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Ebay CS1 norton scam ? Looks dodgy.

Currently on EBay a Norton CS1 1928 for restoration - single pic looks very cheap. If you check the vendors other items there an awful lot of cars, boats and bikes all at very low prices. Looks extremely dodgy to me.

Alan

 

 

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Hello  now please report any E bay scams to E bay  they be most grateful  and do watch out for scams    yours   anna j

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Alan:

Where is the item physically located?

Perhaps a local Norton owner can check it out for you?

Mike

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it’s disappeared - clearly been sussed by eBay.

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There has been a 16H starting at £1 which is clearly a scam as the same seller is purportedly selling loads of other desirable stuff also starting at £1. You can always tell as they want you to ring them on a mobile number or email an untraceable hotmail address or similar. And the ad text is actually an image so ebay can't detect those (which are not allowed).

I suspect they just try to log in to multiple accounts using some software with common passwords and when they find one hijack it.

Ebay themselves won't do anything - as Anna says, always report them and they will be taken down promptly.

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A Manx Norton in bits has reached over 15K. Reportedly someone sold it 4 years ago and it is now rebuilt.

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They trawl old listings and repost them, Craigslist is even worse.

 

Copy and paste the listing text into google, it will return the original listing, as will searching by image. 

Ask a question and say you live local and want to view, it will be ignored.

If a listing is not removed then a common defence is to bid it up out of reach so the naive do not bid and the seller gets a big ebay bill if the auction finishes. The bill not being paid alerts Ebay.

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... to do that - every one I've reported has been removed within the day. And bidding with no intention to pay could cause you a problem with ebay.

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Another scammer at work - Featherbed Inter up on e bay uk - listing for £ 5000. Yeah , sure -I own a bridge in Brooklyn I’ll offer to swap ...

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Someone from a volvo parts dealership in Australia has maybe a hundred British vehicles on sale.  6 days, 21 hours left. All at £1.00 start price, and no bids.  What could possibly go wrong?  He even provided his own email address which bares no relationship to the alleged business address

 

I just reported it...

 

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The unfortunate Australian whose account has been hacked might lose his account, whereas the fraudster will simply vanish.

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Action Fraud are a waste of space. I have reported fraud to them in the past and nothing was done. They will take no interest in ebay scams when they ignore thousands being taken from people's bank accounts.

As far as legit ebay sellers losing their accounts: if they used decent passwords it wouldn't happen. I suspect the scammers use software to scrape a list of sellers then try to log into each one using common passwords (password anyone?). Of course some will work and then off they go.

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I went to a Croydon neighbourhood watch talk on Saturday for the day. We had many police officers talk to us about crime. We had about a forty minute talk from a PC in the MPS about fraud and scams. There is three types of hacker he explained to us. One in his bedroom, one with an even better computer, and the organized crime with their super computers. He showed us a progression, how passwords are hacked and how long it would take to do so. He then made them much more complicated, till the third one, would have taken the super computer too long to crack. This meant they would give up. What came from all this was get a very good and unbreakable password. After leaving this days talks, one would not go out, use a phone, or use a PC. The world is now a very dangerous place on cyber space.

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This person or organisation is offering over 700 vehicles.  All those I've looked at have deliberately miss-spelled descriptions, all are allegedly from a business user in Australia, all are allegedly to be collected in London.  Bids are being placed.  Ebay's system is clearly automated, so it remains to be seen if they take down all 700+, or just one at a time when individuals take the trouble to report them.

...or if they take no action, which seems to be the case so far...

 

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I was at my machinist getting a quote on a job for my CS1. He is about a mile away from Volspares-vic so called in.  Definitely a scam as Mark has had so many calls that he has had to shut down his legitimate account. 

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..the courts don't treat internet fraud seriously.  Last week a skimmer/scammer or whatever who probably made hundreds of thousands (maybe millions) from tens of thousands of people whose card he cloned got just 3.5 years in prison.  He'll be out in less than two.  That beats spending ten years working in some Gulf State so you can buy a home in England.  He should have had 30 years, like the Great Train Robbers. 

Hello yes i do agree that on line crime is not taken like other crime and shoud be taken much more seriously  then ordery crime with heravier fines or  jail time    yours anna j

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Yes but how are you going to prosecute some one in Timbuktoo who is in the back pockets of some corrupt officials?

Mike

" I was at my machinist getting a quote on a job for my CS1. He is about a mile away from Volspares-vic so called in.  Definitely a scam as Mark has had so many calls that he has had to shut down his legitimate account."

A shame and one reason why you shouldn't put silly bids in as suggested above. Did you ask him whether he had used a secure password?

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Richard was right...he turned up again today, but seems to have been taken down within a couple of hours...

 

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