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    Another Ebay scam?

    I found an auction on ebay the other day for a Black Dolphin that said "email me for buy it now," which I of course did. The seller ended the auction and wrote back that ebay would email me with payment information. He of course has no more pictures of the Dolphin, "can't accept paypal" and wants me to wire him the money. Yeah, right like that's going to happen...

    This is what "ebay" sent me:



    Here's the invoice for your item ! Current status: Payment pending. Purchase protection granted. Dear ***** . Thank you for your purchase. The total for your item below is EUR 740.00 After verifying the trustworthiness of the seller and the availability of the merchandise for immediate shipping, we have approved your buy it now transaction and offered you, as the buyer, full purchase protection for the amount you agreed on with the seller. This is the 1st. notice of the transaction sent to you. Please read below at your earliest convenience to learn how you can complete this transaction in a safe environment under eBay refund protection.

    Complete your eBay transaction in 5 easy steps:
    1)Buyer and seller agree on the transaction terms and a selling price.
    2)Seller contacts eBay with the transaction details.eBay accepts the transaction and offers purchase protection to the buyer (if the transaction is declined, no further action is required from either the buyer or the seller).
    3)The buyer sends payment. After the payment cleared, the seller must notify eBay. Buyer will send the payment details directly to the seller email address. The seller has three business days to send the buyer and eBay the tracking number of the shipment. If no tracking number is provided, a full refund is immediately sent to the buyer;
    4)Buyer receives the merchandise and has five days to inspect it.
    If it is complete and as described, the buyer should accept the merchandise.
    If he refuses the merchandise, the buyer must ship the merchandise back to the seller within three business days.
    5)After the inspection period is over, the buyer must contact eBay with the result of the inspection. If the buyer refuses the merchandise, the refund will be sent to the buyer after the tracking number for the returned shipment is verified.

    To enjoy the purchase protection, you must send the payment by the insured payment method below.

    Attention: Sending the payment by any other method will void this transaction and your right to refund.
    Details and instructions of this transaction:

    Delivery address:
    *Please check the below details for an accurate delivery to avoid delays
    FIRST NAME
    *****
    LAST NAME *****
    ADDRESS
    *****
    CITY
    *****
    ZIP CODE
    *****
    COUNTRY
    USA

    Drager Dolphin Rebreather Semi Closed
    Qty 1 Price EUR 740.00
    This transaction is performed and insured under eBay Buyer Protection Program
    Amount insured:

    EUR 740.00

    Next step to be taken:
    The buyer must send payment to the seller

    Subtotal EUR 740.00 Shipping Charge
    Shipping (see description)

    EUR 0.00 Total:EUR 740.00

    Payment instructions: Payment must be sent using Western Union Money Transfer

    To submit the payment with Western Union Money Transfer, you have two options: 1. Pay for the transfer with cash at a local Western Union agent.
    Click here to locate the agents in your area
    http://www.westernunion.com/info/agentInquiryIntl.asp

    2. If you are now in the USA and need to use a credit/debit card (Visa or MasterCard), call 1-800-CALL-CASH and make the payment to the verified name of the seller. An additional fee will be charged on most cards because this transaction will be considered a cash advance on your card.
    Several IDs and utility bills are required before the funds are paid. Therefore, no one else but your seller can pick up the money. Your payments cannot be lost in the mail, like money orders or checks.
    Sellers located in United Kingdom are not yet eligible for the PayPal Buyer Protection, which means you are not protected against fraud if you pay this seller by PayPal.
    Our responsibility is to make every option safe. This seller is verified by our services and you can have all the trust in his requests.
    Important*
    Western Union Money Transfer is designed mainly for sending cash to friends and family in need, so telling them you are sending the money to an eBay seller will prevent your money transfer to go through and you will be unable to complete this transaction.
    Because the fee to send a Western Union Money Transfer is high, compared to other methods of payment, we have arranged with the seller to compensate for half of this fee (i.e. if it costs you EUR 100 to send the payment, take EUR 50 from the amount insured and send the balance).


    Once the payment has been sent,you must provide us and to the seller the following informations:

    1) 10 digit MTCN (Money transfer control number).
    2) Exact sender's name on file with Western Union.
    3) Your street address on file with Western Union.
    4) City and country where you sent the money from.
    5) Amount sent.


    This informations are on file with Western Union.

