Attempted Ebay "Second Chance Offer" Scam

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  1. Qwispea

    Qwispea Well-Known Member

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    Checked my e-mail today and received a "Second Chance" offer for an item that I did not win. The e-mail looked and sounded like it was from Ebay ..but it said to contact the seller directly (and gave a non-ebay address). That was the first 'tip-off'. Another 'tip-off' was that when I went into my ebay account ..this email was not included in my personal messages.

    I forwarded the email to ebay's spoof department ..and another to ebay's spam department. Ebay's spoof department already replied back that it was not legitimate.
     
  2. tamatik

    tamatik Well-Known Member

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    I get lotsa "official looking ebay" emails asking for my credit card # and pin #.they say"or else your ebay priviledges will be cancelled" They r all scams.
     

  3. Qwispea

    Qwispea Well-Known Member

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    Do you report them to ebay? Or has it been so many that you just delete and move on?
     
  4. Jennifer L.

    Jennifer L. Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I get so many of them that I don't even bother reporting them anymore. In fact, anything other than an email saying I won an item I delete. If it's from ebay they'll have a message at my ebay page. Same with PayPal, if they don't address the letter to me personally, I just dump it. And even when it is addressed to me, I never click from an email--I go to the PayPal website.

    It's amazing how many crooks there are out there. What I could do with a full manure spreader at *their* house! :)

    Jennifer
     
  5. suitcase_sally

    suitcase_sally Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Sadly to say, we have become a nation of thieves....
     
  6. Ken Scharabok

    Ken Scharabok In Remembrance

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    My understanding is these predominately originate in another country. Thus, they are mostly not subject to U.S. laws.
     
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    lacyj Well-Known Member

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    We tried to get a local tractor on e-bay and lost the bid. I got 3 second chance offers. I put a wanted add on Craigs list and the one we decided on will be delivered, later this month. It's a nice, used Honda 4WD tractor, w/front loader.
     
  8. texican

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    I am a trusting soul. Really I am. :angel: If someone asks me for my personal information, I Always give it to them... because I know they wouldn't be asking for my personal info unless they Really Need It.

    Now of course, I use one of my fictitional personas, one of my fictional ss#s, fictional bank account/pims, credit card #s, and all of the passwords they need to access my vast fortunes :rolleyes: . I can't mention the passwords here, because this is a family forum... :p ... it usually includes farm animals and the scammers family members geneaology.... I always wonder if they actually try to access the numbers, and use the passwords I gave them...

    20 days to go and counting...
     
  9. Qwispea

    Qwispea Well-Known Member

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    LOL! :cool: