Anyone seen this scam before ?

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  1. pondman

    pondman Build Whore. Contributor

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    I've reported this type of scam a couple of times to ebay.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/292560735621?ul_noapp=true

    If you click on the full item description tab on the add it takes you to a private email address .
    The strange thing is that if you click on the sellers profile its got over 17000 positive feedback + all the other items for sale have the same link :nuts:
     
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    Xaios Foolish Mortal Contributor

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    Link is dead.
     
  3. pondman

    pondman Build Whore. Contributor

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    I guess ebay killed him again after I called em.
    If I catch him again I'll post it here first so we can have some fun.
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    It's rather easy to game the system to fake purchases to build a high feedback count, especially for "Scam Farms" with dozens of computers and workers.
     
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    I saw something similar in Amazon. It was a "shop" that advertised a few amps used for very cheap, like a Dual Rec or an ENGL E660 for £250. Checking the description he stated to not buy through Amazon but send him a private email to arrange the sale.

    His "shop" is long gone now and I unfortunately did not report him myself.
     
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    BlackSG91 Loves Black Guitars

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    The internet is just loaded with scams you have to watch out for.


    ;>)/
     
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    He's at it again this morning. Piles of listings up on ebayuk. I'm reporting piles of guitars as I type this.
     
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  9. pondman

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    Looks like he hacks a legit account according to ebay last time I spoke to them. They told me they were having a big meeting about this kind of scam and looking at how fast they just jumped all his new listings it must have worked.
     
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