Ebay Hijacking Scam

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Ebay Hijacking Scam

Postby Number Six » Tue May 07, 2013 11:49 pm

Currency buyers and sellers have been curious about this listing that is transparently a fraud according to what every sensible person who is knowledgeable about this type of account hijacking and insertion of rare currency and other items where the "seller" can just take the money if he can get away with it:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gold-Certificat ... 0975598053

Some comments at the PCGS forum: http://forums.collectors.com/messagevie ... did=888424

I figured this may be the right forum as it looks like a stolen account, etc.. Feel free to move it to the appropriate forum.
'There are two kinds of injustice: the first is found in those who do an injury, the second in those who fail to protect another from injury when they can.' (Roman. Cicero, De Off. I. vii)

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Re: Ebay Hijacking Scam

Postby Number Six » Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:26 pm

Another case on the rare coin side: http://forums.collectors.com/messagevie ... did=896363

It is not that common for a sharp, reputable dealer to step up to the plate on bogus "auctions" like this one run on hijacked accounts and bid to the skies knowing there is nothing really being offered. At least "paypal" guarantees the integrity of transactions which is vital with all the fake, phony, frauds out there.
'There are two kinds of injustice: the first is found in those who do an injury, the second in those who fail to protect another from injury when they can.' (Roman. Cicero, De Off. I. vii)

'Choose loss rather than shameful gains.' (Chilon Fr. 10. Diels)


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