He's been at it twice tonight with at least 2 different IDs
I have a list of 8 ID's with exactly the same form.
And if you notice, you can't cut and paste the email. The entire description is a JPEG immage! So the ebay search robots don't pick up the @ on an email or a phone number.
I search a certain search parameter two or three times a day and I can spot him a mile off!
His latest attempt with the ID oddballtrucksuk09. 329 listings. However, I think some of them are proper. Some have a location of Bristol. All the 99p start ones with the @gmail? All have a location of UK. There are items on there for nearly £40k with proper descriptions. So if it's a hacked account, I feel sorry for the poor sod trying to run a business!
Need to be reporting the following one "en masse". Waaaay too cheap so I tried to ring the number. International ring tone. I then get a text with an email to contact. So I reeled him in! this is the (shortened) response:
"Since I am in the isle of man and travel for work and therefore unable to meet anyone to view the car, there are only 2 ways to do this sale:
A transport company to deliver the car to you and you send payment via escrow
or you pay via paypal and I have the car delivered to you.
As well as reporting them i used to message the "seller" via ebay and tell them their account had been hacked. It was probably a pointless effort, but worth trying I thought. If the account has good feedback and suddenly starts doing these listings it is a fair bet the account is hacked.
[email protected] In th ebody of a ebay listing on a Harley1200 'Jane' did following 1. Sent me a pic of 'her' passport to validate 'her' id and requested same from me 2. Insisted i pay for bilke through PPal scheme and sent me a valid link to ppal
I showed interest in a Triumph Spitfire Mk2, listed as being in London. A nice red one that was going for £5000. I just received the following from 'Emma Jane Griffiths'....
I am sorry for the late reply. The car is still for sale and available for viewing in Inverness, Scotland. In good condition with no damages or faults. All paperwork present in my name. It has been used by my brother who unfortunately passed away 3 months ago and the car has been in storage since then. If this is going to be a quick sale, I will let it go for £5000 delivered at my costs.
I was interested in a similar car but a GT6 Mk 2 at £7,000
the storey was her brother (the owner) died recently and she is clearing his estate remotely from Rome. she wanted to send me a PayPal 'pay on delivery' invoice. and said that I had 15 days to pay after delivery of the car.
she sent me her passport photo to reassure me. i tried to send a copy of mine but the email kept bouncing back. which is how I found this thread. red flags red flags.
I'm not sure what they are hoping to achieve. I'm not about to transfer £7,000 before I've even seen the car.
This is really annoying as I'd happily pay twice that price for the car in the photos she/they sent. maybe I could track the owner down and make an offer.
this is the displayed email address [email protected] but given it bounced back for me it may have been ditched by now
its funny because they kept saying 'for a quick sale' but it was them taking their time.
someone should let this poor woman know here passport pic is being used.
a call to the owner of this red mk 2 GT6 I would like to buy this car please !!!