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    Weird, I just saw the same thing. I was going to email him to see. Something is definitely fishy about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bridges
    Same things that have been popping up.. If they include an email address and tell you to email before you bid... It is not real....
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    OY VEY! ..... IT'S (STILL!) A SCAM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bridges
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    Same guy keeps hijacking accounts on ebay. He's been doing this since before the Sprint version came. He keeps getting reported to ebay and pops up again soon enough. (He says to email him direct so the real owner of the ebay account doesn't become wise to the fact that his account has been hijacked.) IT's A TOTAL SCAM!
    Oh, so they have internet on computers now!
    --Treo 650 unlocked/unbranded with Rogers
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    Scam, misspelled scam too "PLEASE EMAIL ME BEFORE YOU TAKE ONLY ACTION!"
    Treoing & Loving it
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    i got scammed last week doing this lol....329 dollars down the drain. the guy i sent my money to wanted western union (never again) and it was sent to Romania.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ImportsCRX
    i got scammed last week doing this lol....329 dollars down the drain. the guy i sent my money to wanted western union (never again) and it was sent to Romania.
    Just curious, didn't you think it was fishy?
    The thing has hardly been released in the US, so why would a person in romania get his hands on one??
    If it was somebody in Asia I could see how (straight from the plant), but eastern europe??
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    yes, i was stupid. I thought it was fishy at first. I also thought i could just use my credit card and if i get scammed i could just get my money back. Lol.....doesn't work that way when that person wants western union and is from a different country. My loss, his gains. I'm not gonna cry about it.
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    I guess you lost some $$ but gained a important lesson
    It sucks thought that some people try to take advantage of others like this though
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    definitely an important lesson. But this didn't stop me from buying a treo

    back on subject: don't fall for that scam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToolkiT
    I guess you lost some $$ but gained a important lesson
    It sucks thought that some people try to take advantage of others like this though
    It does suck. I've said this before, but what I have trouble with is ebay and the apparent lack of security/validation/protection that they offer. It's the same guy (from Romania) who keeps pulling this scam. Obvioulsy it works often enough for him. Every once in a while it's reported to ebay and the account is suspended and then the guy just hijacks another account. (That's part of the problem. The sellers appear as US with good ratings, although it should seem fishy that they insist on contact through email only and that they only accept western union to Romania.)

    Bottomline though, this is a recurring problem and ebay needs to audit their security and operating practices in order to better protect their members/customers (not to mention share-holders.) I don't know if I'd ever buy or sell anything through them at this point. Not because of just this one guy, but because I've seen him operate untouched for 4 months and ebay has apparently done nothing about it.

    I don't know why it bugs me so much it just does. (I guess I just don't like seeing people get ripped off.)
    Oh, so they have internet on computers now!
    --Treo 650 unlocked/unbranded with Rogers
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    if he's been doing this for months...i want him gone now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ImportsCRX
    if he's been doing this for months...i want him gone now.
    Did you make a complaint at eBay? did you notify the police?
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    You can't really blame eBay. If the SELLERS account was hijacked by a PHISHING scam what could eBay do about it? No different then if I got your bank ATM number and PIN and emptied your account. If people are stupid enough to fall for those faked PHISHING emails (after hundreds of warnings poted on eBay, PayPal and even on the news) and provide the PHISHERS with all their personal information what can eBay do? If the scammer enters the correct information (username & password) is it eBay's problem? If there were 10 levels of password protection, if someone gets them what can you do?

    The guy who fell for the scam very very sadly got what he deserved. Seriously, there were so many KEEP AWAY warnings on that deal ..... hellooooooo, anyone home????? to send western union cash to ROUMANIA when the eBay account was from the USA ..... that you have to be pretty, er, naive, to fall for it. It's very very sad to be ripped off but we need to take some responsibilty for our own stupidity and not lay it off on someone else.




    Quote Originally Posted by Boobookins
    It does suck. I've said this before, but what I have trouble with is ebay and the apparent lack of security/validation/protection that they offer. It's the same guy (from Romania) who keeps pulling this scam. Obvioulsy it works often enough for him. Every once in a while it's reported to ebay and the account is suspended and then the guy just hijacks another account. (That's part of the problem. The sellers appear as US with good ratings, although it should seem fishy that they insist on contact through email only and that they only accept western union to Romania.)

    Bottomline though, this is a recurring problem and ebay needs to audit their security and operating practices in order to better protect their members/customers (not to mention share-holders.) I don't know if I'd ever buy or sell anything through them at this point. Not because of just this one guy, but because I've seen him operate untouched for 4 months and ebay has apparently done nothing about it.

    I don't know why it bugs me so much it just does. (I guess I just don't like seeing people get ripped off.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToolkiT
    Did you make a complaint at eBay? did you notify the police?

    Yeah, please help them get this guy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToolkiT
    Did you make a complaint at eBay? did you notify the police?

    i would like him to get caught, but i'm not gonna be making a big deal out of it. I filed a complaint to that online fraud thing, but i doubt they'll do anything.
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    I highly doubt it's one in the same person. This seems to be a major "business" in the eastern block countries. I get at LEAST one PHISHING SCAM email every day from eBay or PayPal or from one of a dozen different banks and brokerages. Some of them are amazingly authentic looking and some are absolutely laughable. Yesterday I got 3. I actually answer them all with fake information.
    Quote Originally Posted by ImportsCRX
    if he's been doing this for months...i want him gone now.
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    What police? The Roumanian Militia? eBay will just laugh at you (and rightfully so) and reply with a form letter telling you to be careful. This one (and the others like it) should have been a no-brainer.
    Quote Originally Posted by ToolkiT
    Did you make a complaint at eBay? did you notify the police?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterEd
    You can't really blame eBay. If the SELLERS account was hijacked by a PHISHING scam what could eBay do about it? No different then if I got your bank ATM number and PIN and emptied your account. If people are stupid enough to fall for those faked PHISHING emails (after hundreds of warnings poted on eBay, PayPal and even on the news) and provide the PHISHERS with all their personal information what can eBay do? If the scammer enters the correct information (username & password) is it eBay's problem? If there were 10 levels of password protection, if someone gets them what can you do?

    The guy who fell for the scam very very sadly got what he deserved. Seriously, there were so many KEEP AWAY warnings on that deal ..... hellooooooo, anyone home????? to send western union cash to ROUMANIA when the eBay account was from the USA ..... that you have to be pretty, er, naive, to fall for it. It's very very sad to be ripped off but we need to take some responsibilty for our own stupidity and not lay it off on someone else.
    You definitely have a point about phishing. On the other I think could still review their system. For example ebay could ban the posting email addresses within body of ads - as an example. Legitimate sellers can be contacted through the internal channels and scammers can redirect inquires. (It's just one idea. If ebay took at look at their practices I'm sure they could better protect everyone. All systems can be improved.)

    And you're absolutely correct, it had warning signs all over it and the person who got scammed probably should have known better.
    Oh, so they have internet on computers now!
    --Treo 650 unlocked/unbranded with Rogers
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