Official eBay Scam Police Thread

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
hi murbot,



I have found the same auction with the powerbook for an incredible price here in switzerland.



<a href="http://cgi.ebay.ch/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2075631303"; target="_blank">link</a>



could you kill it please ?



and let's use this thread to post eBay scam auctions, alright ?



[ 11-26-2002: Message edited by: Jonathan ]</p>
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  • Reply 1 of 32
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,261member
    I usually just mess with the Canadian (and the odd US) auctions. I'll see what I can do I guess.



    Been messing at ebay Canada today.



    <a href="http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2075705448"; target="_blank">One</a>



    <a href="http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2075591383"; target="_blank">Two</a>



    <a href="http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2075682222"; target="_blank">Three</a>





    *yawn*





    <a href="http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2074652326"; target="_blank">This</a> is another interesting one I'm checking out right now. Been trying to contact this guy since this morning, and of course he's not responding - I wanted to do a local pickup and pay in cash. Looks alright, he's got a feedback rating of 8. But if you look a little closer...



    His most recent customer <a href="http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2072439422"; target="_blank">bought a 1GHz G4 TiBook</a> a week ago. The auction went up at 22:27 EST, and he ended it early to sell to the high bidder at the current price... at 22:32 EST. 5 minutes. Suuuuuuure.



    The second guy on his feedback list, same thing. At least they waited 10 minuted before ending <a href="http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2073190848"; target="_blank">that one</a>.



    And wouldn't you know it, each of the remaining people that have bought from him won their auctions with only 99 cents. He started this a little over a month ago, and now he's going on to the real people. Time to shut this guy down.







    [ 11-26-2002: Message edited by: murbot ]</p>
  • Reply 2 of 32
    der kopfder kopf Posts: 2,275member
    Sherlock murbot.



    That is some impressive snooping around that you're performing.
  • Reply 3 of 32
    murbot's da' MAN!
  • Reply 4 of 32
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,261member
    Looks like the big boys are on this one.



    <a href="http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2074652326"; target="_blank">Linkage</a>.



    [ 11-26-2002: Message edited by: murbot ]</p>
  • Reply 5 of 32
    nick stokes csi....you mur?
  • Reply 6 of 32
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,261member
    No I think it's the real Nick Stokes, from the Las Vegas Crime Lab.



    If Grissom is helping too, this guy is done.
  • Reply 7 of 32
    it is now gone...g
  • Reply 8 of 32
    mur:



    ONLY SERIOUS BUYERS!!!The item will be shipped from Europe.Payment will be done by Western Union or Money Gram only.You have 7 days money back guarantee.GOOD LUCK!!!





    get at em boy...

    <a href="http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2075656084"; target="_blank">here</a>





    like the GOOD LUCK part....the buyer will need it...g



    this guy has only bought small items before and now suddenly has three computers for sell from europe....does this happen all the time at the ebayCA site???



    [ 11-26-2002: Message edited by: thegelding ]</p>
  • Reply 9 of 32
    alcimedesalcimedes Posts: 5,486member
    i love how they cut and pasted the entire description, then include a pic. with zip disks even though that has nothing to do with the item they're selling.



    yeah!
  • Reply 10 of 32
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,261member
    [quote]Originally posted by thegelding:

    <strong>it is now gone...g</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Thank you, thank you. *bows*







    Got an email from eBay, and I quote:



    Dear Mack Buddy,





    Please be advised that the following auction:



    2074652326 - Apple G4 Powerbook 1GHz/1Gb/60Gb/SuperDrive++



    was ended early by eBay. The auction was ended due to the account suspension of the seller.

    All results for this auction are null and void.





    Regards,

    Customer Support (Trust and Safety Department)

    eBay Inc




    Being a vigilante is cool.



    [ 11-26-2002: Message edited by: murbot ]</p>
  • Reply 11 of 32
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,261member
    [quote]get at em boy...

    <a href="http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2075656084"; target="_blank">here</a>





    like the GOOD LUCK part....the buyer will need it...g



    this guy has only bought small items before and now suddenly has three computers for sell from europe....does this happen all the time at the ebayCA site???[/QB]<hr></blockquote>



    This guy is hiding from me! ha ha



    He's got a brand new PowerBook G4 listed under Laptops & Accessories &gt; Laptops, Notebooks &gt; Other Brands



    I will crush him.&lt;/Dolph&gt;



    (yes, it does happen all the time)
  • Reply 12 of 32
    torifiletorifile Posts: 4,024member
    <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> murbot, you're my hero. But I'm glad I don't own any eBay stock. YOu should get some kind of commission for this...
  • Reply 13 of 32
    please let them know that he has three computers on auction right now...only one apple....i guess we could let the pc buyers suffer.......but that would be mean.......your call....g
  • Reply 14 of 32
    Hahaha, wow. You rock, murbot!



    Someday I want to buy an authentic murbot-preowned Mac...
  • Reply 15 of 32
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,261member
    <a href="http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2076064841"; target="_blank">Scam #1</a>

    <a href="http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2076071629"; target="_blank">Scam #2</a>



    These guys never quit. He has these two auctions both running right now, and they have different usernames but the exact same product photos. He puts the auctions up at eBay Canada, but wants Western Union payment to him in Romania.



    eBay had already been notified of one of these auctions, so there are other people doing the same thing, which is nice.



    I've been shutting this particular scumbag down for about 6 months. He always includes a Pro Keyboard, Pro Mouse, extra battery, AirPort Card, Power Adapter, iPod, and an AirPort Base Station. Bastard.



    I also won <a href="http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2075937910&rd=1"; target="_blank">this auction</a> for a dual 1.25 GHz PowerMac yesterday. I think this is a hacked user ID here. The guy has a 152 rating, but his email to me after the auction lists his address as being in Valcea, Romania, and of course he wants Western Union payment. (Western Union = too bad if you don't get the product)



    That's it. I'm emailing eBay a freakin' resume.



    edit - I did a member info search on that hacked ID, and it's a lady in Ontario. I just left a message on her machine. How the HELL do these guys hack these IDs? Unbelievable.



    [ 11-27-2002: Message edited by: murbot ]</p>
  • Reply 16 of 32
    yeah, you see what that person has been selling?



    from teddy bears and tea pots to PowerMacs. Suuuuure.



    in any case, having someone like you around murbot really helps out the Mac community. it's nice to know that you're not (as) likely to get ripped off buying a Mac, even from e-bay because mac users watch out for each other.



    so how do you get to be e-bay police again?



    that looks like fun.
  • Reply 17 of 32
    leonisleonis Posts: 3,427member
    Murbot = eBay god
  • Reply 18 of 32
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,261member
    Hey, my crook hunting username just got <a href="http://cgi2.ebay.ca/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback&userid=nick_stokes_csi"; target="_blank">positive feedback</a>!



    This lady contacted me after I got hold of her, turns out this clown hacked an unprotected mail server of some sort and got her info.



    [ 11-27-2002: Message edited by: murbot ]</p>
  • Reply 19 of 32
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    Keep up the good work murbot
  • Reply 20 of 32
    sdw2001sdw2001 Posts: 16,937member
    You rock. Bastards!
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