Ebay Fraud

Last Update: April 10, 2016

Hi guys,

Just want to share with you something that happened with me on Ebay.

I have been selling and buying things on Ebay since 2005. But it actually the first time I came across a fraud.

I have been trying to sell an iPhone 6s new one. Of course is not a cheap item. So I put on auction as usual when auction finish I send an invoice to the buyer.

I received a message that he will send money in a minute, but he need to attend a dinner party.

I send him back a reply that is ok.

Thank got another reply... that he tried to send money through PayPal, but something wrong and he offer me to do it directly through PayPal and that he will send me a receipt, or he can send me a cheque.

Well, I do not sell anything costly on eBay without Ebay protection, so I told him this and that I only accept transaction through eBay to be closed.


I got a reply back with F... Bitch...

I wasted my time for auction, i didn't sell the product and will waste another few days to relist it.

SO he had to be reported.

Stay safe online.


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Sheila50 Premium
Good thing you have Ebay protection. That is something that fears me with selling on any of those sites.
Thanks for sharing.
Sheila
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Nikiska Premium
Hi Sheila, well i can say eBay is safe if you using it according rules.but some people want more money and they trying to avoid fees so going on risk....
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Wayne66 Premium
The good thing is that you had the safety? precautions in place that helped you not to be scammed and you realized that. Good heads up and a warning to anyone else about being careful when doing business online.

All the best.
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Nikiska Premium
Thats true the safety is more important thing :)
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boomergp08 Premium
I have had that happen to me a many times too in over 10 yeas of selling on eBay and Like I tell customers, either you abide by the rules or you will be reported. I cannot tell you how many times I have called eBay to do just that and to make sure my final value fees will be refunded.
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Nikiska Premium
thanks for sharing, it happened first time with me... so i am a little shocked...
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joyweb Premium
Thanks for the warning.
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Nikiska Premium
Anytime :)
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rosieM Premium
Sorry you had such a rough time....thank you for the warning. There's always at least one 'bad apple' out there....
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Nikiska Premium
Hi Rosie, Yes...
It can happen anywhere... but good I learned through experience how to recognize the fraud on Ebay.
Just want to warn others :)
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rosieM Premium
That's what makes you a good networker; we all try to look out for each other....kudos to you!
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