Is what they sent you by any chance a lot smaller than the item you paid for? Photo of the envelope, or whatever they sent with tracking number visible, showing that it couldn't contain what you're supposed to have got (use a ruler to show the size in the photo)?
What did they send for the false trail?
Amusingly, it was an actual scam letter. Just like this one:
Came in this envelope wrapped in parcel tape:
...which I assume is 2nd Class recorded regular letter, which allows for 100g max weight and 5mm depth. Item is more than this.
Refuse to sign for it?
You should still be OK, don't open the package.
Has already been signed for/opened.
Take a photo of it if you do. There is something, some kind of protection in place for not getting the item you bought? Seems like a basic form of protection. If the person sending is trying to scam you by creating a trail I doubt this in new to Ebay. Have you got proof of postage or anything to link the parcel to the sender?
Nothing to link to the sender, but pics taken. Due to the piss-take nature of it all, I will be reporting to the police tomorrow as well.
Don't open it!
probably a turd.
Sniffed it. No turd.
Can I be the first to say "good scam"?
You're awful, but I love you.