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datacyborg - ebay scam

Discussion in 'The Shit List' started by Kharis, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. Kharis

    Kharis Regular Member

    Mar 26, 2009
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    Down Under
    I would like to report datacyborg for ebay scammage, here is the story:

    I contacted him via PM as he was looking for ebay sellers and I do this already for another member here. Was told that I would be posting notebook auctions so he sent me some html code to use for the sales pages and i posted 4 auctions and went to bed.

    When I woke up the next morning I had a look at the auctions and was suprised to note that the images had changed (it was 1am here when i posted them so i probably wasn't as vigilant checking the html as i should have been) anyway... the images had changed from a laptop image to an image with an email address

    so from: [​IMG]
    to: [​IMG]

    when i questioned him on yahoo messenger about it he was a bit vague and asked me to start deleting bids from particular people on the auctions, that's when alarm bells really started ringing. i had also received about 100 messages across the 4 auctions asking why they had to email this other address before they bid. about 10 minutes after this the auctions got removed by ebay. I got a couple of messages from people later on saying that the person on the other end of the email address was trying to sell laptops to them outside of the auction.

    When I logged onto messenger this evening i got the intro speil from him:

    [20:42] datacyborg211: hello
    [20:43] datacyborg211: i have new items if you want to list them up you can contact with me
    [20:45] datacyborg211: I am looking for a serious seller to list for me some items. I have many laptops for sale. All are new in the box. I want a serious seller to sell for me every week like 5-6 laptops per week. I will give you $100 per item sold + fees. The items will be listed as auction without reserve price. About the payment you will receive the payments from the buyers and after the buyer get their items you will send me the money through PayPal.SO don't think i am scamming with you
    [20:57] bhnynja: the last auctions i put up for you got taken down by ebay. i don't want that to happen again
    he then mysteriously logged out of yahoo messenger never to be seen again, yet he is online around here somewhere.

    I just don't want anyone to get their ebay account banned or lose money because of this guy.

    Sorry about the really long post and thank you for reading this far