WTF?! Ebay scam?

I put up a listing for my camcorder and someone has bought it but Ive got emails from this woman telling me to send to nigeria even though shes never sent the payment. I know this is a bloody scam but i'm so angry because now I need to pay for the fee's!! is there anyway i can stop this in the future??

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Original Poster

BTW here is the email and shes asking me to send an invoice she can go **** herself.

Hi Seller,

I was just browsing through ebay to see
if i could get something so cute,nice,lovely and cheap
as a supposed Xmas present for a beloved friend who works with
a petroleum company in west Africa as an expertrate
while i am going on a nuclear inspection tour in North
Korea and i won't be coming back home till after january
and so i decide to buy him this particurlar gift .i was supposed to send him a christmas gift but due to the fact that i was very busy that is why i want to send him a belated xmas gift.
so i want to know if
the item is in its top condition as i dont want to buy
him a faulty item. I also want to ask if you can help
me send the item down to west Africa (Nigeria)on my
behalf as i am due to leave for Asia soon so wont be
able to receive the item here in the US.

Moreover,I'll find out the postage cost to my friends
address from UK and i'll duly include it with payment.

One last thing,i've been notify that my ebay account
was hijacked after i bought your item earlier today
and my account suspended.I have reported this to ebay
and they are currently working on restoring my
account.

pls find below the postage address:

Mr Yemi Song
14, Joel Dunmade Close
Itire, Surulere,
Lagos, 23401,
Nigeria.

Hope to read from you soonest.

Thanks

typical nigerian scam,report to ebay,claim for item not paid for...and get fees refunded & relist,dont accept overseas bidders and bidders with less than 10 feedback

Original Poster

boothy;1564483

claim for item not paid for...and get fees refunded & relist



doesn't it need to be a few days before she hasn't paid though?

Report them to ebay,then send them a box with dogs**t in it.

report it to ebay, youll get fees back.

Original Poster

Oh this is bloody great

"You cannot report an Unpaid Item dispute for this item until after 17-Feb-2008."

you do get them back eventually...just takes a bit of time,you can relist in the meantime though

We should have a worldwide boycott Ebay week! No selling,no buying. They have been ripping the pish for a while now,but it is getting beyond a joke,what with the new rules coming in etc. and don't get me started on PP. I have 10 guitars that I want to sell,so if we could maybe make it next month :whistling:

Original Poster

I've relisted now, I hope I can get my fee's back and I hope its a genuine buyer this time. I don't get why they allow 'private sellers'
this is her ebay: *************.co.uk/fel…973

is there anyway i can stop this in the future??



Yes. Don't list on ebay. It'll NEVER happen again :thumbsup:

Original Poster

LOL true... shes sending me fake paypal emails now, I'm getting majorly annoyed all I wanted was to sell a bloody camera

*How much did you 'sell' it for, out of interest?* Forget that question, £130

Wonder if this also was a belated xmas gift : 200198918266 :shock:

we've all been there! good idea about the dog ****!

Banned

donnydude;1564533

we've all been there! good idea about the dog ****!



Indeed it is, especially if they have no dog. Clean them streets of the filthy muck! We'll not worry about the affects of unnecessary overseas mail...

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Shengis;1564525

How much did you 'sell' it for, out of interest?Wonder if this also was a … How much did you 'sell' it for, out of interest?Wonder if this also was a belated xmas gift : 200198918266 :shock:





:shock:

I sold it for £130 so thats about £5 in fee's

Original Poster

donnydude;1564533

we've all been there! good idea about the dog ****!



it is a good idea, i'm considering it :whistling:

Banned

remove worlwide from your lisitings, only allow uk:thumbsup:

nacider;1564555

:shock: I sold it for £130 so thats about £5 in fee's



HA! I beat you to it:p

Just a warning though, as you've relisted it already you 'may' have forfitted your FVF refund from ebay. Not 100% on that though.

Original Poster

sassie;1564561

remove worlwide from your lisitings, only allow uk:thumbsup:



how do i do that? i sound a bit thick lol but i don't really sell on ebay

Original Poster

Shengis;1564564

HA! I beat you to it:pJust a warning though, as you've relisted it … HA! I beat you to it:pJust a warning though, as you've relisted it already you 'may' have forfitted your FVF refund from ebay. Not 100% on that though.




I'm not to sure, its still in my sold items bit.. maybe I will? who knows only Feb 17th will tell

Banned

Why not make a second chance offer to the second placed bidder rather than relisting?

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csiman;1564574

Why not make a second chance offer to the second placed bidder rather … Why not make a second chance offer to the second placed bidder rather than relisting?



