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I fell victim to a false buyer message on the eBay message system, and had to have the USPS try to intercept a package headed to a scammer. FYI the USPS was NOT able to stop the package being delivered to the miscreant, and eBay can chastise him however they want to. Meanwhile, I filled out the FBI form and will make a local police report tomorrow.

If you sell on eBay, slow down, and really think through all the messages you are getting.

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Thanks for the heads up.



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I fell victim to a false buyer message, and had to have the USPS intercept a package headed to a scammer. FYI the USPS was able to stop the package being delivered to the miscreant, and eBay can chastise him however they want to. Meanwhile, I'm out additional shipping costs to get a helmet to the correct buyer.

If you sell on eBay, slow down, and really think through all the messages you are getting.

Maybe I missed it, but how did this happen?


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Multiple messages that were well-written and lied. One true buyer. One scammer.


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I nearly fell victim to one of those scammers a few years ago.

Nikon replaced my D600 under the oil spot recall with a new in box D610. I sold it as new-in-box on ebay to kickstart funding for the planned replacement (D750) for about $1500.

Within 5 hours it sold. The buyer (with a shipping address in CT if I remember) immediately tried to pull conversation off of ebay onto text (with a FL area code), then I got an email from "ebay" (with a header from someplace hilariously not ebay) saying they're holding my payment in escrow until the buyer gets the stuff and tried to get me to go to a Fedex store and mail it to a place in TX.

My bullshit meter pegged so hard my coworkers felt it so I got on the phone with ebay CS, who deleted the sale and banned that buyer.


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Doesn’t seem like this should be a problem if you follow ebays buy/sell process. Never ship anything to anywhere other than what’s listed on EBay
 
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Doesn’t seem like this should be a problem if you follow ebays buy/sell process. Never ship anything to anywhere other than what’s listed on EBay

yep
 
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Doesn’t seem like this should be a problem if you follow ebays buy/sell process. Never ship anything to anywhere other than what’s listed on EBay

yep

Yep. Or the PayPal account that paid for the item, if paid that way.




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