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Warning about suspect Ebay listing

Discussion in 'Domain Name Scams' started by Rich, Nov 27, 2005.

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  1. Rich United Kingdom

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  3. admin Spain

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    You are right and they point this out:

    "The o's are zeros and the money is green..."

    Not a very user-friendly way to say it and some people may not realise.
     
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    And they have hidden the Bidder's ID so you can't send a friendly mail.
     
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    You could report it, but I doubt Ebay would do anything. The sale is more money for them.

    They let auctions such as "Xbox box for sale" run as the auction states that its a box for sale, even though the description shows the actual hardware. The bids on these scams can get quiet high.

    The guy auctioning the m0ney.co.uk domain does state the o is a 0 so in theory in ebays eyes there is nothing wrong with it.
     
  7. admin Spain

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    Well someone doesn't realise or thinks it's a great name as bids are up to £1k (so far)

    "p0unds" DOT everything are all available
     
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    Looking at the previous history he's had a few items removed from Ebay Listings, I've reported it but the report form didn't allow me to state why it was a missleading auction, they just wanted the item number.
     
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    eBay are a joke with this sort of thing. They're always appearing on the TV saying that they take anything even remotely "iffy" very seriously and they have, for example, their Vero programme to allow rights owners to report infringments and get it all sorted (ie the item removed) quickly.

    I do regular Vero reports for a client - eBay generally take anything from three to five days to remove items. Hardly speedy is it? Especially when you can have one day and three day auctions.

    They've just got bigger fish to fry. Like counting the millions...
     
  10. meinthecorner

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    Ebay's lack of copyright \ TM awareness is just downright scandelous. The volume of hooky \ pirated DVD's available has stopped me buying DVD's from there, it just isn't worth the risk of ending up with some dodgy Chinese pirate...

    But wait, if you even sniff at Ebay's TM they come after you all guns blazing.
     
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    I think anybody bidding that sort of money for a domain would know what they were looking at... I suspect he's bidding up his own sale..

    I wouldn't be too surprised if someone put an outragous bid in, just to sabotage his auction ;-)
     
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