- Scammer on Facebook.
- Oscillate WildlyMember
lets face it – we all know (id love to be told different but don’t think for 1 minute I will) that paypal will not refund money willy nilly, in such a short period of time, and with no contact to you who seemingly were paid the money.
so it kinda rules out that scenario almost instantly
the 3rd so called proper buyer, hasn’t come kicking off at you, other then ‘wheres my bike’ if it were me/you/any one on here, there would be rage, accusations flown and generally not letting it lie
once he realised you weren’t a pushover/easy target he’s been left no choice but to move on, and hence why its for sale again elsewhere
a very slick scam indeed
however if it turns out paypal have refunded the guy I take it all back, but I think we all know deep down that’s not the casePosted 5 days agozilog6128Subscriber
a very slick scam indeed
Is it? To buy a bike on the off chance he might be able to get the money back as well? Otherwise just be left with the hassle of a bike to sell on! Doesn’t sound like the cleverest scam. Especially as, if anyone did refund the money, they’d have an address which they’d give to the police in an attempt to recover the bike.
Weird one. I did google in case this was a common occurrence like most scams but couldn’t find anything!Posted 4 days ago
The slick bit of the scam was how all the parts fitted together without raising suspicion. If you’d seen the various conversations via messenger that went back and forth you’d see what I mean. As for having someone’s address, I imagine the ‘buyer’ would just vanish after getting the money and the scammer would play dumb.Posted 4 days agoandytherocketeerSubscriber
Buy it back (it’ll go for half what you sold it for), then resell it thru decent channels again. Make a profit from the scammer(s).
Not so sure it was slick scam. Sounds more like they screwed up to me. Assuming there’s not a late theft of the money by Paypal some time soon.Posted 3 days agoDezBSubscriber
Yep, was made aware of that listing today and it’s the same bike. At least they managed to take their own pictures this time.
Ebay used to have a “report this item” for things that were listed elsewhere… it’s against their policies. Worth a look if they still have it on ebay as well.Posted 3 days agostevedocMember
https://www.facebook.com/groups/727706997367045/permalink/1196820117122395/?sale_post_id=1196820117122395 … am i right leaving this herePosted 2 days agoedlongMember
Unfortunately I have nothing to do with the listing that’s using my pictures and eBay don’t seem to give a stuff.
On that, I’m not remotely surprised and, to be honest, in itself I don’t particularly see a problem, since the photos are of the item in question.
I’ve done the same myself a couple of times when I’ve bought stuff that’s not fitted and rather than take new photos I’ve just re-advertised them using the photos from the original listing, why is that something you’d expect eBay to have an issue with? I’ve seen others even link back to old listings when they can’t be bothered to do their own.Posted 2 days ago
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