    *Seller's Payment Details:
    This Informations has been verified by eBay (Click the icon for more details)
    FIRST NAME
    Chris
    LAST NAME Regor
    ADDRESS
    Via Andegari 18
    CITY
    Milano ZIP 20121
    COUNTRY
    Italy




    Purchase protection and refund:
    Transactions with this eBay seller are covered by purchase protection against fraud and description errors.
    For your safety, this account was locked today, for 30 days time. The seller is unable to withdraw any money from it, within this period. Should you need a refund for this transaction, the insured amount will be taken from the seller's purchase protection account and sent to you.
    The refund is sent to your bank account, or by check or money order.
    The way you are refunded is at your choice. You have 30 days from the above verification date to request a refund. Refund requests are processed within 3 days.
    The insurer of this transaction is eBay Inc., located at 2145 Hamilton Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125, United States of America.
    The account is managed by eBay's Square Trade center.

    This transaction is supervised by eBay's Safe Harbor team.
    CONDITIONS TO BE MET BEFORE YOU MAY ASK FOR A REFUND
    Here are the situations suitable for a refund request:
    1. If the item doesn't arrive and/or the seller stops communications after the payment was received.
    2. If the merchandise you receive has different specifications than the ones you agreed on.
    3. If your merchandise arrives in a much longer period than the one you agreed on (more than 10 days from the payment clearance day).
    For cases 2. and 3. you have to send back the merchandise to the seller prior to ask for your refund. If you did not pay the seller by the required payment method, your refund request would be declined.

    Important Usage Guidelines:
    *************************************************
    1. The contact information should only be used for resolving matters related to eBay. Any other use is strictly prohibited.
    2. This transaction is protected by eBay services such as insurance, feedback and dispute resolution.
    3. You may buy and sell with confidence in all transactions with this eBay member.
    4. If you need to dispute this transaction, keep the transaction number at hand when contacting eBay. Any complaints must be filed within 30 days from the verification date.

    This e-mail message was sent to you from eBay SafeHarbor team, with the full support of the SquareTrade center.
    The seller was informed about this transaction being started and is awaiting your payment. It is recommended to send the payment as soon as possible, because your purchase protection is valid for 30 days only.

    DISCLAIMER: Do not pay with a cash transfer for a transaction eBay never insured. Never use Western Union Money Transfer or Money Gram to pay a seller which credibility and payment address was not verified by us. You are most likely to lose your money and never receive the merchandise you paid for. If a seller requires cash transfer and you do not have this kind of purchase protection, please do not participate.

    If you encounter any problems with this transaction, please contact us.
    When contacting our support team, use the reply feature so that all previous correspondences are included in your email. Otherwise, we will not be able to process your request.

    Account Protection
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    Protect your eBay account - eBay will not ask you for sensitive personal information (such as your password, credit card, bank account numbers, etc.) in an email.


    eBay Buyer Protection Program




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    Last edited by bad_karma; 13th March 2007 at 04:16.

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    Re: Another Ebay scam?

    So if you have any dealings with

    Chris
    Regor
    Via Andegari 18
    Milano
    20121
    Italy
    grt2sky@aol.com

    I'd be weary.

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    Re: Another Ebay scam?

    Quote Originally Posted by bad_karma  View Original Post
    I found an auction on ebay the other day for a Black Dolphin that said "email me for buy it now," which I of course did. The seller ended the auction and wrote back that ebay would email me with payment information. He of course has no more pictures of the Dolphin, "can't accept paypal" and wants me to wire him the money. Yeah, right like that's going to happen...
    Here you can find who have a listed telephone number in via andegari, 18, Milano:

    Paginebianche.it | Risultato della Ricerca

    Seems no "Mr. Regor" is listed in the Milan white pages.

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    Re: Another Ebay scam?

    Did you get his IP address by looking at the email headers? In Outlook, open the email, click View on the menu bar, then Options, then look in the Internet headers box for the "X-SOURCE-IP".

    It could be from an AOL translated IP address, but if it is something else, please paste it here. The guy is about to get an html beacon from yours truly, either way.

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    Re: Another Ebay scam?

    It would be a great buy if only it was true. Usually scammers are a little more clever. This is so obvious. I almost feel sorry for him...not!

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    Re: Another Ebay scam?

    I think this is the same guy. Different email, looks like same scam. Same picture I think.

    eBay: Drager Dolphin Rebreather Semi Closed (item 180096113241 end time Mar-14-07 12:17:40 PDT)

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    Re: Another Ebay scam?

    That's not an official EBay notification and if it doesn't show up in your EBay mail account it is a fake.

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