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    First few adds now showing as can't find but scroll down a couple of pages and it starts all over again, the seller has over 2000 listings all at 4800 quid, and seems to be targeting specialist markets ie caravans , clasics, bikes, boats, americans etc and I do not know the exact price most of the items listed should fetch , as a rodder and petrol head know you cannot buy a restored muscle car or 50s chevytruck on air ride for 4800.
    And assume caravaners know you cannot buy what is listed that cheap as do the bike guys.
    So my question is that if it is too good to be true it is more than likely a scam , who would be so stupid to part with there money ?
    If the items were priced around market value I am sure they would possibly catch a few but this aproach seems so obvious I really cannot see how they can expect anybody to part with there money
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    eBay is a Scammers Paradise. To put it simply, eBay have lost all control of their site. I've spoken to many people I know who are into rods and classics and they all say that they just don't bother with it now.

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    This issue is being flagged up elsewhere. The consensus is that it's not so much a scam, but some way of discrediting ebay or, at the very least, causing them a lot of grief. Fogey's last sentence is very apposite in this respect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fibrebird View Post
    It's escalating on daily basis and seems there's more scam sales in the classic sections than genuine ones now. I went on American classics just now and the first 2 pages virtually all scams to point I couldn't be bothered to look any further.
    I clicked on one of the so called sellers other items and he's selling over 4500 various cars, motorcycles etc for his many "friends", he must be a top bloke helping all those out just before he went on hols!
    I'm a business seller on eBay (used motorcycle spares) and I find it very frustrating that eBay can't police their own site to cut down on something so obviously wrong, they soon pick up on you if you try to do deal outside of eBay!
    When I get bit more time I will report few of these knobs, it might seem pointless but if it keeps on increasing all the genuine ads will be overwhelmed by scams and sales will be down, I've got to earn a living from it so it ****es me off!
    I tried to report one(doing my bit!) but it came up -this item is not listed and another one -not listed and then I gave up.

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    I’ve just reported another 11 from the same seller.
    It would help a lot if ebay were to flag the ads so that they don’t show up in any searches and clog the place up rather than just put up a note saying that the listing has been removed. That would make it better for people searching and the dick that’s putting up the listings wouldn’t achieve whatever it is that he’s hoping to achieve.
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    If your selling it’s the best option really for coverage world wide,when I bought my 46 ford I told the guy I wasn’t buying through eBay as I think it’s not transparent enough.it didn’t sell so ended up doing a deal by email and calling that way you can get a feel for the person.i bet most of the scammers speak broken English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4potHemi View Post
    . . . The consensus is that it's not so much a scam, but some way of discrediting ebay or, at the very least, causing them a lot of grief . . .
    Probably Facebook then

    People seem to think it's great but it seems to me to be full of dreamers and picture collectors. And run by patronising Starbucks-drinking dicks.
    Screw EU

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    We have the same problem here with Craigslist as well as E-Bay, so being retired and having all the time in the world I partake of scam baiting. It's a whole sub-culture. Reply to an obvious scam ad as though you're an easy mark and play along. Pretend to have all the money and that you are happy to send it off Western Union or on a pre-paid credit card etc.
    I know it won't stop them but at least it may slow them down as you waste their time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NMNeil View Post
    We have the same problem here with Craigslist as well as E-Bay, so being retired and having all the time in the world I partake of scam baiting. It's a whole sub-culture. Reply to an obvious scam ad as though you're an easy mark and play along. Pretend to have all the money and that you are happy to send it off Western Union or on a pre-paid credit card etc.
    I know it won't stop them but at least it may slow them down as you waste their time.
    I do this with phone cold callers. Before they've uttered more than a few words I say "can I give you my credit card number, bank account number and any other personal details". They usually just hang up. My wife tells me I've got too much time on my hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4potHemi View Post
    I do this with phone cold callers. Before they've uttered more than a few words I say "can I give you my credit card number, bank account number and any other personal details". They usually just hang up. My wife tells me I've got too much time on my hands.
    There was a story going round that some Nigerians were running a scam whereby they gave out the story that a friend of theirs had left Nigeria with millions in untraceable US banknotes and had it stashed in Rotterdam. Only problem was that the notes had been defaced by the Nigerian government with an ink to make them unusable and less likely to be stolen prior to their return to the US for destruction. The scam was that the Nigerians who had this boatload of cash needed money to get a very expensive chemical that would remove the ink and if you fronted the money to buy the chemical it would be a 50/50 split.
    So a scam baiter responded and said that he would fly to Rotterdam with the cash (about $75,000) and they could demonstrate how the chemical removed the ink.
    Of course one of the Nigerian scam team who was still in Nigeria was all over him like a bad rash.
    So he picked a flight number and told him he would be in Rotterdam on a certain date and arranged to met the friend in a public place which was a restaurant near the railway station.
    Now the fun bit. The baiter had picked a cafe that had a surveillance camera that transmitted live on the internet. He watched this live feed and sure enough a Nigerian turned up at the appointed time, sat down, ordered nothing and waited for over an hour, then left. A few minutes later the baiter gets an e-mail from Nigeria asking why he didn't show up. The baiter said he did, and then went on the describe the Nigerian, his age, height, weight and what he was wearing in perfect detail and said they had lunch together and were getting on so well that when he went for a wizz he left the bag with the cash in it with the Nigerian, but when he got back both the bag and Nigerian had gone and he now wanted to know where his money is.

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