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News eBay scammer gets stung

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by GreatOldOne, 24 May 2004.

  1. GreatOldOne

    GreatOldOne Wannabe Martian

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    Top story from elReg:

    An eBay user, assisted by dozens of fellow surfers, has turned the tables on a scammer who tried to rip him off in an online auction.

    The saga began last month when Jeff Harris ran an auction on eBay auction to sell a new G4 Powerbook for a friend. He was approached by a UK resident, calling himself Gianluca Sessarego, who offered to pay the $2,100 requested for the machine as well as shipping costs through an escrow service. Jeff quickly realised the site was a fairly obvious fake. Rather than telling the "buyer" to take a running jump, Jeff decided to play him along while at the same time complaining about his actions to eBay.


    More here, and read the full account on Jeff's website here (Has pics of the p-p-p-powerbook)
     
  2. fump

    fump What's a Dremel?

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    HA HA HA paying 100 quid import tax for a card board box.
     
  3. Piratetaco

    Piratetaco is always right

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    oh how the tables have turned
    seems there are some good people out there(Ok in here in Bit-tech aswell) that helped Jeff to 'catch' a scammer.


    well done Jeff :clap: :clap:
     
  4. TechnoScream

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    Excellent!!!! :rock:
     
  5. my58vw

    my58vw Plexi Expert

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    Great... good story. That is why we are careful on ebay with these types of things.
     
  6. ManCo

    ManCo What's a Dremel?

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    lol - sweet as a nut :hip:
     
  7. olv

    olv he's so bright

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    hahaha omg thats sooo funny. loved the under cover peeps. hehehe, nice work jeff. would have loved to see his face as he opened up the box to see a folder, lmao
     
  8. Darv

    Darv Bling!!

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    So funny :hehe:

    Nice one Jeff (and friends) :thumb:
     
  9. savethegaywhales

    savethegaywhales What's a Dremel?

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    Great read. Good to see this kind of thing going on. :D
     
  10. SJH

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    Just spent ages reading that, and it was worth it. Great story :D
     
  11. -Xp-

    -Xp- Minimodder

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    I remember reading that a few days ago, and loved it. It is a shame that they never got a response from the scammer after he revieved his p-p-p-powerbook.
     
  12. xen0morph

    xen0morph Bargain wine connoisseur

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    Can't wait to see the scammer's response :hehe: :hehe: :hehe:
     
  13. P2D

    P2D 99.999% Pure Spam!

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    LMFAO! thats gota be one of the most funny things ever! the p-p-p-powerbook pictures were brilliant! ROLF! could you imagine the guys face :jawdrop:
     
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    :rock:

    Awesome, I might go and have a look at the barbershop... :D
     
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    I read this thread on the Something awful forums a few days ago (and boy was that a long thread or what?!) , truly a funny and fantastic way to deal to that scammer. Lets just hope nobody fools for the guys scams.
     
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    savethegaywhales What's a Dremel?

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    SFOD-D LoneWolf What's a Dremel?? :p

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    THIS IS GREAT!!

    WE WAN'T TO KNOW HIS REACTION!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:


    Very nice job Jeef&crew, I aplaud :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:




    Cheers,
    Mike
     
  19. Alekin

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    Fantastic, funniest thing ive read for a while. :hehe:

    Al
     
  20. monkeyville

    monkeyville Evilish Monkey ++;

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    Absolute Genius.
     
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