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post #1 of 12
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I am selling my VX910 on eBay and I get these messages:

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Originally Posted by king8431
Q: Dear seller,i saw this Flat Panel Monitormuch envitiable to what i'd need as a gift for my cousin who is having his age birthday next week,firstly i'll to know the perfect working condition of this item and if you'll be able to allow me to purchase it right away,if yes then i'll be glad to make additional payment of $150 to it's actual price as i can't wait till bid ends,and also i'll like to ask if you be able to realesed item for shippment upon received the payment notification from the bank stating that you money has been approved,basically i will be paying you via online postal Money Order..and also i will be handling the shipping with my fedex account number pls if this is ok by you kindly get back to me with your details name and address including your phone number so that i can make the payment right away..looking forward to read from you.
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Originally Posted by king2237
Dear seller,i saw this Portable DVD/CD player envitiable to what i'd need as a gift for my cousin who is having his age birthday next week,firstly i'll to know the perfect working condition of this item and if you'll be able to allow me to purchase it right away,if yes then i'll be glad to make additional payment of $150 to it's actual price as i can't wait till bid ends,and also i'll like to ask if you be able to realesed item for shippment upon received the payment notification from the bank stating that you money has been approved,basically i will be paying you via online postal Money Order..and also i will be handling the shipping with my fedex account number pls if this is ok by you kindly get back to me with your details name and address including your phone number so that i can make the payment right away..looking forward to read from you.
Notice that the names are the same name different numbers and info seems a little off. Now to me this is a blantant scam but the thing is he's giving me the money through Money Order which is as good as cash. I personally don't want to give the person my addy in case he's a nut job btu I could have it sent to my Fraternity House which I dont live at anymore but is on my PayPal.

What do you all think
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post #2 of 12
Hmmmm I smell a SCAM I wouldn't do it.
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post #3 of 12
That's a very common scam. It's often run on hijacked accounts, so they appear to be legitimate. I would report it to eBay.
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post #4 of 12
He's cut and pasting the same damn email to everyone on Ebay using different accounts. I find it funny that he doesn't even realize you're the same seller on 2 items he so desperately needs lol. Also, didn't you find it odd that the $150 extra is the same no matter what the item cost is? lol
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post #5 of 12
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Yeah I did, and it obviously struck a red flag on that and the second email...I wasn't going to do it, but wanted some feedback on it before I said "F off"
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post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by GatorLCA
Yeah I did, and it obviously struck a red flag on that and the second email...I wasn't going to do it, but wanted some feedback on it before I said "F off"
You should do more than simply tell him to get lost. There are gullible people in the world and someone will actually fall for this. Report him to Ebay, but before you do, see if you can bait him into giving you his Fed Ex number, so he can be tracked easier.
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post #7 of 12
Ya that's definetly a good idea ^ ^
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post #8 of 12
Tell him once you get the money you will send the product and there should be no problems and no risk for you. If he won't do it, cancel his order.
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Originally Posted by BDillon
Tell him once you get the money you will send the product and there should be no problems and no risk for you. If he won't do it, cancel his order.
Except that the next email will probably say "give me your account number so I can transfer the money directly into it." At which time he has your bank info. I agree with everyone else. Report this to ebay.
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post #10 of 12
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He was sending a M.O. not a wire transfer.

Yeah there are gullible people out there but I'm definately not one of them when it comes to money...I'll write back and see what I can get out of him...if anything

Reading it over again...how the hell do you pay via Online Money Order???? I know it's not right but at least try to make the scam seem someone logical....idiot
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