Does anyone know how to report amazon sellers...?

Basically I just found an unreal deal for a gtx 1080 which is too good to be true, however its clearly a scam. The guys name says something about contacting him on his email. After a quick search of his email address, I found someone else saying he is a scammer but in german.

Please continue to the amazon item at your own risk and please certainly do not buy it. If you know how to, report the seller.

amazon.co.uk/dp/…-21 (the item)

The seller:

amazon.co.uk/gp/…th=

I dont want anyone on here to post it as a deal because its a clear scam.

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If someone is stupid enough to not go through amazon,then they deserve to be scammed.

Original Poster

there used to be two of these cards when i found it, and now theres only one. looks like someone bought it.

There are about a million of them, EVERY single LG 4K TV I looked at yesterday had a fake lowest price "please email" message.

Original Poster

The seller has around 6k worth of items for sale, and the account was just made. It looks like its automated...

There are literally hundreds if not thousands of these scams on Amazon now - many of the high value items have them; cameras, phones, computers etc. I first noticed them a few months ago but it seems to have grown massively in the last couple of months. It looks as though Amazon don't know how to fix the problem, which is a bit pathetic IMHO.

ThatTechGuy

there used to be two of these cards when i found it, and now theres only … there used to be two of these cards when i found it, and now theres only one. looks like someone bought it.


Should be OK as buyer will have paid via Amazon website and so is covered financially, but not covered for the disappointment nor inconvenience.

tokamo

There are literally hundreds if not thousands of these scams on Amazon … There are literally hundreds if not thousands of these scams on Amazon now - many of the high value items have them; cameras, phones, computers etc. I first noticed them a few months ago but it seems to have grown massively in the last couple of months. It looks as though Amazon don't know how to fix the problem, which is a bit pathetic IMHO.

Yeah noticed huge amounts of these lately.

To answer the question, speak on live chat. They will forward it on. I did this to an account and it was banned shortly after.

I honestly don't know why Amazon doesn't have a review process.

This appears to be a popular Scam on Amazon recently . What with all their computer managed systems etc it seems their vetting systems must be Stone age . They used to be everyones' favourite on line retailer , sadly their relentless pursuit of profit by any means (and not great pricing) puts them back into the crowd .

plebbygiraffe

Yeah noticed huge amounts of these lately.To answer the question, speak … Yeah noticed huge amounts of these lately.To answer the question, speak on live chat. They will forward it on. I did this to an account and it was banned shortly after.I honestly don't know why Amazon doesn't have a review process.


Cheaper to let folks get scammed , then refund the customer- than to run a proper vetting procedure prior to customers being scammed ?

rogparki

Cheaper to let folks get scammed , then refund the customer- than to run … Cheaper to let folks get scammed , then refund the customer- than to run a proper vetting procedure prior to customers being scammed ?

The problem is that isn't the issue.

The problem is, and how these scams work is not Amazon paying the seller some dosh, it is customers handing their money over outside of Amazon.

If you order via Amazon they'll cancel the order and make excuses for why you need to pay using other methods.

Amazon can't help you then.

plebbygiraffe

The problem is that isn't the issue.The problem is, and how these scams … The problem is that isn't the issue.The problem is, and how these scams work is not Amazon paying the seller some dosh, it is customers handing their money over outside of Amazon.If you order via Amazon they'll cancel the order and make excuses for why you need to pay using other methods.Amazon can't help you then.



I agree - the people who are getting scammed will likely have no recourse to Amazon because they will have made an off marketplace payment via Western Union or something.

As you said, a vetting procedure for new accounts might solve a part of the problem though I have also seen this on others accounts that appear to have been hi-jacked.

tokamo

I agree - the people who are getting scammed will likely have no recourse … I agree - the people who are getting scammed will likely have no recourse to Amazon because they will have made an off marketplace payment via Western Union or something. As you said, a vetting procedure for new accounts might solve a part of the problem though I have also seen this on others accounts that appear to have been hi-jacked.

Yeah.

All it would take it vetting of all changes to customer profiles. In the grand scheme of things I wouldn't expect that this would be a common thing happening.

I suspect these scammers typically sign up and do go through a vetting processing, but they would initially have a legit sounding name.

I see your point , the scammer, acting under the veneer of respectability gained by being a listing on the Amazon site , then scams you by effectively inviting you to break Amazons T&Cs (deal direct with said seller) . I suppose if buyers are foolish enough to do that they deserve to be scammed .

On the otherhand you could say that Amazon have a duty of care as you just followed links from what you thought was a genuine Amazon marketplace deal .

This seems to be a big problem on Amazon now and people are falling for it. I'm surprised Amazon hasn't added a report button next to 3rd party sellers.
Edited by: "kiish" 15th Dec 2016

wopw thats funny
cos i have reported the same guy twice in as many weeks. search the tooms hardware forum and you will probably find my thread. The same guy set up twice, offereing a few 1080 (msi gaming x in my case) aT 350 ish quid. i reported it on both occasions. just get a chat window going and tell them, furnishing them with the link etc. its what i did and amazon acted on it. bASICALLY YOU CANT GET a 1070 for less than 400 ish. a 1080 for less than etc. just look at main retailers and wait for sales and new card releases.

the scammers are identifying products with low liquidity and low price elasticity. these have lots of people wanting = sukkas

Well I'll tell you what happened to me and I'm very careful with viruses, phishing etc and I';m 100% sure I haven't accidentally given away my login details. Anyway I started getting emails from Amazon for setting up a seller account and then emails about orders placed on Amazon Spain and Italy.
Someone somehow was using my account to scam. I contacted Amazon and Actionfraud. Amazon did suspend my account to clean it but Actionfraud didn't do much. I wanted to shut that account down but doesn't seem easy to do.
Edited by: "mr_geese" 15th Dec 2016

ive just reported him for you. yay

louloul

ive just reported him for you. yay



He will be up and running with a new account by dawn.

indeed. thats the third time

im still on with amazon, trying to get a free fir for my troubles

moaargh. actually im shooting for two

but its not looking great

well, basically bah humbug

plebbygiraffe

Yeah.All it would take it vetting of all changes to customer profiles. In … Yeah.All it would take it vetting of all changes to customer profiles. In the grand scheme of things I wouldn't expect that this would be a common thing happening.I suspect these scammers typically sign up and do go through a vetting processing, but they would initially have a legit sounding name.


You have to put passport or licence photocopy

tokamo

There are literally hundreds if not thousands of these scams on Amazon … There are literally hundreds if not thousands of these scams on Amazon now - many of the high value items have them; cameras, phones, computers etc. I first noticed them a few months ago but it seems to have grown massively in the last couple of months. It looks as though Amazon don't know how to fix the problem, which is a bit pathetic IMHO.



Yeah there was something on Watchdog about this two weeks ago about someone that bought a DSLR camera and was scammed. Terrible that Amazon effectively allow this.

It's about time Amazon clamped down on these crooks they have the money and resources to do it.

furbars

It's about time Amazon clamped down on these crooks they have the money … It's about time Amazon clamped down on these crooks they have the money and resources to do it.


Does Amazon care, probably not.
Half the stuff they sell now is cheap Chinese junk that is danger to your home or family, and hasn't passed any safety standards.

louloul

ive just reported him for you. yay


You're going to be busy if you want to report the scam sellers on Amazon......
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