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austin man

posted on 11/9/11 at 08:37 PM Reply With Quote
Does this seem dodgy

I am looking at a van on ebay the seller has sent me an email see below is it a scam or is it an acceptable ebay process


I have a local transport company Shiply that will take care of delivery and also registration transfer. Due to my location and since view is not an option I have requested personal support and I was approved to use Buyer Protection Program. Here is how the process works:


- you give me your full name and shipping address
- I start the transaction with the eBay,
- they send furthe r payment instructions,
- you have to pay for the item to eBay to secure the funds,
- they confirm me that they received the funds,
- I deliver the van,
- you receive the van,
- they send me the money.


Everything is covered by eBay. I will get paid only after you confirm that you received the van in good order.
Let me know if this is acceptable. Thank you





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Ninehigh

posted on 11/9/11 at 08:44 PM Reply With Quote
I didn't know ebay did an escrow service...






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posted on 11/9/11 at 08:45 PM Reply With Quote
i can smell it from here,deffo dodgy





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posted on 11/9/11 at 08:45 PM Reply With Quote
Sounds really dodgy to me mate, personally i wouldnt go through with it. You could contact ebay and see what they've got to say however.

I would also add that the english is very poor like "contact the Ebay" very fishy.

[Edited on 11/9/11 by wylliezx9r]





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posted on 11/9/11 at 08:47 PM Reply With Quote
SCAM!!!
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stevebubs

posted on 11/9/11 at 08:55 PM Reply With Quote
Put the terms ebay and escrow into google and you will have your answer in seconds...

Scam...

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Benzine

posted on 11/9/11 at 09:04 PM Reply With Quote
I smell something fishy, and I'm not talking about the contents of Baldrick's apple crumble
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StevieB

posted on 11/9/11 at 09:29 PM Reply With Quote
eBay does do an Escrow service - well, they partner with escrow.com

Doesn't mean it's all correct though - report to eBay and see what they say about it. However, safest bet is to start looking for another van from another seller.

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austin man

posted on 11/9/11 at 09:29 PM Reply With Quote
it is listed as last change of keeper 1 month ago yet the seller states he has had it for 3 years reg number KM04 ZVY be aware if your looking at the same item





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Ninehigh

posted on 11/9/11 at 09:35 PM Reply With Quote
Link us so we can harrass him






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austin man

posted on 11/9/11 at 09:37 PM Reply With Quote
eBay - The UK's Online Marketplace





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posted on 11/9/11 at 09:45 PM Reply With Quote
Zero feedback says it all
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RazMan

posted on 11/9/11 at 10:11 PM Reply With Quote
The words 'barge pole' come to mind





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austin man

posted on 11/9/11 at 10:27 PM Reply With Quote
his latest reply when I challenged his ownership

Sorry for confusion Andy, it was a birthday gift from my father and when we moved in August I took the ownership to make sure I can sell it and here we go.


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ReMan

posted on 11/9/11 at 10:34 PM Reply With Quote
Coinkidink!
I had one on adtrader a few weeks ago. for a Motorhome
Good ad, good price, but the email I got was almost exatly the same as yours.
Starting with, "its too far away to view" borrocks "ebay protection" borroks "i list you pay"borrocks you no see money again....
Step away





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posted on 12/9/11 at 06:18 AM Reply With Quote
quote:

I have a local transport company Shiply



It's a scam.

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Agriv8

posted on 12/9/11 at 06:36 AM Reply With Quote
Ask him what his transport company is called and loaction in Shipley and I will look it up.

Regads

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posted on 12/9/11 at 06:58 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Agriv8
Ask him what his transport company is called and loaction in Shipley and I will look it up.

Regads

Agriv8

Shiply is the transport company(s)
http://www.shiply.com/





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Agriv8

posted on 12/9/11 at 07:46 AM Reply With Quote
Ahh OK assumed a transport company in Shopley West Yorks .

will drink more coffee before posting in future

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posted on 12/9/11 at 08:05 AM Reply With Quote
Found this on gumtree.
http://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-motorbikes/vw-camper-ad-says-london-when-interested-its-in-scotland-its-a-scam-names-used-catyalbert-neal/87721667< br />
Report it and help prevent some innocent person getting scammed.

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ReMan

posted on 12/9/11 at 09:21 AM Reply With Quote
My contact was Caty

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