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    New Ebay Scam surfacing

    Watch out

    Have listed my playstation 3 on Ebay for three times now.. Every time, I get an address in the states that wins the auction.. Despite stating that I will not post to the states.. I then get a message from Ebay saying the item has been taken off due to being bid on by someone who's account has been hacked by an unauthorised third party..

    Then, along comes a personal email from them stating the problem, and that they would still like the auction to go through, but they would like the PS3 to go to a different address.. I then get an email from paypal saying they have deposited money into my account but this cannot be withdrawn by me until I provide them with a tracking number for the shipment

    Basically, I'm not game for that, and if anyone else is selling high value goods on Ebay at the moment, I'd strongly recommend looking for an alternative method..

    The below is just ridiculous.. They could have picked a country other than Nigeria to operate the scam from to be honest.. Like thats going to fool anyone..

    Hello Seller,

    Greeting to you in the Name of the Lord, i want you to know that i have intrest in buying your item which is saw via eBay, and i have just sent payment for the item through paypal,i want you to know that i have just sent payment for the item through paypal Service, and i want to send the item on my behalf to my friend son as a birthday gift in Nigeria.I want the item sent to her Via Royalmail Recorded Delivery, i have also added and additional 120 pounds being the shipping cost for the item, Paypal and ebay have asked me to contact you that the payment as been make and your paypal account will be credited as soon as they see the shipment tracking number and allso i will leave you a good positive feedback as soon the item as been send out and do the same for me,One moment please i want to let you know that you may have receive an e-mail from ebay stating that this bid is unathorized this occur due to ebay have rectify this situationthe fact that i realize someone else was using my ebay account and as a matter of fact i quickly inform ebay and that why my account was accessed by ebay third party and now ebay have rectify this situation and i have collected back my ebay account so ebay sent me an e-mail that we can continue our transaction please sorry for the delay i hope ebay has e-mailed you too and here is the delivery address below

    Ayodeji Kolawole
    1 Fasanya Street Lawanson
    Surulere
    lagos
    23401
    Nigeria

    Thanks and God Bless You.

    You are going to need more than the big man on your side to get my PS3, buddy
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    Never sold anything on E bay

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    Haha how **** is that.

    How much you selling ya PS3 for'?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    Haha how **** is that.

    How much you selling ya PS3 for'?
    GBP250.. It's pretty much mint, only bought it so I could complete GTA4

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    Good idea, poor execution. The boy will only come back stronger from this experience I feel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy Alfresco View Post
    Good idea, poor execution. The boy will only come back stronger from this experience I feel.
    It's a savage garden out there..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt View Post
    It's a savage garden out there..
    What an animal that scamster is. Good thing you didn't go along with this song.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt View Post
    Then, along comes a personal email from them stating the problem, and that they would still like the auction to go through, but they would like the PS3 to go to a different address.. I then get an email from paypal saying they have deposited money into my account but this cannot be withdrawn by me until I provide them with a tracking number for the shipment
    Get something like an empty box, that won't cost much to send, get the tracking number and give it to him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NZTailender View Post
    Get something like an empty box, that won't cost much to send, get the tracking number and give it to him.
    ahh, good plan.. But I don't want negative feedback having notched up 60 odd sales without a hitch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt View Post
    ahh, good plan.. But I don't want negative feedback having notched up 60 odd sales without a hitch.
    I'm sure if this is all a scam and whatnot, eBay would remove the feedback from your profile or the like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt View Post
    It's a savage garden out there..
    Let me be the one to AWTA first.
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    Haha, pretty crap attempt at a con tbh.

    Hingston - selling your ps3 already?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Haha, pretty crap attempt at a con tbh.

    Hingston - selling your ps3 already?!
    Yeah, only bought it for GTA4..

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    They have now threatened to suspend my ebay account unless I send the item within 24 hours? Nuts.. Ebay is turning into an absolute shocker.. Are there any good alternatives to this crap?

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