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|01-28-2013 05:55 PM|
|01-28-2013 05:34 PM|
|JamarJ||Wow! People are falling for this scam? I remember this from the days before ebay bought paypal. People scammed paypal out of probably millions. Which is why there are all these restrictions and other issues. Get the reputation on cheap items and then post these items for a few days and make all the money. Its a classic ebay scam.|
|01-23-2013 01:27 PM|
Edit: Hard to believe they're gonna close so many paypal accounts though. Sounds like a no-win situation for them as they're gonna lose some business as a result.
|01-23-2013 11:02 AM|
Forgot to add that I love the "~!~!~PayPal will protect me~!~!~" part. That was so funny.
|01-23-2013 10:47 AM|
Here's an update on this in case anyone is interested. First, his sales are now in the hundreds for each of the 7 items he's selling, and increasing quickly. He has 270 sales on one of the tablets, 170 on the PS Vita, 150 on the 3TB drive, etc etc. If you do the math you will see that he's made more than $15,000 already, and that's in only 24 hours that his listings have been active.
So, I've made it my mission to stop this guy. I was calling and sending emails to eBay and Paypal. Finally I got a rep on eBay who seemed to understand the issue. He said that he was going to report it to the correct person at eBay. He also said that the seller had reported to eBay that his account had been taken over and used by some unauthorized person. Most likely this is the scammer just trying to cover himself, after withdrawing the Paypal money he will claim that it was someone else that did it.
Anyway, I didn't do all this because of my $17, I know I'll get that back eventually. I just wanted to make sure that someone at eBay was made aware of these fraudulent listings so that they could be removed before hundreds more people are suckered in. I've since noticed that there are other Chinese sellers pulling the same scam, even using the same listing details. Ah well, I'll let someone else deal with that.
|01-23-2013 07:13 AM|
same kind scam going in this thread.
|01-23-2013 06:39 AM|
|01-22-2013 11:52 PM|
I'll tell you all exactly what will happen.
You order the product, shipping takes about a month, you finally get your item and it's not what was listed. In this case you'll get a 64 MB flash drive from 2004 so you think "oh flash drive, hard drive, I guess I understand how they could make a mistake."
You email the company and they will say "shipping error, we send correct item, please wait 3-5 weeks". About 2 months later you wonder where your item is. By then they have already scammed hundreds of others and are banned from eBay. So you go to PayPal to open a dispute. PayPal asks you why you waited so long to open the dispute, you explain, they tell you that the only way to get a refund is to return the item to the sender. It's not worth the shipping to send it back to China to an address that doesn't exist. Meanwhile the seller/scammer already has your money. PayPal locks their account after enough complaints, but guess what? They already took out their money, they don't care if the account is locked. The banks don't care in China and the scammer moves to his next location at another bank. The bank refuses to allow PayPal to withdraw the money from this closed account to reimburse the buyers. PayPal has no way of getting the money back and they sure as hell don't care about you, so they aren't going to take the loss. You think, but oh wait, my bank account/credit card will protect me because that's how my PayPal is funded! So you call them up, they refund you the money with no questions asked more or less. But who are they taking this money from? PayPal! PayPal doesn't like this, your account is locked and you're blocked until you refund them for that money that the credit card/bank refunded you.
So you just lost however much money you paid for your fake item, thinking you had nothing to lose and that "~!~!~PayPal will protect me~!~!~".
|01-22-2013 11:32 PM|
I sent an email to Paypal fraud dept letting them know about this seller. Hopefully they will do something about it. I'm not that concerned because I know I'll get my $17 back eventually, I just hate to see this jackass getting away with this kind of fraud.
Actually, this guy is selling even more than I thought, and it looks like these auctions have been listed for less than a day(?) If these auctions are not taken down he's gonna be scamming eBay/Paypal for tens of thousands of dollars.
|01-22-2013 09:28 PM|
Your return: wasted time and money.
My advice: It's not worth the time and money.
|01-22-2013 08:29 PM|
|01-22-2013 08:22 PM|
|Lurker247||I can't believe people are buying into this believing they will get what's listed. There's no way the seller will send you the real thing. If it's not an auction listing mistake which seller can refute, then it's a scam where seller can send you a rock and protect their arses. Didn't you all read the news or forums... quite a number of people bought cheap hard drives on eBay and were sent a rock in the mail or something like that. It'll be a battle of protection because the seller can say they really sent the item so they're also protected with eBay/PayPal Seller Protection. Good luck.|
|01-22-2013 08:12 PM|
|01-22-2013 07:33 PM|
|blowout||Well I was stupid enough to buy one of these and I feel like my money is gonna be gone. Would it be worth it to call eBay and point out all his auctions selling things far below value? Do you think they might remove all his listings and cancel/refund his orders?|
|01-22-2013 06:48 PM|
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