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Old 02-01-2010, 03:32 PM
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The Most Elaborate Ebay Scam I Have Ever Seen

A 500SL was offered for sale near to me at an incredible price. The auction showed only 3 hours left, and for some reason he lowered is BIN to $5500.00. On his other listings he says that he's lost his income and is desperate for money. His feedback corroborated that he was unloading his toys.

I hit the buy it now, and am redirected off ebay to this:

Yikes!

I didn't notice at first, but when it asked for immediate payment and my account information even though I was logged in, I knew something was up. A confirmation email was sent instructing me to send money via Western Union to Gainsville, Fl! I'll post the email next.

The car is in Oklahoma City.

I scrambled to change all of my passwords, but wow. Someone not experienced with ebay could have been easily fooled.
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Old 02-01-2010, 03:34 PM
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Old 02-01-2010, 03:35 PM
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Thank you for shopping on eBay! Your total amount due is US $5,500.00. More details about your purchase are included below.



Item # Item Title Quantity Price Subtotal 120522820664 Mercedes-Benz : SL-Class
1 US $5,500.00 US $5,500.00 Item Location: Meeker, OK Total: US $5,500.00





Message from the Seller (doccinderella) Hi! I have to congratulate for your purchase! As soon you will get the invoice from eBay get back to me if you have any questions. Email: mkebaymotors@gmail.com.

Thank You!
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Congrats, you just bought this item#: 120522820664

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Title: Mercedes-Benz : SL-Class
US $5,500.00
Item Location: Meeker, OK
Seller ID: doccinderella [mkebaymotors@gmail.com]



We'll cover your purchase price plus original shipping. This vehicle is eligible for up to $50,000 in free eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection . The eBay Vehicle Protection offer a set of services that build protection into every step of the item buying process. Some of the elements are automatically included when you buy an item covered by the program element while some of the elements are available for a small fee, is your safety net in the rare occasion that something goes wrong.
Our records indicate that you are the winner with Buy It Now and as eBay Policy you are obligated to arrange the payment immediately. Payment method approved for this transaction is Western Union Money Transfer because you are unable to send the payment through Paypal. A bid, Best Offer or Buy It Now purchase on eBay is considered a contract and you are obligated to purchase the item#: 120522820664 (Mercedes-Benz : SL-Class). Our program to reimburse Users for losses for up to (i) $50,000.00 for eligible items purchased on eBay.



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Old 02-01-2010, 03:35 PM
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eBay Motors helps protect buyers against fraud and material misrepresentation through the Vehicle Purchase Protection program. This free program is available for all eligible passenger vehicle transactions completed on the eBay Motors site. There's no sign-up, opt-in, or registration necessary. You can buy with confidence on eBay Motors!



eBay Payment Instructions:
Next step to be taken. The buyer must send the payment to our eBay Agent assigned for this transaction. Payment method approved for this transaction: Western Union Money Transfer. For more details visit http://www.westernunion.com/WUCOMWEB/staticMid.do?method=load&pagename=osAgentServices and click Find Us to find an agent location near you. Western Union makes it affordable, reliable and convenient to send and receive money or make payments. Then you must send the total amount of US $5,500.00 to our eBay Agent and provide us a copy of the receipt.

Payment method approved for this transaction:
WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER

VERY IMPORTANT: Deduct the transfer fees from the total of US $5,500.00 and send the remaining amount. After you send payment to the agent please allow 24 hours for verification. Once funds are validated, eBay Agent will call you at: 316 204 9433 to say the payment is confirmed.
Follow these 2 simple steps: http://www.westernunion.com/WUCOMWEB/staticMid.do?method=load&pagename=howToSendAgent









eBay Agent Name and Address: Buyer's Shipping Contact Info: Name : Neal Benson Company: eBay Inc. Address : 4905 South West 91st Drive City/State: Gainesville/Florida Zip: 32608 Country : United

Confirm Payment to eBay. Reply to this email with: Proof of payment may be provided in the form of a photocopy of the front and back of scanned paper. Western Union is the only service that has ultimate authentication of the identity of the receiver of funds. Several ID's and utility bills have been required before the funds are paid. Your payments cannot be lost in the mail, like money orders or checks. Western Union Money Transfer will publish a number of identification of the transaction known as MTCN# (Money Transfer Control Number), You must send us this number by e-mail as a registration of receipt.
Please do not make any marks on the transfer copy. The following information must be legible: MTCN#: 10 digits number from the payment receipt Sender's Full Name: This is your name on file with Western Union Receiver's Name:
Confirm the receiver is eBay agent: Neal Benson Amount Sent: Exact amount sent (US $5,500.00)


