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Offline JHG1958

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EBay scam
« on: 06.01. 2021 19:38 »
I think someone is stealing pictures of classic motorbikes and using a hacked eBay account to get people to contact them.  See the A7 A10 RRTW at https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/184610216201

The seller is selling loads of bikes and cars like this.  All single picture plus a picture with some text and an email to make contact.  The seller has bought some items but has no feedback from anything they have sold. Bastards!

If it looks too good to be true it probably is not real.


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Re: EBay scam
« Reply #1 on: 06.01. 2021 20:19 »
G'day John.
Definitely a scam. And roped a few bidders in. I'd love half the items he has for sale and the prices are unreal!
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Re: EBay scam
« Reply #2 on: 06.01. 2021 22:01 »
Hi
Scam indeed
Some bidders have raised the price for an LC Yam to 20k , LOL
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Yamaha-RD350LC-1982-UK-Bike/184610216803

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Re: EBay scam
« Reply #3 on: 06.01. 2021 23:05 »
0***8 has bid 4 times. Wonder if it's a mate?
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Re: EBay scam
« Reply #4 on: 06.01. 2021 23:15 »
Those links fail now.

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Re: EBay scam
« Reply #5 on: 07.01. 2021 02:07 »
I think he bit off more than he could chew having that many items. Blind Freddy could see it.
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Re: EBay scam
« Reply #6 on: 07.01. 2021 15:19 »
He has gone now.  It took eBay less than a day to remove them after I Reported it.  I wonder how stupid you would need to be to fall for such an obvious scam. I get emails that are so obvious I feel insulted.

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Re: EBay scam
« Reply #7 on: 07.01. 2021 15:40 »
"I get emails that are so obvious I feel insulted".
I once discussed the lousy grammar used in these scams with a detective  I knew and he informed me it was deliberate and not because the sender was uneducated. The ide was that intelligent people who immediately suspected something would not be wasting the fraudster's time, so he / she could concentrate on the dim / gullible.
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Re: EBay scam
« Reply #8 on: 10.01. 2021 08:57 »
A little test I use is to click on the "other items" link.
Then have a look at what the vendor is selling
Dozens of classic cars & bikes, all with different backgrounds = scam

There was one not so long ago that had photos obviously takes in different countries
He was selling cars , bikes, plant & boats
If he owned them all he would have neeed to be a multi millionare so would have been selling via an agent not on ebay.
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