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Old Apr 25, 2008, 03:33 PM   #1
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Ebay scam? Help me on what to do!

Well first off I was selling my PS2 Slim with 10 games and 2 controllers until a guy ended it with a buy it now of $110.

Now I know for sure this is a scam but how do I go about not sending it and contacting ebay. I am new to this and don't know what to do.

Did ebay charge me for the auction if so how do I repost it without the charge? Will I get bad feedback? I have 8 Positives and don't want a negative.

Thanks, Luke

He sent this
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Dear ,

I have purchased the following item on eBay from you. Please send me the total amount I owe you.

Please send me the total amount for my eBay item
You can send me an invoice easily by clicking Send Invoice below.





Item # Item Title Qty. Price
Sony PlayStation 2 Slim PS2, 10 Games, 2 Controllers 1 US $100.00



I would like to have the item shipped to the address below:
Paul James
Blk 84 Ijaiye Housing Est
23401, Agege Lagos
Nigeria

Thank you.

bjam2101
Then he sent this, and did not pay:
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Dear Seller,
Hi am sending you this email to inform you that payment has been made for your item and shipping. I want the item shiped to my son as a birthday gift this is his address below and i also confirm it with paypal.The item should be out on its way to him today because i want it there before his birthday which is coming up next week wednesday... You are to ship via UPS, FedEx or DHL and make sure its fast shipping you use... The shipping should not be more than $200.00 you are advice to get back to me as soon as shippment is made with the tracking number so i can update my son with it.

Shipping information
Paul James
Blk 84 Ijaiye Housing Estate
Agege Lagos 23401
Nigeria

Will be looking to hear from you soon
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Old Apr 25, 2008, 03:37 PM   #2
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just do nothing, he will leave you alone. Do NOT send your goods to Nigeria..
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Old Apr 25, 2008, 03:40 PM   #3
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just do nothing, he will leave you alone. Do NOT send your goods to Nigeria..
But then I lose my $10 that ebay charged me for the auction... I worked about 2 hours for $10 after taxes...
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Old Apr 25, 2008, 03:47 PM   #4
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File an unpaid item dispute: http://pages.ebay.com/help/tp/unpaid-item-process.html

In my experience, ebay is pretty good about refunding your fees in this situation.
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Old Apr 25, 2008, 03:56 PM   #5
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I just checked the buyers profile (bjam2101) and he signed up today with a private account in Germany. Those scammers do no effort to hide they are scamming...
In fact, eBay should do a little more effort to get people like that off their site.
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Old Apr 25, 2008, 04:03 PM   #6
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File a fraud report to ebay asap. They have a phone number, I'd call it and give someone the story. They don't like this crap either. It won't hurt your account one bit and they'll refund your fees if paid.
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Old Apr 25, 2008, 06:25 PM   #7
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File a fraud report and do not contact the guy at all. Send a copy of all emails to Ebay. It very clearly a scam.
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Old Apr 25, 2008, 07:00 PM   #8
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Thanks to who ever looked at this tread! He is nolonger a member with ebay and I got a full refund with the auction!!!!

Thanks Guys!
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Old Apr 25, 2008, 07:32 PM   #9
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Glad that this worked out. As a seller, I never sell to international buyers for reason such as these. I love ebay--they are on top of things!
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