Ebay items - reminder - watch out for hijacked accounts

Bad Machine

In the garage .....
Location
East Anglia
Sadly, some lowlife is at it again.

ICE FULL FAT RECUMBENT TRIKE WITH BAFANG BBSHD 1000W

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Can always tell - just have a look at the HUGE range of other items this person has for sale !!!
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Location
Loch side.
I don't understand the issue. What's going on here?
 
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Bad Machine

Bad Machine

In the garage .....
Location
East Anglia
1. Scammer hijacks / gains control of some unfortunate's Ebay account. They target high user feedback accounts.
2. Scammer lists multiple high value items, but encourages anyone interested to get in contact by email, direct (see listing photo for their email address).
3. Punter gets in contact.
4. Scammer gains personal information, and encourages payment directly for BUY IT NOW payment before auction ends.
5. Meanwhile, bids are placed, raising the price to near the "Buy It Now" price offered in picture 2
6. Payment made by unwitting punter, hoping to get a bargain - but there is no item for sale.......

All the scammer needs is just ONE "Buy It Now" payment, through the address listed in the listing photo, and they'll immediately withdraw the money, close the account, and leave someone else with a big hole in their pocket, and no way to recoup. (edited 24Mar20 - for clarity)
 
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Location
Loch side.
Scammer hijacks / gains control of some unfortunate's Ebay account.
Scammer lists multiple high value items, but encourages anyone interested to get in contact by email, direct (see listing photos for their email address).
Punter gets in contact. Scammer gains personal information, and encourages payment for BUY IT NOW payment before auction ends.
Payment by unwitting punter - but no item for sale.

All the scammer needs is just ONE "Buy It Now" payment, through the address listed in the listing photo, and they'll immediately withdraw the money, close the account, and leave someone else with a big hole in their pocket, and no way to recoup.
Understood, thanks.
 
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