ebay scammer

Discussion in 'Leica and Rangefinders' started by dan d. chang, Sep 3, 2006.

  1. I bid on a Leica lens and lost the bid, after the auction just finished I
    received an e-mail told me I got second change offer and send me following e-
    mail. Beware these scammers!

    From : david mclaren <dumil1@yahoo.com>
    Sent : Sunday, September 3, 2006 6:21 PM
    To : Dan Chang Subject : RE: Leitz Canada

    no!

    Dan Chang wrote: wah, great, do you need my SSN and bank account too?

    From: david mclaren
    To: Dan Chang
    >Subject:
    RE: Leitz Canada >Date: Sun, 3 Sep 2006 15:15:13 -0700 (PDT) > > >
    Hello there,
    Thank you for e-mail! Below,i will explain you about this second chance
    >offer. >You are one of the bidders who has bid on my auction. >I had began
    this second chance offer because the winner of my auction >didn`t respond to
    my emails. There are many bidders who has bid on >the auction just for fun or
    to raise the price for their own interest. >Now , for start, i will explain
    you some steps for finish this >transaction.This is second chance offer. You
    are now able to buy the >item you just bid on at the price of your last bid.
    >So, if you want to buy and are interested in this second chance offer, >all
    you have to do is to send me those informations:

    First name:
    Last name:
    Address:
    City:
    Country:
    Zip:
    Item #:
    Your Bid Price:
    eBay User ID:

    I need the details exactly like i had requested , because i must >forward the
    e-mail to eBay. >In short time, they will contact you with an e-mail Invoice
    in order >to complete this transaction! > > I am dealing only thru eBay!!! > >
    Thank you for understanding!

    > >Dan Chang wrote: > What is this second changes? are you the original
    seller? what happened >to >the first bidder? > > > >From: david mclaren > >To:
    Dan Chang > >Subject: Leitz Canada > >Date: Sun, 3 Sep 2006 14:39:07 -0700
    (PDT)

    > > Second Chance Offer -- Buy > >The Item You Recently Bid On Good news! The
    > >following eBay item on which you placed a bid is again available for >
    >purchase at your last bid amount: > > > > Dear sir, > > > > Good news! The
    following eBay item on which you placed a bid, is now > >available for
    purchase:
     
  2. You can go to ebay and see if the second chance offer was sent though Ebay in you messages section. I have recieved second chance offer's because the first person flakes out ,and I recieved the item just as promised.If it did not come though ebay , then this is a scam.
     
  3. Recently I received a few 'second chance offers' in respect of items I had never bid on. They
    were obviously scams.

    I once received a legitimate second chance offer through eBay in respect of a beautiful tabbed
    chrome Summicron that is now in my bag.

    From memory, the legitimate offers will appear as 'messages' in your 'My Ebay' page.
     
  4. I got this second change offer just as the auction finished, I checked my ebay account no such an e-mail, and I send an e-mail via myebay and ask the scammer to forward a copy to me and never heared any thing from this guy.

    Either this is a scammer, or the seller hire some one bid 2000 dollars and get all maximum bid mount and offer second change. What a world!
     
  5. Welcome to eBay.............!
     
  6. SCL

    SCL

    eBay continually warns potential bidders that second chance offers not received thru their system (My eBay)are fakes. Unless one doesn't read the bidding guidelines in eBay, it is pretty hard to get taken with this scam.
     
  7. I've gotten 4 of the same, exact emails, same wording, on 2 Contax RX SLRs I was bidding on. I reported them to ebay security, who responded quickly. They also provided a link in their massive website on how to detect scams like this. I'm glad you didn't fall for it.
     
  8. They may want to scam you or not, but for sure they are scamming eBay company.

    They will make one sell on eBay, and obtain 100 contacts and sell 100 items out of eBay, not paying proper fee to eBay for the other transactions. If you are lucky you may get your item OK. But most likely both, you and eBay will be scammed.

    Even though this letter claims that deals only through eBay, this may not necessarily be true for all second chance winners.
     
  9. ">So, if you want to buy and are interested in this second chance offer, >all you have to do is to send me those informations: First name: Last name: Address: City: Country: Zip: Item #: Your Bid Price: eBay User ID:"
    If this were a legitimate second chance offer (it isn't), this guy would ALREADY have that information, or it would all be provided to him when the offer is accepted through the eBay system.
    "I need the details exactly like i had requested , because i must >forward the e-mail to eBay."
    Pure BS. Sellers do NOT need to forward emails to eBay to complete a legitimate second chance offer.
    You were wise to walk away. This scammer is likely (99.9%) not even the original seller.
     
  10. A scammer on eBay?

    Say it ain't so. :)
     
  11. "What a world!"

    The "scams" perpertrated on e-Bay are small-time, not very clever, and should be ineffective on anyone whose greed doesn't overwhelm his common sense. Real scammers, con-artists and grifters who go for high stakes like bilking people out of their life savings are a lot cleverer yet even they most times depend on the victim's greed blinding them, which is why they normally hand-pick their "marks".
     
  12. It\'s easier to just go to Staples for a scanner.
     
  13. i don't take any second-chance offers at any price and you shouldn't either.
     

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