It was a buy it now/make best offer and I just put it up a few hours ago :shock:

nacider;1564571

I'm not to sure, its still in my sold items bit.. maybe I will? who knows … I'm not to sure, its still in my sold items bit.. maybe I will? who knows only Feb 17th will tell



Yeah, put in for an NPB anyway, nothing to lose, everything to gain ;-)

As to the worldwide option, revise your listing and look for something like 'countries I ship to', it's probably hidden away in a poxy java box. Select uk only. It's been so long since i've listed anything on there I can't really remember, but fwiw I got caught by that as well. Sold an Escort WRC spoiler on BIN, collection only and some french **** bought it and asked how much the postage was:roll: Had to relist, got my FVF back and sold it to some bird from up north. She was well happy with it, drove 200 miles to pick it up :lol:

Original Poster

Shengis;1564584

Yeah, put in for an NPB anyway, nothing to lose, everything to gain ;-)As … Yeah, put in for an NPB anyway, nothing to lose, everything to gain ;-)As to the worldwide option, revise your listing and look for something like 'countries I ship to', it's probably hidden away in a poxy java box. Select uk only. It's been so long since i've listed anything on there I can't really remember, but fwiw I got caught by that as well. Sold an Escort WRC spoiler on BIN, collection only and some french **** bought it and asked how much the postage was:roll: Had to relist, got my FVF back and sold it to some bird from up north. She was well happy with it, drove 200 miles to pick it up :lol:


lol ok thanks, i think i got it..
lol @ the french guy, thought it was only ever nigerians who scammed :whistling:

Original Poster

keep getting emails from the scum, fake ebay and paypal. in the junk folder they go

post them on here,we could do with a laugh

boothy;1564787

post them on here,we could do with a laugh



Yea people could think up humorous replies and get them to take photos of themselves doing weird **** ala 419eater :lol:

yeah could do with a bit of scambaiting

Mate sold his PSP on ebay a few weeks back, got a "paypal" email through, he though it was legit so sent the psp. Few days on, he realised the email was fake and the address he sent to was a flat.

Ive always wanted to see a fake paypal email so go on upload the email :thumbsup:

Original Poster

Dear Merchant,

Thank you for using Paypal for your online auctions. We at Paypal are ensuring that all our customers and auction site are fraud free.

In our efforts to secure our merchants, We are now recieving payments for items that are to be shipped internationally through our secure server. This is to ensure that the seller and buyer do their responsibility in every transaction we handle.

We have now resolved the buyers account issues and recieved payment from the buyer of your eBay Auction Listing . This payment is currently pending to be credited into your account due to the security measures we have taken. You are now required to ship out the item and send us the shipment reference number for verification of shipment. As soon as we have verified the shipment which normally takes about 5 minutes, your account will be credited with the full payment. This security methods have been taken due to fraudulent sellers on eBay , if you click the links below you will see an example of these sellers:

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We await the shipment reference number for verification so we can credit your account immediately. Note that you are advised not to send out the shipment reference number to the buyer until we have verified the shipment and credited your account.

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The Paypal Team.

Original Poster

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Original Poster

http://i32.tinypic.com/261j1p5.jpg

And thats the last one

I never allow overseas bidders to bid for my auctions anymore for this reason, it's a shame that the Nigerians have ruined it for everyone else.

Go to prefs and click don't allow bidders with -1 or below negative feedback and don't allow bidders from overseas.

Imagine if you were actually a genuine Nigerian? :giggle:

Money Spinning;1564991

Imagine if you were actually a genuine Nigerian? :giggle:


Do any exist in the eBay community?

has anyone actualyl ever checked out these kind of peoples adresses? id love to see what happens if u turned up there lol.

i've had some girls from the usa bought my camcorders and asked me to send to her husband in nigeria...
i asked her to pay first but never reply so it wasnt as sophisticated as you've got here (fake ebay/paypal email etc). As far as i remember i didnt pay any fees to ebay...

A question thou, im now sellin another stuff and ask bidder with less than 10 feedback to email me first... but still ive got someone with 3 feedback bidding.

Wat shud i do? wait til it finish and see whther he/she pay or just tell him/her to retract bid?

Original Poster

Mclovin;1565075

has anyone actualyl ever checked out these kind of peoples adresses? id … has anyone actualyl ever checked out these kind of peoples adresses? id love to see what happens if u turned up there lol.



i don't think i'd like to visit nigeria since 99% of them are scammers, i would imagine its not a very nice country lol

nuabdi;1565130

Wat shud i do? wait til it finish and see whther he/she pay or just tell … Wat shud i do? wait til it finish and see whther he/she pay or just tell him/her to retract bid?



I would send them a question, if they reply and sound OK then let it ride, if they fail to reply or their comprehension of the English language is suspect then cancel their bid, we all have to start somewhere on Ebay so if we cancelled everyone's under 10 feedback it wouldn't be very successful.

nuabdi;1565130

i've had some girls from the usa bought my camcorders and asked me to … i've had some girls from the usa bought my camcorders and asked me to send to her husband in nigeria... i asked her to pay first but never reply so it wasnt as sophisticated as you've got here (fake ebay/paypal email etc). As far as i remember i didnt pay any fees to ebay...A question thou, im now sellin another stuff and ask bidder with less than 10 feedback to email me first... but still ive got someone with 3 feedback bidding. Wat shud i do? wait til it finish and see whther he/she pay or just tell him/her to retract bid?



You can cancel their bid if you want as they haven't abided by your t&c's

cancel the bid yourself don't mess about
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