- klassicguy1MemberApril 4, 2005 at 11:49 pmPost count: 520
Everyone. I have bid on some expensive items in the past month and have received fraudulent second chance offers on the items after they close. Some come up to a week after auction end. Some are so good it is scary. In the beginning, I would contact the seller to see if indeed the winning bidder had backed out and they never had. I even received a second chance offer on an item I recently won…how crazy is that! LisaMemberApril 5, 2005 at 12:06 amPost count: 2664
WOW! Thanks for letting us know Woody.
It's just amazing how the scammers think of everything.QueenieMemberApril 5, 2005 at 12:24 amPost count: 289
Good Point, Woody!
In the beginning I was stupid and thought there was really a second chance offer, but now realize more than likely the seller had someone running the item up then acted like they pulled out. I don't do second chance offers any more, just on that account.
Always buyer beware on eBay! <img src='style_emoticons//huh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’huh.gif’ />SandraMemberApril 5, 2005 at 2:37 amPost count: 2188
Yeah – have to agree with Queenie on this one . . . . sometimes the bids are run up by someone else, and it seems that you get a 'good deal' with the second chance offer.
I've taken two up when I was a bit of a 'novice' and regretted doing it both times.
However Woody's one seems new – his emails are fraudulent . . . . seems that the original seller isn't offering? Or am I reading it wrong?LisaMemberApril 5, 2005 at 2:37 amPost count: 2664
I feel a lot of the fraud is at the fault of eBay. In my opinion they make it too easy for scams to be pulled off.greyhoundMemberApril 5, 2005 at 5:06 amPost count: 437
I received a 2nd chance offer recently on a cheap item. The lady sold multipules of the same thing. Hers happened to be legit.
I'm weary on pricer items. Had only 1 2nd chance on a solid last summer. The seller (or scammer?) sent one 3 months after the fact. Didn't go for it because I was too late as I'm lazy with emails.
Moral of the story: make sure to ask the seller 1st.Don and MargaretMemberApril 5, 2005 at 7:40 amPost count: 527
We're not real clear on what happened to you. Did the second chance offer come from the real seller or was it a total fraud by someone else? <img src='style_emoticons//huh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’huh.gif’ />klassicguy1MemberApril 5, 2005 at 10:36 amPost count: 520
The Second Chance offers I am referring to are not sent by the seller and are totally fraudulent. Scammers are targeting high ticket items that sell on Ebay and then sending fraudulent e-mails to the underbidder indicating the item is still available and if you send payment, you will receive item. In some cases, it is very easy to spot the e-mail as fraudulent. I have received some that look extremely good. Please see Jacky's e-mail…she rec'd a second chance offer on an item I won and have already received. the seller was not involved.
Hope that helps.PetalsMemberApril 5, 2005 at 11:29 amPost count: 2373
Apologies Woody. I did not see your posting about the same thing when I posted early this morning. Thanks for your help in writing to me so quickly last night! It's really good to know that we can communicate and once again stresses the need for communication on this site with ALL the members, and the newbies getting to know the oldies who have had longer to learn!
This was not fraudulent from the Seller, or a scam on his/her part! I must admit I was nearly taken in by the offer as it appeared to be so upfront. ……..so take care and if in doubt, contact another member!AuthorPostsViewing 9 posts - 1 through 9 (of 9 total)
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