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SCAM ALERT!(5 posts)

Oct 14, 2003 12:50 PM
following is an email with a reply and their follow up..reads from bottom up. Another scammer at work! Got it unsoliciated through ebay...

Dear sir,

the bike will be shipped from Uk London.
The delivery will be by UPS AirExpress so you can enjoy the bike in max 3 days.
If you are interested mail me soon so we can close the eeal asap.

--- "XXXXXX" wrote:

what is the city and location of this bicycle?

>Subject: Question from eBay Member
>Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 10:21:17 PDT
>To member: XXXXXXXXX
>From member: kimberleev
>Dear sir,
>i have for sale a brand-new Quintana Roo Tequilo, at 800$ with the
>shipping and all the charges included.
>700c Rolf Vector Comp wheels with Continental tires
> Shimano Ultegra component group
> Aero Carbon Fork and steerer
> Syntace base bar and Syntace Streamliner aerobars
> Terry Fly saddle
> Cateye Astrale computer with cadence
>The frame is a size 57cm and should fit individuals between 59 and 63.
>Please check my feedback this is my user:kimberleev
>If you are interested mail me soon so we can start the deal.
>I'm waiting your mail with an answer.
>This email was sent by an eBay member via eBay's email forwarding system.
>If you reply to the email, your response will go directly to the member and
>not through eBay.
>eBay does not tolerate spam (i.e., unsolicited commercial email) and is
>taking steps to protect members from this abuse. In addition, solicitations
>to buy or sell items outside of eBay violate eBay rules and are not covered
>by services that protect members such as feedback, insurance, escrow, and
>dispute resolution. If this is an offer to buy/sell items outside of eBay,
>please do not participate. Enter the following link into your browser to
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same thing happened to me...uksrfr
Oct 14, 2003 1:53 PM
Different bike, but same set up, ie. here is my user name, send the money to the UK, etc...
Mine was from the UK but the account...TFerguson
Oct 14, 2003 2:32 PM
was registered in San Francisco. Sent it EBay and they said it was a high jacked account. I got another one that didn't even say what they were selling, just that they had one for 400 $US.

a few observations:Alexx
Oct 14, 2003 4:44 PM
"The frame is a size 57cm and should fit individuals between 59 and 63."

This guy knows NOTHING about bikes.

" at 800$ with the shipping and all the charges included."

This guy is not from England, nor is he an English-speaker.
I got a better one last week . . . .Drone 5200
Oct 14, 2003 9:01 PM
An obvious scam. But I was surprised to see this e-mail supposedly from the "ebay trust dept" vouching for the transaction urging me to wire funds immediately.

Here it is . . .

eBay Item Number:3630805425

Title of item:Trek madone 59 road bike


We have been asked by D.D(eBay User ID:(schubydowah) to inform you about the lgitimacy of his account and transactions.We advise to close this specific transaction, the new Western Union and eBay security system allow you to close the transaction safely.We have the item in our warehouse and it will be shipped to your address from Germany, after the seller have confirmed the payment by Western Union wire transfer.We insured the total price of the items sold by this seller and advice you to close the transaction.

Thank you for your patience on this subject.

Do not reply this e-mail.

SafeHarbor (Rules & Safety)

Here is what to do next:

- The buyer and seller should contact each other within three business days to complete the sale. Buyer should send payment directly to the seller by Western Union wire transfer.