E-bay scam - preying on buyers and sellers - Mountain Buzz

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-25-2006   #1
Andy H.'s Avatar
Wheat Ridge, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1995
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 3,620
E-bay scam - preying on buyers and sellers

Here's a post off the UtahRafters list about a scam on e-bay. Thanks for posting this, Rich.


From: richp
To: utahrafters
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2006 3:24 PM
Subject: [utahrafters] Another eBay-related Scam

Donnie at REO had a cat on eBay a week or so ago, and I unsuccessfully
bid on it. Several days after the auction closed, I received an
official-looking message supposedly from the seller (Raymond K)
advising me that the original winnner had backed out and I could buy
it at my last bid. Didn't ask for personal info, passwords, or
anything -- just what looked like the usual eBay message with a box to
send a note to the seller and arrange payment.

Since I knew I was going to be in Flag this week, I called Donnie at
REO and asked him if I could see the boat before I decided to take it
or not. He told me that not only had the boat been sold, but that he
didn't have anyone named Raymond on his crew there.

I've reported this to eBay, with their usual automated response. But
for those on this list who use eBay to get some of their gear, it's
worth being aware of this kind of scam.

As it turns out, I visited a bit with Donnie this morning. He confirms
that he hears about a lot of these kinds of scams, and that he also
regularly receives attempts to scam him for items supposedly not
delivered, etc., so it can happen to sellers as well.


Rich P.

Nothing in the world is more yielding and gentle than water. Yet it has no equal for conquering the resistant and tough. The flexible can overcome the unbending; the soft can overcome the hard. - Lao Tse
Andy H. is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[b]BOAT SELLERS BEWARE[/b] grahamfrank15 Whitewater Kayaking 7 04-04-2007 01:49 PM
Paul Simon scammer, scamming swap sellers powdahound76 Winter Buzz 3 10-04-2006 12:26 PM
Smells like a scam? kayakross Whitewater Kayaking 11 05-12-2006 10:37 AM
SCAM!!! GEAR SWAP!! erdvm1 Whitewater Kayaking 0 10-01-2004 03:06 PM

» Classified Ads
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:16 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.