Published on Dec 29, 2013

I wanted to buy this card on Ebay, but this guy is obviously bidding up his own cards. Come on Ebay, when are you gonna stop this nonsense?

jun18qs_eBay_seller_list_2752_completed_listings - The ebaY Deals 'Early Holiday Savings' sidebar ad makes for a nice comic touch.Updated: see below

It seems we’re looking at the fallout of another doozy of a ripoff  underway on the good ol’ Garbage Barge known as sleazebaY, in what perfectly fits the classic profile of the so-called sleeper cell scammers, or the snatch & run scam.

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Briefly, fraudsters exploit ebay’s pitiful policies and sloppy software by signing up multiple accounts, gaming feedback so as to cultivate an appearance of legitimacy/trustworthiness, (both to shoppers and paypal/ebay mystical, maybe mythical software)  mostly with private auctions. Then at some point they spring the trap; list large amounts of items, collect funds, take the money and run. Leaving hundreds, or even thousands of victims in the wake.

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How you ask? Simple. It’s stolen.

New Men's KJUS Blade Coat MS15 603 Size 52 Euro THE STARTING PRICE IS LESS THAN HALF OF RETAIL!! (more…)

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When the Haggler asked the eBay spokesman John Pluhowski for the name of the PayPal spokesman and the Bill Me Later spokesman, he offered one name: John Pluhowski.

 

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Before you watch this epic example of why never to use ebaY or Paypal,  understand that ebaY & Paypal are swarming with fake, hacked & stealth accounts, black markets, tutorials, etc. Eaten alive with fraud. Feedback, longevity, etc are all meaningless in such an environment. Ebay/Paypal policies permit, indeed encourage and profit from this type of thing.  This type of thing can happen to you. Does that seem like a safe place for selling, buying, nor even surfing?

Make sure you read the uploader’s description.

 

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ebay fake customer service scam

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I believe readers here may like to watch this.

 

If you don’t have time to watch it all at once, you can search youtube for smaller segments or use some downloading extension or what have you. Lots of people like DownThemAll for Firefox.

Can you spot any comparisons/similarities  between Enron and any certain or sundry present day corporations?