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Buyer Beware on E-Bay. .

MiMi
12 years ago

The following is a e-mail I got from my daugher yesterday. I never thought of something like this happening on E-Bay. She thought she bought some Chanel sunglasses but as it turns out someone had spoofed into another person's E-Bay account, listed hundreds of pairs of Chanel sunglasses, when you buy them, you pay instantly with Pay Pal then when she checked the items she had bought, they did not show up but her Pay Pal had paid for them. At the moment she is out 42.00. She has filled out a complaing with Pay Pay so time will tell what they will do. .but if I can copy and paste her e-mail here is what happened to her. It certainly will make me think twice before buying anything off of E-Bay again. .Debbie

Hey everyone!

Just wanted to let you know I got scammed BIG TIME on Ebay. Bought a pair of

Chanel glasses that I will never see!! It is not ebay's problem evidently since

an "unauthorized" person sold them or whatever on someone else's account. Just

wanted you all to know this can happen to you! Soooo frustrating!

I bought the glasses with the buy it now option and proceeded to paypal and

checked out. Then the glasses were not in myebay under items I "won." I knew

something was wrong. Got the email confirmation from paypal that they were

paid for. Got an email confirmation from ebay that I won the glasses and

clicked on it and it says "sorry this listing is invalid and has been cancelled

by ebay."

So basically, I paid for them but will never see them. Annnnd I can't leave

negative feedback, because technically I never bought them according to ebay

since they cancelled it. go figure....

So much for my Happy Valentine's Day from Chad!! haha

Aimee

here is ebay's pathetic explanation of how it is not their problem!!!

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Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 11:50:28 -0700

To: Aimee Fowler
Subject: FD91001 Your recent email to eBay's Trust and Safety Department

(KMM316301132V64583L0KM)

From: eBay Customer Support

Dear Aimee,

Thank you for writing eBay in regard to item number 200308283530

(Chanel 5076h Mother of Pearl Black Sunglasses). I gather from your

previous report that you've already paid the item and you noticed that

the listing was not showing up on your account.

First off, I appreciate the information. I've investigated your

situation and unfortunately, the seller's account for the listing you

mention was accessed by an unauthorized person. We're restoring the

account to its rightful owner - the listing has ended early and all bids

have been canceled.

Moreover, because this listing was ended, you and the seller will not be

able to leave Feedback for this transaction, even if you have completed

the transaction. In addition, the listing will no longer appear under

the "All Buying" or "Buy" section of My eBay.

-- Important --

If you receive an offer to complete the transaction, we strongly

recommend against it. The transaction would be made outside of eBay by

the unauthorized person who took over the seller's account. Transactions

made outside of eBay are *not* eligible for eBay services and

protection, including problem resolution, Feedback, requests for contact

information, and PayPal buyer protection services.

Furthermore, I'm glad to hear you opened a dispute with PayPal. PayPal

Buyer Protection covers up to the full purchase price and original

shipping charges on eligible purchases.

For eligibility requirements go to:

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=p/gen/ua/policy_pbp-outside#pbp-policy

Since you've filed your claim, there's nothing else to do and the best

way to resolve the issue is to follow through with your PayPal dispute.

To check on the status of your dispute:

1. Log in to your PayPal account.

2. Hover over "Resolution Center" at the top of the page.

3. Click the "View Open Cases" link.

4. Select the case you want to review.

If you need help from PayPal Customer Support, please go to:

http://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_contact_us

If you need further assistance Aimee, please don't hesitate to reply to

this email and let us know.

Sincerely,

Marissa B.

eBay Customer Support

Original Message Follows:

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THANKS FOR THE RESPONSE. HERE IS THE INFO THAT I HAVE.

ITEM # 200308283530 CHANEL SUNGLASSES FOR $42.95

PAYPAL PAID TRANSACTION ON 2/19/09.

WAS TOLD TO FILE A CLAIM WITH PAYPAL FROM AN EBAY REPRESENTITIVE VIA

LIVE CHAT.

DID THAT THIS AFTERNOON. IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I CAN DO?

THEY WILL NOT RESPOND TO MY EMAILS, ETC.

THANK YOU.

---- eBay Customer Support wrote:

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Dear emmykmomma,

Thank you for writing eBay, my name is Stephen and I'll be happy to

assist you in regard to the item you won.

I understand your concern with not seeing the item you just won. I have

reviewed your account and your won items and I don't see any items with

the sale date 02/10/09. Do you have an item number that you can send in

so we can take a look at this issue for you? Please respond to this

email with the item number so we can take a look.

It is my pleasure to assist you. Thank you for choosing eBay.

Sincerely,

Stephen F.

eBay Customer Support

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Message: An item I won yesterday isn't showing up, but is showing paid

for in my paypal account. Why is it not under items I have won?

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