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Possible Jeffries Scam


Daniel Hersh
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It's here on Ebay. I suspect a hijacked eBay account--the seller has no feedback since 2002. It's a private listing too--another warning sign.

 

Does anyone recognize this listing? I would prefer to be wrong, but I'd recommend caution on this one...

 

Daniel

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Our detective skills aside, what if..........

Maybe this was a project too big for the previous buyer to take on. I have sent an email, which I assume will not be responded to, but also the original seller might get the email ( id hijacked) and respond.

I'll gladly pay 25 dollars for a lovely Jeffries just like the old days before the internet.

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I believe that if the ID was hijacked the hijacker will be able to modify the associated e-mail address to his/her own address, but I guess there's a chance that he/she neglected to do that. I notified eBay but I'm not sure if they'll take action without an listing number for the original, authentic listing.

 

Our detective skills aside, what if..........

Maybe this was a project too big for the previous buyer to take on. I have sent an email, which I assume will not be responded to, but also the original seller might get the email ( id hijacked) and respond.

I'll gladly pay 25 dollars for a lovely Jeffries just like the old days before the internet.

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Thanks, Paul. I've now re-reported to eBay with the earlier listing number in hand, and I've also sent a message to the buyer from the earlier listing asking him/her to contact eBay too if this is indeed a fraud. I hope this gets taken down soon--bids are appearing....

 

Good spotting! Can someone report this to eBay? I need to get back to work...

 

But I'll do it tonight if no one has taken care of it by then.

 

Daniel

The original 2006 ebay posting for this Jeffries seems to be here. It apparently was discussed in this thread.
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Arrgh, it's still there. I'd encourage others to echo the reports that Paul and I sent to the eBay Security Center, citing the old listing number (7405244200) in your message. (Current listing number, which you'll also need, is 150123307692.) That might help convince them to take it down or to take it down sooner.

 

Daniel

 

Thanks, Paul. I've now re-reported to eBay with the earlier listing number in hand, and I've also sent a message to the buyer from the earlier listing asking him/her to contact eBay too if this is indeed a fraud. I hope this gets taken down soon--bids are appearing....
Good spotting! Can someone report this to eBay? I need to get back to work...

 

But I'll do it tonight if no one has taken care of it by then.

 

Daniel

The original 2006 ebay posting for this Jeffries seems to be here. It apparently was discussed in this thread.
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Arrgh, it's still there. I'd encourage others to echo the reports that Paul and I sent to the eBay Security Center, citing the old listing number (7405244200) in your message. (Current listing number, which you'll also need, is 150123307692.) That might help convince them to take it down or to take it down sooner.

 

Daniel

 

I reported this scam to ebay today, and I keep encouraging anybody else to do the same. But if this is an hijacked account, who can tell? The problem may be that ebay does not like to remove offers from clients with 100% positive feedbacks just like that.

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I saw this concer last year, the seller was from Brisbane and I dropped over and saw him. I have also just reported it again. I got onto the live chat with the security guys and they said they would look into it and do something about it. See how good or daft they really are over there I guess.

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I saw this concer last year, the seller was from Brisbane and I dropped over and saw him. I have also just reported it again. I got onto the live chat with the security guys and they said they would look into it and do something about it. See how good or daft they really are over there I guess.

 

Perhaps they have a trap set and they are waiting for the rat to return. Perhaps they will be the high bidder too. Don't underestimate them.

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I saw this concer last year, the seller was from Brisbane and I dropped over and saw him. I have also just reported it again. I got onto the live chat with the security guys and they said they would look into it and do something about it. See how good or daft they really are over there I guess.

 

 

They just pulled this item.

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Finally! I didn't know about the live chat option--I'll bear it in mind for the next one..... :(

 

I wish that eBay would move a little faster on these--there's always the risk of the fraudster negotiating an off-line "sale" before the auction ends. But I'm glad that it did at least eventually get pulled.

 

I saw this concer last year, the seller was from Brisbane and I dropped over and saw him. I have also just reported it again. I got onto the live chat with the security guys and they said they would look into it and do something about it. See how good or daft they really are over there I guess.

They just pulled this item.

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