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Fake eBay scam - beware! [Aug. 2nd, 2006|10:41 am]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Hi everybody!
I've been on the phone with eBay's "Trust and Safety" department all morning.

I have been contacted by several of my bidders now, all forwarding me the fake "Second Chance Offer" emails. If you receive something that looks like an email from eBay that says "Second Chance Offer" it is fraudulent. Just look at the one(s) you received you will see that the email address at the bottom of the email is not mine (so far it has been a slew of fake hotmail addresses). The next step of the scam would be that they would try to get you to send $$ to them instead of me - and then they disappear with your money!

The real bidder already paid. There is no second chance offer. This is a fraudulent email, not through eBay (even though it looks like an eBay email). You can also tell because it does not show your real name at the top of the email, it just says your eBay ID or email address (It should say your full name on a real eBay email). Also you will notice these fake eBay emails do not appear in your "My Messages" box up at eBay.com .

For more info about how to determine if an apparent eBay email is real or fake, you might want to check out this link:

http://pages.ebay.com/help/confidence/spoof-email.html

I can't believe that somebody is doing this - it is awful and is causing problems for my bidders (it actually tricked one of my customers!), and is breaking my heart!

I just got off the phone with the Trust & Safety department at eBay. They advised that if possible that you (if you could PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE) forward any fake Second Chance Offers to spoof@eBay.com - just use the forward option in your email to spoof@eBay.com .

I am so sorry about this - eBay says that this scam is very common unfortunately, and the only thing we can do is forward the fake emails to spoof@eBay.com

Please let me know if you have any additional questions! In the future also keep in mind - I don't use the Second Chance offer without contacting you directly (from my jasminetoad aol email address) first. So if you ever get anything like this again please let me know and also forward it to spoof@eBay.com (they will tell you if it's a real email or a scam!).
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-08-02 02:59 pm (UTC)
It makes me so sad =( Especially since some of the people really thought they were going to get the painting at a cheaper price after they missed out - it got their hopes up, and then confused them, and hopefully nobody is going to be permanently out of any $$. I always take stuff like this personally too, when it is my customers being targeted specifically. =(
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From: watercolorwitch
2006-08-02 03:06 pm (UTC)
This is horrible. I'm so sorry to your client! Some people are disgusting they are looking to make money of of the work of others without doing anything for themselves. It is plain and simple robbery!! Thanks for the heads up on this matter Jasmine!

p.s~ I don't know how many times I passed the Celebration exit while in Florida hehehe I thought of you every time! And my daughter picked up some of your stickers and your "wicked, trixie and false make-up bag while we were there she uses it as a purse hehe :P
xxoo
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-08-02 08:49 pm (UTC)
Isn't that awful? I could hardly believe it.

Awesome!! Did you drive through Celebration at all?
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From: watercolorwitch
2006-08-02 10:29 pm (UTC)
No I didn't actually get into Celebration. I don't think I was far from you at all, our house was in Davenport. It was all gated communites so I just assumed yours would be the same and didn't bother taking the road down. I would have loved to have seen it though, the pics and links you've shared make the place look so enchanting!
xxoo
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-08-02 10:35 pm (UTC)
Not too far at all! Celebration actually borders Disney property.

Celebration is not a gated community though, just a regular town, which is good (I think) - it's easier to get in and out of, especially for visitors.
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[User Picture]From: tigerpixieart
2006-08-02 04:12 pm (UTC)
That is just so horrible :( I hope no one lost any money over this.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-08-02 08:50 pm (UTC)
Me too =/ Hopefully my warnings got to everybody!
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[User Picture]From: david_k_
2006-08-02 04:49 pm (UTC)
that must be so horrible for people thinking they had another chance to buy the painting,
i cant imagine who would do that.. i guess there are some horrible people in the world :(
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-08-02 08:50 pm (UTC)
It is awful!!
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[User Picture]From: starrkill
2006-08-02 05:15 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear you are having so many problems and that someone is being a real jerk. People can suck sometimes. :( I ♥ your art!! (When I get some extra $, I'm totally buying something :D) Hope this ebay problem gets resolved for you.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-08-02 08:50 pm (UTC)
Thank you =)

Hopefully eBay will track them down asap!
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[User Picture]From: malikasaghir
2006-08-02 07:16 pm (UTC)
jerks.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-08-02 08:50 pm (UTC)
amen!
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