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Old 08-07-2006, 09:03 PM   #15
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Not sure if it will be here very long, but this one looks a little fishy. Same one I saw 2 weeks ago.
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Old 08-07-2006, 09:40 PM   #16
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Not sure if it will be here very long, but this one looks a little fishy. Same one I saw 2 weeks ago.
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Hi Dave,
Yup these are the very same pictures that have been used for several postings at the $2900 BINprice over the last month or so. Sure hope somebody catches this guy!
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Old 08-07-2006, 09:53 PM   #17
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boy how many times they goiny to try to sell that same trailer this is # 4 i beleave
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Old 08-07-2006, 10:33 PM   #18
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Under the questions a guy asks if it has a bathroom. And the seller? answer is:
Please don't use ASK SELLER A QUESTION eBay link , if you have any questions contact me directly at crousos@earthlink.net . Yes has a bathroom door .

The pictures show a portapotty, how can it have a bathroom door? I wonder when ebay will pull this one?
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Old 08-08-2006, 11:22 AM   #19
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This isn't exactly on topic but it does fill out some of the scam signs:

I'm looking for a 4x4 ATV to help haul wood around some acreage we have. I found one in "Drain" Oregon, a very small burg that we've been through a couple of times in our travels. It would have been a cinch to run up I-5 to pick it up. (The warning signs are boldfaced.) The price was really low. Sometimes there's a good reason for this, maybe a repair that the seller didn't want to deal with. In this case, the ATV was presented as near perfect. The seller had zero feedback. When I went to look over his profile there was a small notation that stated that the seller was registered in another country , something that simply doesn't make sense for an item in a backcountry burg like Drain. The seller required that all bidders be pre-approved. This last isn't an unreasonable request, especially if you have little or no feedback yourself. But when you are obviously a serious buyer, have good feedback, and the seller won't reply to your question, well it's clear that the "approval" was intended to weed out all but the dummies. The auction ended with zero bidders and hopefully no one tried to buy it behind the scenes.

Another one listed a Kawasaki for an excellent price. After a couple of inquiries, I learned that the ATV was in Great Britian but the seller had a cousin in the airline industry who could get it shipped anywhere in the world for free. ... Right ...

The above are the easy ones. The really insidious scams are the ones where somebody has hijacked a legitimate account with lots of good feedback and happy customers. Then, all you can do is apply a liberal dose of common sense and detective work to be sure it's on the up and up. And, as has been mentioned before, if the seller won't take cash on delivery, don't bid.
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Old 08-08-2006, 01:38 PM   #20
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Does this auction sound like a scam? Item #280014558860

Bidders id are hidden, free shipping. Looks like a fake to me.
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Old 08-08-2006, 01:45 PM   #21
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Yes. Here is the ad.

This ad is a fake. Match all the items I have outlined in the pinned topic above. They are all there.

It's classic.

The pink outline on the photo is a tell tale sign for THIS particular scammer. Not all the other scammers mod thier pics like this.

I am trying to save this page before it is taken down so I can mark the examples on it. We'll see if it works! (Too big for a screen shot.. but I'll try 2!)
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Old 08-08-2006, 01:48 PM   #22
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Yes. Here is the ad.

This ad is a fake. Match all the items I have outlined in the pinned topic above. They are all there.

It's classic.

The pink outline on the photo is a tell tale sign for THIS particular scammer. Not all the other scammers mod thier pics like this.

I am trying to save this page before it is taken down so I can mark the examples on it. We'll see if it works! (Too big for a screen shot.. but I'll try 2!)

I forwarded the auction to Ebay, someone is going to get taken to the cleaners here in 6 hours.
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Old 08-08-2006, 01:52 PM   #23
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I forwarded the auction to Ebay, someone is going to get taken to the cleaners here in 6 hours.
I took photos of the ad with my camera.
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Old 08-08-2006, 01:54 PM   #24
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I saved the html part, but if that fails, I have screen shots. Will post them later.
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Old 08-08-2006, 01:59 PM   #25
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I believe I've seen the picture of the side dinette with that lamp on it at least three times now - makes it quite easy to spot the scam!
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Old 08-08-2006, 02:03 PM   #26
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I believe I've seen the picture of the side dinette with that lamp on it at least three times now - makes it quite easy to spot the scam!

It's listed under business machines and horse trailers.
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Old 08-08-2006, 02:24 PM   #27
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I saved the listing as a PDF file if you are interested.

How about this statement in this person's ad:

I do not answer to emails on Sundays, Sunday is my day for church and my family.
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Old 08-08-2006, 03:11 PM   #28
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The one I like is where he says he won't be able to read email until next week - reminds me of Joe's Crab Shack - Free Crab Tomorrow
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