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Is my brother getting conned on ebay?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Camalot, 16 Jun 2006.

  1. Camalot

    Soldato

    Joined: 7 Mar 2005

    Posts: 6,633

    Location: Wolverhampton

    Hi there.

    Someone is trying to scam my brother over ebay, well i think. I need some advice.

    They used the buy now option, but my brother says there is no money in his paypal account. They have sent two emails.

    The first is telling him this....

    Your Payment for Item no.8829130481 has been processed.Due to the fact
    that the buyers shipping address is outside the United Kingdom.In this
    regards we have adopted a policy.Your are required to send the item to
    the buyer and send the shipment tracking number to us for
    verification.Your Paypal Account will be credited upon the receipt of the
    shipment tracking number.Do not send the shipment tracking number to the
    buyer.

    The second email is saying this.

    PayPal

    Dear ***,

    This is a second and final notice to notify you that your payment has
    been recieved for ebay item no.8829130481.You are required to ship the
    item and send to us the Shipment Tracking Number for verification of
    shipment.This is neccessary beacuse the buyers shipping address is
    outside the United Kingdom.We hope to recieve the shipment tracking
    number within 24 hours or you will be facing a possible suspension on
    ebay and paypal for improper conduct.We want honest merchants on ebay.
    Thanks for using paypal for your online auctions.

    The Paypal Team

    I also noticed the delivery address is stated as Nigeria, thats bad right?

    Delivery Information

    Address: Jelili Oshodi
    23 Durojaiye street
    Lawanson,Surulere
    Lagos 23401
    Nigeria
    Address Status: Confirmed
     
  2. Ironic Namesake

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 6,964

    Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Scam

    Edit : They send fake payment email before, hence why it doesn't show up in the account.

    They make it look like extra has been paid, so you ship fast to make sure it gets sent before you notice it is a fake e-mail
     
  3. vanandjuanunited

    Soldato

    Joined: 20 Oct 2005

    Posts: 5,683

    Does it even need to mention Nigeria for you to suspect a SCAM.
     
  4. Camalot

    Soldato

    Joined: 7 Mar 2005

    Posts: 6,633

    Location: Wolverhampton

    Thanks guys, let him know its all a scam.

    Gee ebay these days
     
    Last edited: 16 Jun 2006
  5. ballistic

    PermaBanned

    Joined: 15 May 2006

    Posts: 2,278

    Nigeria
     
  6. Mr.Orb

    Mobster

    Joined: 12 Nov 2004

    Posts: 2,523

    Location: Bath

    As soon as your read that... Forget it!
     
  7. alexakasloth

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 13 Aug 2004

    Posts: 7,813

    Location: Newhaven, Sussex.

    SCAMzors!

    Report to paypal/ebay and file a not paid dispute.
     
  8. Vertigo1

    Capodecina

    Joined: 28 Dec 2003

    Posts: 15,391

    That fact that you even need to ask the question staggers me tbh.