Yet another ebay scam

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  1. Terry

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    Just clicked on link and got a 'very dangerous site' warning from McAfee security software:Eeek::Eeek::Eeek:
     
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    It's a genuine ebay listing and the Reg No checks out on DVLA ..

    The vehicle details for Y653 DRR are:

    Date of Liability 01 09 2011
    Date of First Registration 01 05 2001
    Year of Manufacture 2001
    Cylinder Capacity (cc) 2200CC
    CO2 Emissions Not Available
    Fuel Type Heavy Oil
    Export Marker Not Applicable
    Vehicle Status Licence Not Due
    Vehicle Colour WHITE
    Vehicle Type Approval
    Vehicle Excise Duty Rate for vehicle
    6 Months Rate £118.25
    12 Months Rate £215.00

    but the price is obviously too low .. how do you think this scam works Terry ?
     
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    Hi Jim click on the sellers feedback (2114) at the side of his name :Wink: ERROR pops up then click on bids again error pops up.Then look at the price £5200 for a van worth more than double/treble :Rofl1:
    If he brings it to my house I will buy it at that price if it all checks out :Rofl1::Wink:He won't bring it because they have just photoed someones van :Eeek: that's why it checks out when you have checked the DVLA :BigGrin: I would bet my house on it being a SCAM :Wink:
    Wait until a few more funsters wake up and check other ways on ebay to find it is a scam :thumb:
    terry
    edit -Jim edit your post before some unsuspecting idiot reads you think it genuine
     
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    yeah.. I know it's a scam Terry.. just wondered how it operated
     
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    Hi Jim it will only be available if you pay for it in full and pick it up after funds have cleared :thumb::Eeek: Excuses could be in the garage getting repaired, on hols in it at the moment etc etc
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    Basically I believe that they just clone the page of an original e-bay listing. Normally from quite some time ago.

    They then amend the written details, the price which is the bait and change the seller details, so communication is then directed with the scam seller, who then tells the tales about being stuck in Spain etc and blah blah blah..

    If you look at the address in link it is very "similar" to an e-bay address, just as in some of the bank "phishing" mails.

    I can't view it any more as my browser / AV is now warning me and will not let me go back to it as I clicked once on the link to contact seller....

    Some of these are quite amateur but there are some who make it "look" very professional....

    Caveat Emptor.........:Eeek:
     
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    :Rofl1::thumb:Well done Peter :BigGrin: I knew more funsters would know why it was a scam
    :Wink:
    terry
     
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    Thanks Peter.. I noticed the URL was odd...

    but what is clever is when you log into ebay proper and do a search the advert comes up, it's only when you click on the seller it goes to the scam link.. how is that done without ebay knowing ?
     
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    jlwd.co.uk is a furniture website which is under construction.
    ebay.jlwd.co.uk is a sub domain of the first one mentioned.
    Only the owner or somenone working on their behalf would be in a position to add a sub domain on.

    The description of furniture on the site is very basic e.g. Available in various colours such as Black, Brown, Red, Yellow, and Cream, etc

    It could be that whoever who owns this domain either knows nothing about it or is involved.

    The doamin was registered on 25-Mar-2009 and still has no webiste content which is a little bit odd for a business.

    The cgi folder is rarely used by most web designers as it hosts scripts only.
    Not a bad place to hide your fictitious site.

    Anyway, all very strange and definitely worth avoiding.
     
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    It may not be because they don't know, but more likely is they are aware this is happening, but sadly they do not care. Ebay love to take the cash but are not so good in my experience when dealing with any issues, problems, or scams like this which hijack ebay.

    Again if it sounds too good to be true........ it will be just that, too good.:cry:

    Never send money for anything you have never seen or bought through the proper auction system on e-bay...
     
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