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Ebay Lego resellers SCAM !

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by travelerbg, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. travelerbg

    travelerbg Regular Member

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    Just to warn you about a scam that is very popular nowadays.. ( saw it on 4 different sites in the last week)

    They offer you to be ebay reseller. You need good feedback and then they sell you a list of Lego products.
    After you sell the item , you receive money, send them shipping address.. finally when the buyer receives the product, you send them 75% of the money. Seems too good to be true.. easy money. The items are directly shipped from the official lego.com website.

    Where is the catch ? I searched over the Internet and read a lot.. finally got it. They use stolen credit cards to buy the legos from the official site, then you sell them and send money via western union (probably the hardest to track)
    When the police start investigation, its easy to track you but the guy who steals and uses the credit cards is basically uncrackable somewhere in Asia.

    The ad look like this :
     
  2. charles457

    charles457 Junior Member

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    I seen that exact ad on freelancer
     
  3. trapmarketing

    trapmarketing Registered Member

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    They use stolen credit cards to reload giftcards over the internet and purchase the items at the Lego Stores. Off the record, I've sold some of these till I found out how they were acquired. You can be charged for selling stolen property if you are caught! Avoid it at all costs.
     
  4. unclemike

    unclemike BANNED BANNED

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    Best thing to think about is if it is to good to be true it probably is.
    Sell your own stuff and stay away from shady resellers.
     
  5. s.cherie

    s.cherie Newbie

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    Happened to a guy I knew who sold alot on ebay, it all came crashing down for him.