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Too many Ebay scams to keep up with....(4 posts)

Too many Ebay scams to keep up with....fliparagon
Mar 28, 2003 12:30 PM
I usually make a habit of scanning Ebay's "new" listings in the cycling section and noticed that lately, there seem to be so many "too good to be true" listings from sellers with '0' feedback. Is it that easy to register as a seller with Ebay? I thought there was some "confirmation" process that Ebay performed, or, some sort of software that filters these listings out and allows Ebay to investigate. They're getting as bad as Yahoo auctions now.
re: Too many Ebay scams to keep up with....Rich_Racer
Mar 28, 2003 2:23 PM
Is there any way we can write to Ebay as a community (?!) rather than as individuals, in a hope that that might force them to do more about it??

Meanwhile, I don't think one person (eg. you) can be expected to expose every single scam but if everyone on here takes a look then we can probably have an impact.

I was almost scammed on a laptop about 6 months ago. It was one of the most infuriating experiences of my life. It seems bikes are the new hot scam!

What is the best course of action if you think there's a scam?? Email the seller? Email the buyers? Email Ebay?


I report a few everyday..Spunout
Mar 28, 2003 4:05 PM
usually the ones that say they have all sizes of frames available. Against the rules to auction multiple items.

Stolen photos are another good one, like Lance's bike pics from

You could e-mail the bidders and tell them it is a fraud, or stinkbid it yourself (see earler thread today).
Report them here....davet
Mar 28, 2003 5:34 PM
...if you suspect a fraudulent auction. Be sure to include the auction item number.