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  1. Joe K.

    Joe K. Curious about this text thingy below his avatar Jan 20, 2019

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    Over the past couple of days I spotted a listing as seen in the picture below (I can't post a link to the listing since eBAY removes these pretty quickly):

    scam.jpeg

    The seller is offering the watch for a BIN and then provides a link, asking buyers to use the link to provide shipping information and a contact e-mail. The seller will then send an e-mail to that address confirming the sale and indicating that eBAY will send another e-mail to confirm the details of the transaction.

    The next e-mail looks very much like a message from eBAY, but it is not! It provides an eBAY transaction ID, but the representative on eBAY could not locate the transaction. Bottom line - be careful and examine all aspects of the transaction before sending funds. FWIW - the seller asked to be paid by bank wire.

    If in doubt - contact eBAY directly to validate the transaction.
     
    Edited Jan 20, 2019
  2. KP-99

    KP-99 Jan 20, 2019

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    I have seen (and reported) this auction (and others, i.e. an Omega dresser with 321 for parts) about 20 times.
    Everytime the same procedure:
    The scammer puts in about 70-80 different goods at one time.
    This scammer uses a lot of different accounts.
    Think, they were hacked.
    Sometimes, Ebay needs minutes to remove all, sometimes they need a hour.
    Be carefully.
     
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  3. wsfarrell

    wsfarrell Jan 20, 2019

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    Gone...
     
  4. watchyouwant

    watchyouwant ΩF Clairvoyant Jan 20, 2019

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    Good to see you here, Joe. How is life? still hunting Mil. Watches? kind regards from Australia. Achim
     
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  5. Joe K.

    Joe K. Curious about this text thingy below his avatar Jan 20, 2019

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    Achim! good to hear from you. Still here, just more quiet :)
    Best, Joe

     
  6. repoman

    repoman Jan 21, 2019

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    I too have been reporting this same scammer for months and months... he certainly is persistent, he uses the same small set of images for every scam post
     
  7. speedamatuer

    speedamatuer Jan 21, 2019

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    He seems to post from different accounts each time, and all usually have a significant amount of feedback. I think there's also some account hacking going on behind the scam listings.
     
  8. Jokr

    Jokr Jan 21, 2019

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    Be careful when selling as well. Scammers often "buy" watches you offered for a BIN without actually paying. They then try to get your e-mail adress and send fake paypal or ebay payment confirmations, hoping you'll ship the watch.

    If You're not sure about a mail you received, you can always forward it to spoof(at)paypal.com and spoof(at)ebay.com.
     
  9. Fatcat

    Fatcat Jan 21, 2019

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    Well at this price anyway can be only a scam whatever the form used :))))
     
  10. rfordo

    rfordo Feb 10, 2019

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    Another batch of these just went up. Under the username sb79420.

    Buyer beware.
     
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  11. Neek

    Neek U-neek. Get it? Feb 10, 2019

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    Thanks for the heads up!
     
  12. gemstar

    gemstar Feb 11, 2019

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    Make sure also you check the page source option on the email as you can see in the coding where the actual email came from and ip address
     
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  13. mgarelik

    mgarelik Feb 11, 2019

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    Today, it looks like thousands of listings using Adorama's account.
     
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