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Old 10-15-2006, 11:36 AM   #155
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1998 Scamp on Craigslist $2,900
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Old 10-16-2006, 05:40 PM   #156
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[b]1998 Scamp on Craigslist $2,900
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Thanks for the heads up. In this case, though, I'm thinking it is not legit. The guy emailed that he is in the U.K. and the price includes delivery? etc. etc.
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Old 10-18-2006, 10:31 AM   #157
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[b]1998 Scamp on Craigslist $2,900
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[b]I THINK SOMETHING IS FISHY HERE. SORRY GUYS!!
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Old 11-09-2006, 04:25 PM   #158
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I was just on eBay and on a whim typed in "casita rv" just to see what was out there. There is a 2005 Spirit Deluxe listed there with 29 bids, up to $910, with a buy-now price (with deliver) of $2,900. Also, the seller states that he has maintains the right to pull the auciton if someone offers his buy-now price at any time. This has to be a scam, don't you think? Just way too good to be true.

Haven't a clue how to notify eBay. Don't even know if they would care at this point, since an individual is, of course, allowed to sell whatever he wants below value as long as he makes delivery.

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Old 11-09-2006, 04:53 PM   #159
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I was just on eBay and on a whim typed in "casita rv" just to see what was out there. There is a 2005 Spirit Deluxe listed there with 29 bids, up to $910, with a buy-now price (with deliver) of $2,900. Also, the seller states that he has maintains the right to pull the auciton if someone offers his buy-now price at any time. This has to be a scam, don't you think? Just way too good to be true.

Haven't a clue how to notify eBay. Don't even know if they would care at this point, since an individual is, of course, allowed to sell whatever he wants below value as long as he makes delivery.

Sallie Stout
http://cgi.ebay.com/2005-17ft-Deluxe-Casit...1QQcmdZViewItem

Good catch Sallie! This one's a scam. I reported it to eBay. On every auction there's a "report this item" button at the very bottom of the listing. It takes you through a couple of steps and then asks you to email eBay through their messaging system.

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Old 11-10-2006, 04:13 PM   #160
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This is definitely a scam because I saw this same ebay listing this summer when I was looking for a Casita. His ebay account name changes but his e-mail account name is the same. That's how I remember. The photos are of someone else's Casita, he doesn't have one. You can't sell something worth over $12000 for $2900 and include nationwide shipping free!
I asked him three simple questions: Does everything work properly? Where is it located? And how can you ship for free? He only answered one, He had a "friend" in the shipping business. Shipping alone for something like this would cost well over $1000. It's fraud.

Hope this helps.
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Old 11-13-2006, 04:20 PM   #161
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Latest eBay scam approach: The current "1998 Scamp Travel Trailer" (290049028498) offered on eBay uses the same description as previous scams, but has added another classy touch. He has changed all the links and buttons, including the "report this item" to link directly to an email to him. Nothing on his page will connect you to eBay.

Be careful about responding to his page. Reported via eBay's Security Center.

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Old 11-15-2006, 07:18 PM   #162
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Good catch, except that he has gone even farther.

The entire page is a link to his email. Run your cursur over a blank spot an click.

The fat hand never goes dead.. anywhere on the page.

These guys are getting wierder and wierder
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Old 11-15-2006, 08:01 PM   #163
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I also just found an interesting thing they are managing to do.

From eBays own search page, if you click on the link to take you to an ad, it redirects to a Geocities site.

Have no Idea how they are doing that, but they seem to have hacked into eBays core now.

Maybe code to redirect once the ad comes up?
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Old 11-15-2006, 08:08 PM   #164
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Yep, thats what they are doing. If you click on a link from the search pages, it briefy sends you to an ad on eBays server, but then redirects you to a fake ad on geocites.

If you look at an ad using the search, double check the address bat after 30 seconds or so.

This is NOT the case with Johns posted ad, but I saw it with a link someone just sent me. Ebay pulled the item right in the middle of my looking, so I can't link to an example for you.
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Old 11-15-2006, 08:35 PM   #165
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Yep, thats what they are doing. If you click on a link from the search pages, it briefy sends you to an ad on eBays server, but then redirects you to a fake ad on geocites.

If you look at an ad using the search, double check the address bat after 30 seconds or so.

This is NOT the case with Johns posted ad, but I saw it with a link someone just sent me. Ebay pulled the item right in the middle of my looking, so I can't link to an example for you.
Both of the above happen because eBay doesn't limit or check the listing html. I looked at the code for the all page and saw how easy that was done. I "redirect" happens by using an html command. I've done that myself when I moved a web site to another server. And you see it all the time. "If you don't want to wait click here" usually means there's a redirect about to happen.
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Old 11-15-2006, 08:46 PM   #166
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Redirects are easily done, yes.

I don't think that is the case with Johns listing tho.

The ad itself is obviously bogus, but it appears to sit snuggly on ebays server.

Listing with eBay is a form process, so they have figured out how to manipulate the info on it.

Slimey guys, yep.
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You got that right.
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Old 11-22-2006, 06:58 AM   #168
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Too good to be true is probably the case on this one. Advice?

Hi,

Thank you for your interest in purchasing my trailer.The trailer is stored at eBay's Warehouse in Miami ,Florida.
The trailer is in good working condition with nothing mechanically wrong. It was used only for a few times and it was always garaged.
The title is clear and is in my name; I have already signed a release for the title to be transferred.
You'll receive also all the papers required for registration.I'm the first owner of the trailer
After inspection,the eBay's experts agreed to hold and ship the trailer to the new owner.
This way, both sides (seller and buyer) are insured by eBay.
The trailer will be shipped from the eBay Warehouse on my expense,as soon as the payment is confirmed by eBay Square Trade .
The price for this trailer is $2800 USD.
Terms of sale:
Payment:
If you will offer the buy it now price I will suport all the shipping from the warehouse to your address .
For the payment i would like to use eBay Square Trade as a third party . They will keep your money until you get the trailer and
will release it to me upon delivery .
Shipping:
The shipping address must be provided before sending the payment.The trailer will be shipped via DAS Shipping Company and
you'll receive it in three or four days.The trailer will be shipped by eBay at my expense.The trailer is ready to be shipped.
Return policy:
If,for any reason,you are not satisfied with the trailer or if it's not as I described it (it won't be the case),you'll
be able to return it in 7 days without paying anything and with full refund,of course.If you have other questions,feel free
to mail me back.Hope we'll close the deal.

Thanks and get back to me asap
Best Regards,
Dave Valley <dave_vlly@yahoo.com>
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