Important notice:

For security reasons do not send this confirmation to seller or to any unauthorized person. When we receive the confirmation number from Western Union, the seller is instructed to start the shipping process to the address mentioned above.
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Old 02-01-2010, 03:37 PM
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Old 02-01-2010, 03:40 PM
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Yes, incredible isn't it?

It automatically redirects you from the ebay auction they have set up to the Buy it Now slightly higher than the current bid.
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Old 02-01-2010, 05:06 PM
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I clicked on the link, my browser raised red flags and won't open.
Same for the link in post 1.
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Old 02-01-2010, 05:33 PM
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eBay Update: You can purchase this item with Buy It Now or Best Offer. Currently, Buy It Now price is US $5,500.00. Don't let this item get away!

Item:Mercedes-Benz : SL-Class



1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL
1991 Merceded 500SL




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Time left:2h 32m 0s (Feb 01, 201015:22:55 PST)
Bid history:9 bids[Refresh]

Price:US $5,500.00 Buy It NowBuy It Now
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Payment:Immediate deposit required for Buy It Now. Full payment required within 3 days of auction close.

Shipping:Buyer responsible for vehicle pick-up or shipping.Vehicle shipping quote is available.

Item Location:Meeker, OK

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Item number:120522820664Item condition:UsedSells to:Worldwide Gift service: available
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Vehicle History Report Summary for 1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL
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No title issuesNo repo or theft eventsNo accidents or damageNo special vehicle useNo odometer rollback

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Number Of Owners:6
VIN:WDBFA66E3MF027465
Last Odometer Reading:77515 miles reported Aug-21-2009

Report Run Date:Jan-31-2010 11:05:27.831 CST







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Title: 1991 Merceded 500SLMileage: 78,700 milesLocation: Meeker, OKVehicle InformationVIN: WDBFA66E3MF027465 | See the free Vehicle History ReportInspection: Order an independent inspectionWarranty: NoVehicle title: ClearCondition: UsedFor sale by: Private sellerFeaturesBody type: ConvertibleEngine: 8 Cylinder 5.0 LiterExterior color: BlackTransmission: AutomaticFuel type: GasolineInterior color: TanDrivetrain: --Disability equipped: No
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Standard equipmentPower WindowsAir ConditioningCassetteAM/FM RadioPower SteeringCruise ControlPower Door LocksLeather Air bagDual Air Bags






1991 Mercedes 500SL. Low mileage. Clean California car. Maintained to the highest level. Everything works as it should with the exception of a small hydraulic leak on the power top. Soft top is in excellent condition. Photos speak for themselves.
If you should have any questions please don't hesitate to ask...Use Ask Seller a question or email me at: mkebaymotors@gmail.com.
Thank you for looking!


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Old 02-01-2010, 05:34 PM
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It looks like they got nuked, but the auction is still up and counting down. No longer can it redirect me off ebay.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120522820664&viewitem=&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26its%3DI%26otn%3D1&category=6338
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Old 02-01-2010, 06:04 PM
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I just got Redirected to it.
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Old 02-01-2010, 06:29 PM
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Has anyone reported it yet?
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Old 02-01-2010, 06:53 PM
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on the delorean forum one of the guys bought, two '59 Cadillac herses/ambulances off of ebay for like $750 and he was really excited since those are the right cars for an ECTO-1 but hes having issues contacting the seller and all that fun stuff that goes along with being shafted
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Old 02-01-2010, 07:28 PM
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spoof@paypal.com == or and == spoof@ebay.com

they will stop it right away you had better do a scan on your CP - jz
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Old 02-01-2010, 08:20 PM
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Looks like someone was swimming and saw a tasty MB dangling from a hook.
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Old 02-01-2010, 08:59 PM
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Looks like someone was swimming and saw a tasty MB dangling from a hook.
I spit it out before the hook caught. From the time I hit the BIN and had all of my passwords changed, and the seller reported, was 5 minutes.
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