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follup to ebay scam (ti IF)(8 posts)

follup to ebay scam (ti IF)dante
Mar 13, 2003 8:57 AM
Emailed the guy and asked for a serial number for the IF, and he actually replied with a number. So emailed IF today and this is what they sent back:

Sorry to say that that serial number is definitely not an IF serial number. Sorry but at least you checked.

Joseph Ingram
Independent Fabrication

So it's definitely a fraud, anybody know the proper authorities to report this to?

I tried yesterday to find an email address on Ebay to reportchopper
Mar 13, 2003 9:20 AM
suspected fraud and couldn't find one. In my opinion, it should be easier to find than it apparently is, I guess Ebay just doesn't want to bring much attention to fraud and they deal with it internally. I can't stand the fraudsters and might create a fake handle and bid the thing way up.
Ebay just cares about the $ coming in to Ebay... (nm)ColnagoFE
Mar 13, 2003 9:41 AM
Mar 13, 2003 3:05 PM
I'm not that cynical. Maintaining its own credibility is the only way to keep the money coming in. The minute auctions can't be trusted, the whole thing largely falls apart.

I believe they do have a demonstrated interested in cracking down where they can; it is just that with hundreds of thousands of auctions (not an exaggeration) pending at any one time, enforcement is dependent on peer report and strokes of luck.
Here is where you go to report fraud . . .superdog
Mar 13, 2003 11:00 AM
Please report back and tell us what happened.
The item has been pulled....nmchopper
Mar 13, 2003 11:11 AM
Thanks for the followthrough (nm)KenS
Mar 13, 2003 12:31 PM
I never ask for it, I would require a photo of it. nmK-Man
Mar 13, 2003 11:19 AM