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Jun 19, 2013 10:22 |  #76
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gbsonguitars wrote in post #16045020 (external link)
Yeah, the only reason we bought from him was because he did provide an ebay account with a great rating. I guess he just picked a random username off ebay and of course, I always try to believe the best in people. That won't happen again unless there is substantial proof. Our first clue should have been it was too good of a deal. Sigh. I love this forum and we have bought things here before with no issues so it sucks it's not a completely safe place like I gullibly believed. Oh well, we learned from our mistake and will NEVER be that stupid again.

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when scammers post these great deals it also disrupts/lowers potential sales of other users.

If Canon 1A usually sells for $700 used. But a scammer post Canon 1A for sale for $550.
Then when trustworthy person searches the forum for recent sales and sees that there is Canon 1A being sold for $550, he/she might try to match that sale, because he/she wants to make a sale. So end result is that trustworthy person might end up getting less then they should. Because they might get PMs from potential buyers asking to lower price because some Danny scammer is selling it for cheaper.


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Jun 19, 2013 12:42 |  #77

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I suggest that if they are giving you their ebay user name, that you verify that it's the same person by contacting the ebay user. This "Danny Doyle" person gave me an ebay user name with a 400 count 100% rating. Although, I guess they could be good on ebay and still scam on forums. :/

Never let you guard down simply because someone gives you an Ebay user name with great feedback. Anyone can pick any Ebay user name with lots of positive feedback. If you contact them thru Ebay and you get a reply, don't rule out the possibility of a hacked Ebay account.

"Good on one website but a scammer on another?" I highly doubt it. A crook is a crook no matter where they are.




  
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Jun 19, 2013 13:53 |  #78

And all this is another good reason to remember that it's not a wise idea to use paypal gift!! If you do that just to save the fees, both parties run the risk of being scammed out of their money/gear.


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Jun 20, 2013 09:43 |  #79

I'm still a newbie here, mostly a lurker, but I feel much safer after reading this thread.




  
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Jun 20, 2013 11:31 |  #80

morph2_7 wrote in post #16045552 (external link)
Never let you guard down simply because someone gives you an Ebay user name with great feedback. Anyone can pick any Ebay user name with lots of positive feedback. If you contact them thru Ebay and you get a reply, don't rule out the possibility of a hacked Ebay account.

"Good on one website but a scammer on another?" I highly doubt it. A crook is a crook no matter where they are.

True... But as somebody has stated, you can always message the ebay account and confirm it is that person... If you are unsure. Just one last check to be sure.


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Jun 20, 2013 11:54 |  #81

Invertalon wrote in post #16048574 (external link)
True... But as somebody has stated, you can always message the ebay account and confirm it is that person... If you are unsure. Just one last check to be sure.

Steve, how can you confirm that you are not talking to the scammer using a hacked Ebay account?




  
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Jun 20, 2013 12:05 |  #82

morph2_7 wrote in post #16048649 (external link)
Steve, how can you confirm that you are not talking to the scammer using a hacked Ebay account?

We are talking about two different things here.
A Hacked account is tough to be sure, but the discussion has been about simply confirming that an Ebay account, any Ebay account, actually belongs to the person you are talking to.
The account does not need to be hacked, if all I need to do as a scammer is say I'm TommyGreenEbayseller34​54, and you just believe me.

The simple step of contacting that Ebay user account will then put you in contact with the real account holder.


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Jun 20, 2013 12:36 |  #83

smacatl wrote in post #16044740 (external link)
Two thoughts off the top of my head: First, removing posts will disrupt the flow of the thread leaving gaps in the progression of conversation (making the responses confusing).

Secondly and most importantly, hopefully people can learn from the mistakes of others. Exposure to the threat of being scammed may help cause the next potential victim to proceed with a little more caution.

Respectfully, you missed my point. There was a troll posting in this thread stating pure BS, kept getting banned and then would reregister under a different name, say something stupid and get banned again. His particular posts is what I was referring to. And individual replies are deleted all the time in threads where things are said that shouldn't be.




  
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Jun 20, 2013 12:38 |  #84

posting on this forum is nobody's God given right. It's a privilege. Pekka has given us this privilege. I see absolutely no reason that to sell here you shouldn't need a minimum of 500 posts. That would weed out a lot of the weeds.




  
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Jun 20, 2013 14:53 |  #85

MDJAK wrote in post #16048760 (external link)
Respectfully, you missed my point. There was a troll posting in this thread stating pure BS, kept getting banned and then would reregister under a different name, say something stupid and get banned again. His particular posts is what I was referring to. And individual replies are deleted all the time in threads where things are said that shouldn't be.

Well, I think these posts fills a function. It shows a bit of the mentality of a scammer. They are willing to lie whenever they get the chance. So they might like to create multiple account where account #2, #3, #4, ... are just there to help tell what a swell guy account #1 is.

It really is vitally important that people realizes that scammers - and trolls - loves to have multiple accounts.


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