[DML] Re: Fraudulent ebay listings
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[DML] Re: Fraudulent ebay listings

I usually always ruin these auctions myself. They stand out like a
sore thumb. I immediately kill the auction by bidding like $50,000 on
them evey time, shortly after they are gone or shut down by eBay.

I turn them into ebay all the time after I have fun ruining the
auction, eBay usually shuts it down within a day or so.

Hopefully nobody has gotten suckered in on these auctions yet.

-Joe O'Brien


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Gekko@xxxx" <gekko@xxxx> wrote:
> Just a heads-up to the group.  I keep an eye on Delorean parts
listings on ebay in case something I could use pops up.  I naturally
check out the cars being listed as well.  Recently there have been a
rash of listings for Deloreans for sale with VERY low Buy It Now
prices (from $4500 - $6600) on cars that look to be in terriffic
shape.  Most of the listings offer the car to "Pre-Approved" bidders
or with a "You must contact me by email at xxxx@xxxx or xxxx@xxxx )
addesses before I will consider your bid.  The auction is usually
ended early because they get a "fish" on the line asking to buy the
car.  There's usually a story about having family crisis or being out
of the country but they are affilliated with ebay's squaretrade group
insuring the payment is secure and refundable if you do not receive
the vehicle in the condition described, etc. etc.  I enjoy doing the
dance with these guys and turn them over to ebay's security team when
they realize I didn't just fall off the turnip truck and won't respond
to me any longer.  The most recent one even went to the trouble of
setting up a website called square-trade.ws so that they could send me
emails with that address with the invoice for the car.  Of course,
SquareTrade.com is ebay's high-value purchase protection group, not
square-trade.ws.  Watch your backs when looking to pick up stuff
cheap.  If they ask you to send money via Western Union to someone
who's supposedly acting as a disinterested third party "escrow"
service, RUN-don't-walk for the exit with your hand on your wallet!
> Craig
> VIN -07181
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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