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    This one was a fake second chance offer on Brandon's R2 and included my real and ebay user name.

    "eBay sent this message to "my name/user name"
    Your registered name is included to show this message originated from eBay. Learn more.
    Lucky you. Here's a second chance to buy the item you recently lost.
    eBay sent this message on behalf of an eBay member through My Messages. Responses sent using email will go to the eBay member directly and will include your email address. Learn more

    Lucky you, John! The seller has offered you a second chance to buy this item. The second time can be a charm.

    Message from brandont26:
    Hi,

    Just wanted to let you know that I am reconsidering your offer of US $6,999.00. If still interested to buy it at US $6,999.00 and you already have the funds, please let me know asap.

    Please kindly reply to this email with your answer!

    Thank you! "

    JDP Maryland
    JDP Maryland

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    Several years ago on Ebay I was selling a Corvette. The auction ended suddenly a day before it was due to end and within a few minutes my car was re-listed NINE times...all with different buy-it-now prices as low as $1500! The ads were all my ad, ID and photos.

    I contacted Ebay immediately and all the bogus ads were removed with no damage to my account, though I did have to change my ID and password twice.




    Poet...Mystic...Soldier of Fortune. As always...self-absorbed, adversarial, cocky and in general a malcontent.
    Poet...Mystic...Soldier of Fortune. As always...self-absorbed, adversarial, cocky and in general a malcontent.

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    • #3
      quote:Originally posted by Gunslinger

      Several years ago on Ebay I was selling a Corvette. The auction ended suddenly a day before it was due to end and within a few minutes my car was re-listed NINE times...all with different buy-it-now prices as low as $1500! The ads were all my ad, ID and photos.

      I contacted Ebay immediately and all the bogus ads were removed with no damage to my account, though I did have to change my ID and password twice.




      Poet...Mystic...Soldier of Fortune. As always...self-absorbed, adversarial, cocky and in general a malcontent.

      I forwarded the scam offer to spoof@ebay.com

      JDP Maryland
      JDP Maryland

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      • #4
        This is the first I heard of a second chance offer. The car is paid for and shipped last week. These scams came be scary. I will keep a look out for them.

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        • #5
          Thanks for the heads up John.

          Doug
          Venice, Florida
          1950 Champion
          9G F1

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          • #6
            You guys are all fools. I got the same offer, and while you were all putzing around I grabbed the deal! Thanks to the miracle of technology I was able to wire the money in just a few minutes, and he said if I would wire it right away he would deliver the car for just $500 more. Fabulous!

            Thanks for snoozing here, guys. He said he will be bringing it to me in just 4 business days. Hooray for me!

            Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
            Parish, central NY 13131

            GOD BLESS AMERICA
            Ephesians 6:10-17





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            • #7
              I got the same offer.......but I had him fax me the car.....as soon as I can get it out of the fax machine I will go for a drive.

              Jack White
              Charlotte,NC
              North Carolina Studebaker Drivers Club
              Jack White
              Charlotte,NC
              North Carolina Studebaker Drivers Club

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              • #8
                I just bid $100 over the listed bid, my bid was rejected, and the winning bid a few minutes later was for the amount I bid. Is this normal? What goes?

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                • #9
                  quote:Originally posted by curt

                  I just bid $100 over the listed bid, my bid was rejected, and the winning bid a few minutes later was for the amount I bid. Is this normal? What goes?
                  Yes, the bidder you were bidding against had a higher proxy bid in place and you did not beat it, but it will increase his proxy by the $100 you bid in your failed attempt to out bid him.

                  JDP Maryland
                  JDP Maryland

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                  • #10
                    I just wonder how the guy got my name? Even had my middle initial which EBAY does not include. Don't kid around about this guys. The person doing this is a criminal and this is not to be taken lightly.

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                    • #11
                      This is one of the reasons why I change my password on eBay every other month. Also, if you use Firefox, and you get an email from "eBay", it will tell you if it's a spoof site. A verrrryyy nice feature that's saved my pattootie more than once.

                      Eric Boyle
                      Packard Engineering, LTD.
                      Wichita, Ks.

                      <---Posts may contain anywhere from 30-100% sarcasm--->

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                      • #12
                        That is the $64K question. How did he get user ID's, names and bid amounts that are hidden? Sounds like another eBay security issue to me.

                        quote:Originally posted by StudeMichael

                        I just wonder how the guy got my name? Even had my middle initial which EBAY does not include. Don't kid around about this guys. The person doing this is a criminal and this is not to be taken lightly.
                        edp/NC
                        '63 Avanti
                        '66 Commander
                        edp/NC
                        \'63 Avanti
                        \'66 Commander

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                        • #13
                          I gon't know how it is done. The other day I got a emall from a friend obout a big three wheel motorcycle there was >< to look at other pictures when I cliked on them I got all the pictures I had looked at that night and I had closed out all the links. I don't understande these computtors.

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                          • #14
                            quote:Originally posted by edpjr

                            That is the $64K question. How did he get user ID's, names and bid amounts that are hidden? Sounds like another eBay security issue to me.

                            quote:Originally posted by StudeMichael

                            I just wonder how the guy got my name? Even had my middle initial which EBAY does not include. Don't kid around about this guys. The person doing this is a criminal and this is not to be taken lightly.
                            edp/NC
                            '63 Avanti
                            '66 Commander
                            You are correct, they had my user name, real name and bid amount, someone is at least hacking that info. Might be as simple as a ebay employee selling the data or the code to get it.

                            JDP Maryland
                            JDP Maryland

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                            • #15
                              I had the same experience last fall on the clone R-3 Avanti that was listed on eBay. Knowing the owner i called him and boy was he surprised because the second price offer was less than the cost of the engine in the car. We both reported it to eBay via spoof@ebay.com and that is the last we heard from eBay. Apparently they have done nothing or have yet to check these folks that are perpetrating these scams. Like JP they had all of my correct info. My advice is to be very careful of Second Chance Offers you receive from eBay users.
                              sigpicSee you in the future as I write about our past

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