Justin F. Knotzke wrote: > The other recent trick are sales on ebay with people who have > excellent ratings but who are selling items with 1 or 3 days auctions at > super low prices. These are people with hijacked accounts. Best way to > detect this is if the scammer only accepts email to another address and > not the one listed with their ebay account.. Another trick I'm seeing is bogus Second Chance offers. This is where you've bid on something on eBay, and, after the auction closes, you get an email saying the auction fell through, offering you the item at whatever bid you'd made. You can tell these offers are bogus in several ways: - the offer does not appear in your 'My eBay' page - the offer comes from a different email address than the original seller and asks for name/address/payment directly - the original seller will confirm that they already sold the item I bid on a Fuji GW690 and got a bogus Second Chance offer from "admclck@xxxxxxx". I spotted it immediately, so I asked the scammer for additional photos of the camera, which the scammer could not provide. The scammer assumes a very aggressive tone, tried to guilt me into "buying" the camera. I confirmed with the original seller that the camera had been sold. A Google search found that "admclck@xxxxxxx" was also trying to scam bidders in a rare pocket-knife auction. About a week later, I got another phony Second Chance offer for the same camera from "adamclarck@xxxxxxx". I emailed and asked for more information, but I think "Adam & Clarck" realized they were scamming me again and hasn't replied. Then, this morning, I've received yet another bogus Second Offer from "nrsales2@xxxxxxx". So watch out for bogus second-chance offers. Dana ============================================================================================================= To unsubscribe from this list, go to www.freelists.org and logon to your account (the same e-mail address and password you set-up when you subscribed,) and unsubscribe from there.