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    Righty me old chums we have one ebay scammer who needs to be taught a lesson .

    Stumbled accross the sale of a range topping Rover 75 04 Reg SatNav, TV, leather etc etc. Now this was obviously a scam as he was offereing buy it now (not through ebay) of £3500 and there were some dodgy typo's/mistakes on his auction advert (he did have lots of good feedback though). So an email was duly sent to him, not via the "Contact the seller" link in ebay though as he said that it had a trojan and mailers to that address will get it too (lolololol, yeah right) but to a different address.

    Anyway this is what I sent...

    Hi,

    Can you tell me if the car can be viewed and relavent checks undertaken.

    Also can you tell me the reason why you are selling it for buy in now of £3500?

    Thanks,
    I got a reply of...

    Dear sir,

    First of all, thank you for your interest regarding my Rover .

    Before we will go any further, I will like to tell you that I am located in Czech Republic and so is the car.

    The price I expect to get for the car is 3500 GBP, wich also includes the shipping taxes.

    The car is as described on eBay, in imaculate condition and it was also recently inspected in UK, before I moved here.

    If you have any other questions about the car, feel free to ask and I will be glad to answer.

    About the payment, we will go through a secure way, and we will make the deal with ebay safety department. If you agree with the terms so far and you are interested to buy the car, please let me know, and I will make the arrangements and the safety department will contact you regarding the deal.

    Looking forward to hear from you soon.

    Regards !
    Now, being the gullable type I decided to reply back ...

    Excellent, I see why the car is so cheap now! I am interested in purchasing your car, please let me know how you intend to proceed.

    Regards,
    He then sent me...

    Hello,

    I will make the arrangements with ebay and they will send you everything you need to know. Please get back to me and let me know asap after they will contact you some we can make the final arrangements..

    Regards !
    Then later I get an email which is spoofed with all the ebay logo's etc asking to pay the money via Western Union, is this guy for flipin real or what!

    Right the question is guy's (and gals), what ingenious ways can you think of to get one over on him!????

    L.

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    just notify ebay and the law!

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    Yeah right, like thats gonna come to anything, I want some fun!

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    Similar, well you know those emails you get saying that 14 million will be transferred into your account and you can keep a million etc etc?

    Well I read somewhere that a lot of people respond, making it really convincing that they have been taken in and want to do the deal, but to show genuine will from the "scammer", they ask for the scammer to send them something like £100 to prove he is real. This guy made about a thousand quid.

    Perhaps you should so the same. Ask him for £100 quid to show he is real, saying you want to do the deal - see if he does it. You'll add the £100 back onto the final balance for him. Some people might think it's wrong but how much money are they ripping less brainy people off for...

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    This is how it should be done.....

    http://www.p-p-p-powerbook.com/

    Ideas, you need to nail the guy before reporting him, you need to somehow get his address/ebay address or phone number, from there you should be able to get the wheels moving. Check other ebay sale pictures for a similar car - these scammers often lift images from other legit sales.

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    what, you mean something like...

    Hi Daniel,

    I now have instructions from ebay regarding the payment however my mother says that it may not be a real transaction, like one of those warnings off the news or something? I told her it was because ebay had sent me the transaction information, she doesn't know what she is talking about! She said that if it was real you wouldn't have a problem in sending me a small sum, like £100 to confirm your legitimacy. I told her it was okay but I suppose she is right in a way. If you send me the £100 I will send £3600 to you for the car straight away therefore we we will not get delayed, I love the look of the car, can't wait to drive it :-)

    Thanks,
    This is fun!

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    Ha ha ha! Perfect, I think these gits deserve it! Send it off and if it comes through you can put it towards a new mod!!!

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    If I get the £100 I will give it to charity

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    I suppose that would keep everything a bit more moral!

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    Like it!!!!

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