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Tucker
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Tucker Posted: Tue, May 16 2017 5:41 PM

Hey guys!  I am new to Beoworld, and extremely happy to have discovered it!  I was browsing eBay and found what looks like some decent deals. This seems highly suspicious to me, but I wanted to see if anyone here has dealt with this guy before or if he is a scam artist. The eBay user name is bhsictc and he has a few listings including Beosound 9000s, Pentas, and Beosound 4000s...  They look nice, but he says in the description that there are no bids allowed and you can only purchase them by personally messaging him...

I am an eBay veteran and normally would just skip over these type of listings, but I figured I would check to see if there was a small chance that anyone here has actually dealt with this eBayer.

Thanks in advance for your input!!!

-Tucker

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Peter replied on Tue, May 16 2017 9:15 PM

Couldn't see him - on the whole if something sounds too good to be true, it is.

Peter

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Tucker replied on Tue, May 16 2017 9:50 PM

Yeah...  I went to copy and paste a link and all of his listings have been removed.  I guess that answers my question! 

Thanks.

Tucker
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Tucker replied on Wed, May 17 2017 11:22 PM

He's back!  But with a new username...  Same listings though.  https://www.ebay.com/itm/112410720876 

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Tucker replied on Wed, May 17 2017 11:23 PM

He's back!  But with a new username...  Same listings though.  https://www.ebay.com/itm/112410720876 

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Mark-N replied on Thu, May 18 2017 12:26 AM

So he is just using Ebay as free advertisement...  No wonder Ebay closes him down.

Edit:  I guess its not.  The URL takes you to an Ebay store.

 

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He's hijacking the accounts of legitimate sellers by phishing their passwords.  He wants you to deal with him directly and provides his email address in the auction.  If you try to contact the seller the usual way (thru eBay), you will reach the legitimate seller, who is unaware that his account has been hijacked and is being used fraudulently.  Ebay has become pretty good at detecting this behavior (and often get assistance from eBay members who report the auction as fraudulent) and immediately cancels all the auctions, which often number in the hundreds.

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Tucker replied on Fri, May 19 2017 5:47 PM

Thanks for the info! Good to know.  This is the first time I have seen this.

 

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