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    Talking Another Ebay Scam........

    I have email/sent message (3 times) to the seller and no reply to any.......new ebayer & no replys = scammer. also the picture of the unit does not match the description........description states ADV but in the picture of the unit there is not one fitted. Seller will ask for western union money transfer!!!!!! I will bid on the unit, I will make sure I win the auction.....(to stop anyone from being ripped off) then I will report the seller to ebay for requesting payment by western union money transfer, this form of payment is banned/not allowed on ebay. the seller will send me spoof email that looks as if it has been sent by ebay asking for western union money transfer....wish ebay would do more to stop scammers from using thier site to rip off unsuspecting buyers

    it's good to talk:D

    INSPIRATION REBREATHER AP VALVES

    Item number: 150135737127
    This is my Inspiration rebreather

    In Good working condition

    medium lungs, medium harness

    currently fitted with one piece harness with integrated weights

    easy to change back to the supplied harness

    ADV with flow stop, new last october

    D-timer on the diluent pressure gauge

    second diluent input with blanking cover

    both tanks intest.

    3 new 02 cells last October

    two new batteries today!

    The unit was new in 1999 but had new electronics

    and hand sets in June 2000

    Thanks for looking

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    Re: Another Ebay Scam........

    Dont wire him any money I bet it is a scam

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    Re: Another Ebay Scam........

    I know someone also who has sent messages,but had no replies so it does look like a scam.It will be interesting AJ to see how he asks for payment.
    cheers
    Mark

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    Re: Another Ebay Scam........

    AJ i assume that was you who won it at £1850. Let us know what happens next;)

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    Angry Re: Another Ebay Scam........

    I WON THE UNIT:D !!!!!!.......IT WAS A SCAM ........BUT I NEW IT WAS......THERE SO EASY TO SPOT:D ..... THIS IS THE SPOOF EMAIL I WAS SENT.......HOPE THIS INFO MAY SAVE SOMEONE A LOT OF CASH.....

    eBay Transaction #150135737127 confirmed! Purchase protection granted

    Date:Fri, 29 Jun 2007 07:29:22 -0700 (PDT)From:"eBay" <aw-confirmation@ebay.com> Add to Address BookSubject:eBay Transaction #150135737127 confirmed! Purchase protection granted.To: #message741544089619226215519973013805695328090663 27 { overflow:auto; visibility:hidden }







    eBay Transaction #150135737127 confirmed!

    Current status: Payment pending. Purchase protection granted.

    Dear adrenaline_junkies,
    After verifying the trustworthiness of the seller farb6292,
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    Item name:INSPIRATION REBREATHER AP VALVES

    Item number:150135737127
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    Seller`s verified payment address:<IMG height=5 alt=src=http://pics.ebaystatic.com/aw/pics/x.gif width=1>Francis Arbor
    1 Rosemary Lane,
    Richmond, North Yorkshire DL10 4DP
    United Kingdom


    Buyer`s postage address: I HAVE DELETED MY ADDRESS FROM THIS EMAIL!!!

    Date of verification: Jun-29-2007
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    Re: Another Ebay Scam........

    AJ well done, this has tempted me to bid on the next unit that is on ebay

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    Re: Another Ebay Scam........

    Hi everyone,

    I asked questions but got no reply. However I typed 'rebreather' in google and it took me to wikipedia. Rebreather - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia does the picture look familiar ?? ;)

    Cheers

    Adam

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    Re: Another Ebay Scam........

    If you don't mind spending a bit for some entertainment, send yourself or a friend some small amount of cash with Western Union. Record the MTCN number and then e-mail it to the scammer and say that you payed him as directed. He will have to go to Western Union and present his ID, which of course will not match you or your friend's. (The identification for Francis Arbor is no doubt forged).

    Do you have the IP address of the spoofed email sender? If you have trouble finding the sending system's IP address, let me know what kind of email viewer you use and I can help.

    The last scammer I messed with was sending his email via a Yahoo account using a dial-up AOL IP address...probably AOL UK.

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    Re: Another Ebay Scam........

    I wont bother to go any further to frustrate the scamer, he wont get to rip anyone off..... this time. but scammers never stop trying.

    If you spot a scam..... bid on it to win and f--k up the scammer..... then just report them to ebay when they send you a spoof email asking for payment by western union

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    Re: Another Ebay Scam........

    Good Ideal:D

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