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-Slick-cRiSsI

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#1 11 years ago

Ok well I just want to share this with you.. I have not read this on Internet or somewhere else.. I have been fraud eBay!

Here's how it goes..

First, I was looking for an AlienWare Laptop on eBay. Found one perfect for me with 2 GB Ram, SLI GeForce graphic card, etc. The bid was at 600$ (which is low for an AlienWare gaming Laptop) but instead of bidding on the Item I emailed the seller for a Buy it now price. He answered few minutes after, talked to him and we finally had a deal at $800 US.

After giving him some personal information (address, real name) He said he would contact eBay to continue the transaction.. Around 1 hour later, I received an Email from [email]Checkout@ebay.com[/email] The email had all eBay email's layout and was looking good (good Item#, seller name, price, etc.)

The only problem was that 'eBay' was saying the seller couldn't use PayPal because his account was upgrading or something like that so the only safe payment method was Western Bank Transfer. (That's the part where I was dump) Again the email was from [email]checkout@ebay.com[/email] so I thought it was all right. The item was still on the site at that moment.

So I went the a Wester Union Bank and made the transaction. Then.. no more answers from the seller. Few hours later I was really worried because the seller was previously answering all my emails within the hour. So went on eBay and the item wasn't on the site anymore.

Waited 3 days and received no answer from the seller so I contacted eBay customer support. After a long chat with an eBay customer support person, I sent an email to eBay Fraud & security center reporting my problem.

It have been 3 weeks now.. Every time I am sending emails to eBay security center I receive a great looking pre-made email. I am not really tired of this.. after 3 chats with customer support and about 20 emails to eBay I am tired of this and probably won't see my $800 again..

I know I have been stupid.. Sending money via Western union bank isn't secured at all (now I know) and the transaction wasn't really on eBay website (was only my 3rd transaction on eBay) but I really think all this is eBay's fault. Why? Because the item was on their site for few days, the guy had an email address @ebay.com and they didn't do anything yet. The seller still have an account one eBay.. And that's really ridiculous.. I mean.. He fraud me and eBay is aware of this.. and he still can sell item?! wow really.. The seller user name is rskixass - Please do not make any transaction with this person.

Well that's all.. Just wanted to let you all know eBay isn't a safe place like I was thinking before. You may post comments about this now.. but please no 'omg you are so stupid'.




Ya Boi Rajon

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#2 11 years ago

I never trusted EBay in the first place.




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#3 11 years ago

There might be a way to sue the person over the matter as i have heard very similar cases where someone was duped and managed to sue the person. You might want to find a way to contact a government agency about this since its alot of money.




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#4 11 years ago

I contacted local police and should make a report to government internet fraud department but it's long and at the moment I'm tired of this.. Trust me it brings Lot of stress..




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#5 11 years ago

That really sucks for you. i mean who has the nerve to steal $800 from someone just trying to get a new alien notebook . if found this guy should be executed imedietly.




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#6 11 years ago

Well, he shouldn't be all that hard to track down seeing as you know what account you put the money into. But, to be honest, don't trust anything that doesn't involve PayPal. I like eBay and use it regularly, but you should always be suspicious when using it, using PayPal's pretty safe. But, to be honest, I wouldn't buy expensive items through eBay.




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#7 11 years ago

I feel stupid now.. I should have know there was something wrong when they asked us to pay with Western Union (Which is a safe site but only for for sending money to friends/ family)

And I wont buy anything for more then 70-80$ on eBay anymore.. And only with PayPal.

But 800$.. Damn that's BS

if found this guy should be executed imedietly.

Agreed! Or at least paying me a new AlienWare notebook :D




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#8 11 years ago
-Slick-cRiSsII feel stupid now.. I should have know there was something wrong when they asked us to pay with Western Union (Which is a safe site but only for for sending money to friends/ family)

Yep. Things like that are are a easy way to spot frauds if you know what your looking for. Sucks it had to happen to you though, i hope you can get the $800 back.

I'm pretty careful about buying stuff from ebay. I've bought alot of stuff so far, and haven't been scammed yet. Most of the things i buy only cost like $5-50 though, so that way if something happens, its not a huge loss.

I contacted local police and should make a report to government internet fraud department but it's long and at the moment I'm tired of this.. Trust me it brings Lot of stress..

Can't you report it directly to eBay?




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#9 11 years ago
-Slick-cRiSsI;3836506 It have been 3 weeks now.. Every time I am sending emails to eBay security center I receive a great looking pre-made email. I am really tired of this.. after 3 chats with customer support and about 20 emails to eBay I am tired of this and probably won't see my $800 again..

I did.. No good results..




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#10 11 years ago

Well, since you broke some most basic security rules you will probably be unable to catch and beat up the perpetrator yourself, but eBay should easily be able to give the police his real information, so if you just keep pushing your case nothing can stop the idiot from being brought to court, obviously unless he is a foreigner, then it depends on his location whether or not the authorities at his end will do anything about it. With your luck I'd guess chances are he is from e.g. Zimbabwe and you thus can't do anything other than accept the loss as a lesson; deals that sound too good to be true usually are...

Well, I suppose I should try to cheer you up a bit, our student association once bought a video projector on a Finnish Internet auction site, paid half in advance (I wasn't responsible for any of this), but never received anything. They then reported the crime, and with help from the site the police soon caught the criminal, a teenage idiot who had already committed dozens of frauds. Needless to say the retard lost the cases against him, but unfortunately he no longer had any money and thus could not be forced to pay. We are still waiting for the money, but as soon as he gets any kind of income over the minimum earnings he is allowed to afford the basics with, it will all go straight to distrait and his future is pretty much destroyed at least until his criminal records are wiped. :)