bogus auction for Altair system on eBay
lbickley at bickleywest.com
Tue Feb 21 23:54:02 CST 2006
On Tuesday 21 February 2006 21:40, Jack Rubin wrote:
> I exchanged several emails today with an eBay seller offering an Altair
> system with disk drive for a starting bid of $2 in a one-day auction.
> This is a bogus offer - I became uneasy when the seller solicited an
> offline offer in response to a query about shipping but insisted on
> payment through Western Union rather than PayPal, even though the
> orginal auction listed PayPal as a preferred option.
> It is interesting to note that the auction I saw this morning (offered
> by seller DOCHANDS) was cancelled by eBay almost immediately but the
> _identical_ auction (same pictures and extensive text) is currently
> (2/21/06 @ 11:31 pm) being offered by two different sellers - as auction
> 6038449898 by GUNDAN760 and as auction 6038549050 by SHARISINA. It looks
> like the "seller" is hijacking legitimate eBay accounts to use as bogus
> fronts for his dealings.
I agree this is fraud. I posted a "Fraud Alert" email to eBay. It'll be
interesting to see how (if) they deal with it.
Bickley Consulting West Inc.
Mountain View, CA
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