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I have run some auctions on ebay and I bid from one of my accounts on my own auction on another account to win just to see if ebay would suspend me for shill bidding.

Now I received 2 emails from 2 different people claiming that they are the owners of the listing that I bid on ebay and are offering me second chance.
As both accounts are mine I know that they are scammers.

Here are their emails I will remove information about the auctions.

First email:

Dear xxxxx, I am (sellers username )(laura95g@gmail.com) on eBay, i recently listed an auction titled: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx- item#: 260xxxxxxx05 and I have just been contacted by the eBay staff who informed me that the winner of this item got rejected due to security reasons. Your last auctioned bid of AU $170.00 prior to being outbided is taken into consideration as eBay policy automatically proclaims you to be the winner by default. Nevertheless, I need your agreement on this and your details so I may contact eBay to confirm your winning position otherwise I will have to relist the item.
If interested do reply with your details such as name and address.
Thank you
ps: i will support the shipping costs, so the total for you to pay would be AU $170.00


Second email:

Dear xxxx I'm the seller of item#:260xxxxxxx05 and as a valued bidder on my item where you were outbid by another buyer I would like to offer you a second chance offer for the item at your highest bid which was $170.00

If you would like to go ahead and purhcase the item please email me your details and we can arrange payment and delivery.

Looking forward to your reply.




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That's quite amusing.
What type of product were you selling? Relatively high risk my any chance?
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HI: I'm wondering how they have access to your private email address?
Also, I thought that Ebay used the **b****9* as buyer over $100 listings?
UNless it depends on category??
Could this be ebay employees accessing data anyone think?
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I just received another email from another person claiming it is their auction.

What make me think is the way they email me.

I know they can email me thru ebay and I would receive emails into my My ebay messages but no I receive them into my email account directlly.

How do they get my email address outside of ebay is what I would like to know.

Must be some ebay scam as they are the only ones that have my email address.

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If you have used the contact seller/buyer box and not ticked 'hide my email' address box, then the other party can find out your email address. Trust me, I had a lot of trouble because I did not tick one miserable box.
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Yeah you'd think the monkeys at eBay would have at least enabled that hide your email thing by default unless you checked that you WANT to show them.
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HaHa. Just proves that it is hard to train ebay monkies.
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Paypal monkeys too! (I never get tired of posting this)

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the intresting thing is that I have not contacted anyone at all or emailed them.

the only people I contact are the ones that win the auctions and I email them payment details.
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thank you for posting that cartoon. i have never seen that before. funny as hell.
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