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Really

Postby les » Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:59 pm



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Re: Really

Postby arjay » Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:20 pm

I can't believe that it isn't...

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Re: Really

Postby KeithL » Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:24 pm

The page no longer exists, so I guess it was.


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Re: Really

Postby mobylette » Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:09 am

Still there for me

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Re: Really

Postby Mark Wilson » Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:55 am

The clue is in the instruction to contact by email, not through ebay...

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Re: Really

Postby geoberni » Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:29 am

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One of almost 1,500 vehicles they are 'selling' including
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Account got Scammer written all over it.
I've reported a few of the items just to get ebay looking a the account.
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Re: Really

Postby Sleeper » Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:44 am

What is the point?
Are they just trawling for valid email addresses?
Has anyone replied and been followed up by more scams?

I just bang a few big bids in ( in the region of £50,000:00 ) and report the listing...

John ;-)

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Re: Really

Postby geoberni » Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:33 am

I've just done some image searches on a few of the Classics listed and found the images elsewhere, such as facebook or other sales sites in the past few years.
The Vauxhall Cresta for example :
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vauxhall-Cre ... SwAQpfhdSX
was for sale on facebook a couple of years ago. The Road Tax has just been renewed this month.... :roll:
But while there are gullible people out there, there will be others who will prey on them....
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Re: Really

Postby Des911 » Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:50 am

Sleeper wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:44 am
What is the point?
Are they just trawling for valid email addresses?
Has anyone replied and been followed up by more scams?

I just bang a few big bids in ( in the region of £50,000:00 ) and report the listing...

John ;-)
You're the one who puts the bids in then :wink: :wink:
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Re: Really

Postby Sleeper » Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:30 am

Don't blame me :oops: , I'm not the only one...... :lol: There was some fierce competition.

John ;-)

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Re: Really

Postby pgp001 » Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:41 pm

I would imagine that if you make contact with them they will ask you to pay a securing deposit to hold the car for you, then disappear with it.

It must be worth the effort of doing all those listings if they can lure a few people in.

Phil

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Re: Really

Postby les » Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:13 pm

As far as I know, ebay doesn’t allow email addresses to be included in a listing ( I think this is correct) in which case it’s clever, (use your own adjective) of the seller to incorporate it in one of the photo windows.


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Re: Really

Postby KeithL » Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:14 am

For the same reason if you ever have to e-mail your bank or card details to anyone (to be avoided if possible) then hand write them on a piece of paper, take a photograph of them and e-mail the photo instead, avoiding the use of words like account, bank or card in the text of the e-mail. Much harder for scammers to automatically scan and extract your details.


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Re: Really

Postby geoberni » Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:35 pm

les wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:13 pm
As far as I know, ebay doesn’t allow email addresses to be included in a listing ( I think this is correct) in which case it’s clever, (use your own adjective) of the seller to incorporate it in one of the photo windows.
Correct. To abide by ebay rules, all communication should be via their messaging service.
email and phone number in the images is being a naughty boy (or girl).
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Re: Really

Postby Sleeper » Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:42 pm

They're back , he/she has 1707 items listed , Fleabay item no 254752245034 , get your bids in early ,
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John ;-) ( £5,000:00 bid )

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Re: Really

Postby Chief » Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:06 pm

Not the only seller listing those vehicles, though the other ones locations are DE UK, not seen a Br UK one like in that screenshot before.

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Re: Really

Postby Owlsman » Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:15 pm

These scumbags have really excelled themselves in stupidity stakes this time!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MORRIS-MINOR ... SwSpNfoaPU

As much as we all loathe the pond-life* who post these vehicles 'for sale' on eBay, anybody who responds is really asking for all they get, in my opinion.........but someone, somewhere must do, otherwise these listings wouldn't keep appearing every couple of weeks.

*Apologies - that's an insult to pond-life!

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Re: Really

Postby geoberni » Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:17 am

Pity you didn't do a screen shot for our amusement, it's already been removed by ebay. :wink:
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