lol



    Exactly what I was thinking! pmsl!

    Wotwot123

    Oh shut up, seriously.Thousands and thousands of accounts are logged into … Oh shut up, seriously.Thousands and thousands of accounts are logged into non-legitimately every hour of the day, 99.999% of the time nothing happens.


    It is kind of different when someone is actually using the account to scam people. Could one assume someone logging in may be in touch with the scammer perhaps?!

    http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x194/emmalou_1983/1238409599_nom_nom.gif

    Wotwot123

    You remind me of people who shout "STEROIDS ARE BAD FOR YOU 100% OF THE … You remind me of people who shout "STEROIDS ARE BAD FOR YOU 100% OF THE TIME" when they know **** all about the drug.



    http://www.z99.com/files/u21/women-bodybuilder-trainwreck-29.jpg

    qwerta369


    Wow what a hottie, clearly roids = good for more than treatment of skin conditions and Asthma.

    sales9

    I run this account on ebay and I can assure you that my password was not … I run this account on ebay and I can assure you that my password was not balloon.The hacker changed it to keep me out.and what the heck are you doing hacking the account as well!!!

    HaHa this is funny.............If you like anewman never got the Joke then all I can say is S-O-R-R-Y
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