Scam or genuine?

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  1. Hollyberry

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    Scam
     
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    ebay is www.ebay.co.uk. This is ebay-co-uk, so its not ebay! The domain is actually studio121.biz, which is registered to someone called spencer bungard, in london.

    Could be a legit trader but seems unlikely since he is pretending to be e-bay.

    I would stay clear.
     
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    Didn't spot the ebay-co-uk bit. Thanks for that.

    It's listed in an Ebay seller shop. Clicking on question for another item (incense sticks) brings up the regular form--so maybe their a/c has been hijacked.
     
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    my security software wouldnt even allow me to open your link...:thumb:

    but the item has been removed by ebay anyway.
     
  6. Hollyberry

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    It is still on Ebay but the finishing time has changed. Can't report it to Ebay as it has no item number. Just shows the things you don;t notice when you're skimming through.

    As a precaution I've run a virus scan and a malware scan. Thanks for the warning.
     
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    indeed it is still there and this time i got to see the item.

    now this is an usual one.....usually, with a scam, when you click the sellers name or feedback score it takes you nowhere, just a message saying 'there is a problem' with feedback or takes you to 'MY WORLD' for the sellers profile.

    this one DOES take you to the sellers profile and feedback history.:Eeek:
     
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    Yes, I thought that was odd, too
    My feeling is that a genuine seller has had their account hijacked and this item added in to their listing but enquiries etc... going straight to hijacker.
    The only good point that I can see, from a purely selfish point of view, is that I'm getting better at spotting scams!
     
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    just 'messaged' (within ebay) the account holder 'aroma-relief' to see if they are aware of the cloned web page.
     
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    i think the original, genuine, auction item is a buckwheat heat pad measuring 12" x 6"....hence the starting bid of £26.88
     
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    Phishing and Malware Protection

    Firefox 3 or later contains built-in Phishing and Malware Protection to help keep you safe online. These features will warn you when a page you visit has been reported as a Web Forgery of a legitimate site (sometimes called “phishing” pages) or as an Attack Site designed to harm your computer (otherwise known as malware).
     
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    thanks Peter...just started using firefox and didnt know about this :thumb:
     
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    Thats what I got when I clicked on the link

    Peter
     
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    The latest version of firefox highlights the domain. For example this page shows

    www.[B]motorhomefun.co.uk[/B]/motorhome-chat/40079-scam-genuine-2.html

    Makes it easy to see at a glance what the actual domain name is.
     
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    Neither did mine, definitely as scam:Angry:
     
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    Mine neither. Just comes up with a phishing warning.
     
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    Think I'll have to change back to firefox.
     
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    my antivirus stops me going there...... but.... earlier scams were identifiable because when you click on the item the page refreshes after about half a second.

    Please, please, don't hope that ebay will show any interest. they don't care. Nor does watchdog, nor does the newspaper fraternity.

    These scams will run and run.
     
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