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whiteknight289
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posted 03-07-2005 12:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for whiteknight289   Click Here to Email whiteknight289     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm sure this is bogus but I haven't figured out how it works or why...

I got an email saying thanks for your Ebay bid and your paypal payment, I will ship your item soon, please remember to leave positive feedback. It also gave an item #.

I haven't bid on anything from this emailer, my paypal account hasn't paid out anything, and I searched for the item # just in case they sent me someone else's email by accident, but the item is non-existant.

So what gives?

I'm sure they are trying to get me to respond to their email, but why?

Scott

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-07-2005 07:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Check with ebay security. It sounds like one of those scams where scammers use another person's identity to purchase an item, get it shipped, then cancel the PayPal payment leaving the seller to email you with a WTF? email. Maybe this is just a test to see how attentive you are.

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whiteknight289
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posted 03-07-2005 08:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for whiteknight289   Click Here to Email whiteknight289     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't know what they could have purchased, the item # doesn't come up and it doesn't show I've made any purchases with this seller with my Ebay name.
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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-07-2005 08:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They could be testing if you'll respond or ignore it. I'd forward the email to ebay's security department or [email protected]

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'70 Mustang Convertible 250 I6/3 speed/2.79 Open
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Moneymaker
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posted 03-07-2005 10:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Follow Steve's advice and contact e-bay security. They will block the e-mail.
I get one of those a week along with the over payment offers!

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