Another Ebay scam?

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  1. andycotterell

    andycotterell Read Only Funster

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    This item is clearly dodgy and there's something wrong with the links on the page - looks like it's all been faked somehow.

    HYMER STARLINE 640 3 BERTH Campervan MOTORHOME MERCEDES on eBay (end time 29-Sep-09 14:14:02 BST)
     
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  2. tony645

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    just tried to view it on ebay and my anti virus kicked in straight away to block it, beware!
     
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    Our internet security flagged it as a danger!
     
  4. Diabalo

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    Something well dodgey, my AV blocks it and puts up a massive warning about phishing
     
  5. errpaul

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    Loads of scams like this on ebay.
    Usually on vehicles and they price them at a clearly ridiculous price. Someone thinks it's the deal of a lifetime and so follows the instruction to contact the seller outside of ebay.
    The person makes up some story but what they want is the same.......you to pay for the vehicle outside of ebay via western union or another similar outfit.
    End result, they make loads of money, you lose loads of money and absolutely no way on earth that they will be traced. A lot of it is done from outside of the EU even!!

    If it's too good to be true then it probably is.
     
  6. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    just checked it on gov.uk website using the reg in the photo's.



    VEHICLE ENQUIRY Services Provided By DVLA: [​IMG] Vehicle details could not be found

    As it has not been possible to locate the vehicle details, your enquiry cannot proceed and has been cancelled.
     
  7. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    BUT.....the seller 'seems' genuine....

    Meet the sellerSeller:[​IMG][​IMG]granniesbazaar[​IMG]( 560[​IMG])
    Feedback:99.5% PositiveMember:since Apr-09-04 in United Kingdom
     
  8. errpaul

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    This is easy enough to do if you know how.
    When on ebay always beware and NEVER pay for anything or make any contact outside of Ebay
     
  9. N&K

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    Well, I read this thread, looked at the ebay advert and recognised the sign behind this motorhome , I know the guy who owns the garage in this photo. I’ll contact him and see if he’s aware of this ebay advert. :Eeek:

    Here is the same vehicle advertised on their web site
    Buy Mercedes-Benz White Hymer Starline 640 Motorhome For Sale (£34995.00)

    in their used vehicle section

    if you go to ebay.co.uk and enter the item number of this motorhome (200388149622) , nothing is returned...maybe it is a scam

    cheers people, I have mailed my mate the garage owner


    N&K
     
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  10. American Dream

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    Never ever bid on a unit where the seller requires payment by Western Union.....

    All the other advice is sound.Do all your homework first and never bid blind without a getout clause.

    We had a Guy who said he had just moved to Holland to work and the van was now there but he was prepared to ship.

    Nothing checked out so we contacted the Dutch Police.Turned out it was traced to a school....

    Looked very genuine though.....:RollEyes:
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    and its the very same photos except for the ones of the documents and the speedo.:Eeek:
     
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    I have emailed him, I'll give him a buzz tomorrow, I'll keep you posted. :thumb: thanks again
     
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    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    Re ebay

    I lost an auction on a blackberry phone last week. only to be contacted shortly after by the seller saying they had been the victims of a fraud attempt & would i be interested in a second chance offer.

    The seller went on to explain.... the winner had asked for the phone to be sent to NIGERIA and they then received messages from pay pal (FAKE) saying the money was in her account. also messages from ebay ( FAKE) saying to send goods or she would be barred from ebay etc......

    She checked with ebay/paypal and found out that no monies had been sent.

    So it pays to be careful on ebay it is truly shark infested waters and you need your wits about you:Wink:
     
  15. Diabalo

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    Has anyone flagged this up with flebay?
     
  16. Bryan

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    I have removed the OP's link as it directed clickers to ebay-motors.eu which may be a scam site and not a real ebay site at all.

    That would explain the spyware/virus warnings and why the real ebay sites do not have the item.

    Regards

    Bryan
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  17. Diabalo

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    I have sent the link to e-bays fraud dept, As it is clearly not e-bay I am not sure they will be able to do anything
     
  18. Andy 01424

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    Theres also another nice little con get a friend to bid,wacks in a bid you bid a few times leave it ,because you have gone to wht you will pay ,lo behold you get 2nd chanced on it :thumb:

    Another thing on any bid i win even though they say deposit in 24hrs ,its upto you just contact the seller say i will be over on that day ,you risk losing it if its a fake or scam,i see loads for RV's/Cars etc £200- £500 deposit in 24hrs ,uhmm dont think so :thumb:


    mind you i have an Ebay account in fact this is my 3rd ,love the way you get scammed on a item,Ebay agree but still insist on charging you for commission on the full price,hence i will pay to put the advert in but no way would i pay the final valuation fee,hence twice they done this so 3rd account
     
  19. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Point 1.

    If it was genuine I would have bought it, you lot would have been far too late:Rofl1::Rofl1:

    If you check the address in the browser bar you will find ir is not an ebay address, also checking feedback option, you will find it does not go anywhere.

    Peter
     
  20. Bulletguy

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    Thats not quite correct. What else can you do when the seller states 'pick up only'?

    I've bid on, won, and paid for quite a few eBay items which involved making contact 'outside' of the normal payment procedure. If the seller isn't genuine then the worst that can happen is they fail to turn up.
    One thing for sure......you won't be losing any money.
     
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