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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-03-2002, 02:25 AM Thread Starter
 
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OT, scam on ebay

A guy that I work with (He sits in the cube next to me) got new wheels for his BMW. So he is selling his old wheel/tires on ebay. someone has pirated his ad and has set up a scam.

this is the real ad.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...ayphotohosting

he noticed that someone else had an auction for wheel/tires just like his. He looked closer to notice that the picture in the other auction was his picture! also the entire body of the other guys text was identicle to his.

holy cow. the other guy is going to totaly rip someone off. Ebay will not do anything.

see for yourself. this is auction #2.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...tem=1839221816

moral of the story. make sure that when you post pictures for sale, put text in the picture so some crook can't use it
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[img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img] Here is something for you to remember: "EACH person who wakes up this morning on this mudball called earth HAS TO HAVE A GIMMICK WITH WHICH TO MAKE IT THROUGH THE DAY. That gimmick might be hunting-gathering in some deep dark jungle or on the frozen tundra of the artic; it might be growing food by farming crops or animals; it might be working for someone else for pay or for sustenence; it might be dropping a line into water to catch a meal of fish; it might be stealing cars to sell for money; it might be manipulating stocks to screw honest investors out of their life savings; it might be lending money for intrest; it might be fixing stuff for people and charging them money; it might be home burglaries to get stuff that can be sold for money; it might be making stuff and then selling the stuff for money. THERE ARE ANY NUMBER OF GIMMICKS out there, and as you can see, NOT ALL ARE NOBLE OCCUPATIONS. Because of the way human nature is; (we just cannot seem to stay away from sin) there are MILLIONS of dishonest people out there working their particular GIMMICK to get through the day.[img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img] The internet is just tailor made for crooks; and you need to always have that in mind when you log on to ANYTHING.[img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img][img]images/icons/mad.gif[/img]
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it looks as if the second ad is being used as a reseller. your friends auction has the reserve met, the other hasnt.

what you can try to do is to see how this one plays out, and watch the seller's user name. give as much negative feedback as you can. the bad part about that is it doesnt take much to register a new one.
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I think the second guy doesn't have a camera and he just borrowed the picture. If you notice, he changed the description slightly. He probably can't write in English so he just borrowed the words. He probably doesn't have a camera so he just borrowed the picture. He probably doesn't have a BMW and he probably "borrowed" the wheels from someone also.

It looks like they are both screwed. I wouldn't sell a $1000 item to a first time buyer who is the high bidder on both auctions. Do you really think that guy needs 2 sets of those wheel/tires? I doubt it.

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add he just happens to have one blemish in the same place and the same tread wear depth?

and If he is the type of guy to "barrow" the wheels. why not just skip that crime and just scam some other guy.
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