Wow, pretty elaborate.
I responded to this add a few weeks ago. I went to check the auction the next day and it was gone. 2 weeks later I got an e-mail responding to my questions. I was suspicious from the time I asked to speak to him on the phone and he said his line was out of order. I continued with questions, negotiated a price. He said he would only except payment through E-Bay Escrow service. He said he set up an E-bay Escrow account and E-bay would send me an e-mail with instructions.
This is what I received, it had the E-bay logo on top
Dear kendall, we guarantee you full purchase protection for the transaction described below
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Important information regarding our service
This service is offered by eBay International Escrow Services, one of the operating subsidiaries of eBay.com, located at 2145 Hamilton Avenue, San Jose, California 95125, United States. This service is free for buyers.
All US dollar escrow services offered on this eBay transaction are provided exclusively by International Escrow Services(SM) (IES). IES is fully licensed and accredited as an escrow company and is subject to compliance with all applicable escrow regulations, including the California Financial and Business Code. The California Department of Corporations conducts the most stringent examination of all government agencies.
You can check our license online at California Department of Corporations, Financial Services Division Licensee Address Listing. Our license number is 9631867 and it was issued Mar 22 2000.
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Buyer and seller agree on the transaction terms and the selling price. Seller provides eBay with the transaction details;
eBay analyzes the transaction and accepts or declines it. If the transaction is approved, eBay offers full purchase protection to the buyer. If the transaction is declined, no further action is required from either the buyer or the seller;
The buyer sends the payment to eBay according to the instructions below. After we receive your payment, the seller has 3 business days to ship the merchandise. If the shipping doesn't take place within this time frame, the amount insured is sent back to the buyer within the next 3 business days;
Buyer receives the merchandise and inspects it within 7 calendar days. If it is as described by the seller, the buyer should accept the merchandise and notify us about it. If it is not as described, the buyer may either cancel the transaction or negotiate a lower price with the seller. If the transaction is cancelled, the amount insured is sent back to the buyer within 3 business days. In this case, the buyer needs to ship back the merchandise at seller's cost.
After verifying the trustworthiness of the seller and the availability of the merchandise for immediate shipping, we have approved this transaction and offered you, the buyer, full purchase protection for the amount you agreed on with the seller.
Once your payment is deposited into our account, the seller will ship you the following merchandise:
1. M-4 Procharger complete kit
Note: seller is responsible for all shipping costs;
Date of verification: 08/18/2005
Transaction number: 2574249230
Amount insured: US$ 1,800.00
We guarantee this purchase protection if you send the payment by the approved payment method. Sending the payment by any other method will void this transaction and the seller will no longer be able to complete this transaction with you.
Merchandise is sold by:
AHOT Motoring Inc.
21 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10110
You must deposit the payment at eBay International Escrow Services. Fund our escrow account by sending the payment through Western Union money transfer to the eBay verified payment agent below:
Street address: Richmond Upon Thames, TW9 1TX (not required at Western Union)
Country: United Kingdom
Attention: Western Union transfers sent to businesses will be overcharged with the applicable taxes in the country of the receiver. In order for us to receive the actual amount you are sending, make sure you make the money transfer to a person, not a business. If asked, mention the money are for a friend or relative of yours in need of cash.
If you send the payment to our business name instead of our agent's name or if Western Union learns you are sending the money for a purchase, the applicable taxes will be deducted from the money you send. Under those circumstances, we will not receive the required amount, the transaction will be delayed and you will need to send a second payment for the balance due.
Make sure you get a receipt from Western Union to show the seller how much you were charged in fees. We have arranged with the seller to return this fee, no matter if you keep the merchandise or not. Let the seller know how you want to receive the refund of the fee.
To submit the payment by Western Union money transfer, you have two options:
a). Pay for the transfer with cash at a local Western Union agent. Click here to locate the agents in your area http://www.westernunion.com/info/agentInquiryIntl.asp. Go to one of them and send the payment to the above name. Make sure you make the payment available to the correct name, city and country we listed.
b). If you are an U.S. resident and you are currently located in the U.S., you may use a credit/debit card (Visa/MC) to pay. Call 1-800-CALLCASH and make the payment to our verified agent listed above. Besides the regular service fee, a cash advance fee will be charged on most credit cards. This will make the transaction more expensive than using cash, so do not use this option unless you need to.
Once the payment was sent, we need you to reply to this email with the following transfer details:
- 10 digit MTCN (money transfer control number):
- Complete sender's name on file with Western Union:
- Your street address on file with Western Union:
- City and country where you sent the money from:
- Amount sent (not including the service fee):
Attention: Failing to reply to this email will prevent us from receiving the transfer details and this transaction will be delayed. We recommend you to also send the transfer details to the seller. The seller will get the shipping authorization once we have cleared your payment.
Once you paid us, you should ask the seller to start the shipping arrangements. We will pay the seller after you have received, inspected and accepted the merchandise.
What does the Purchase Protection program cover?
Purchase Protection covers buyers who have completed the transaction according to our instructions for numerous types of deliberate and material misrepresentation by the seller. The protection program provides coverage for following situations:
- Paying for an item and never receiving it or receiving an item with undisclosed damage;
- Sending the payment for an item and receiving an item of inferior quality than the one described by the seller;
- Paying for and receiving an item of a make and/or model that is inferior than the one described by the seller.
What does the Purchase Protection program not cover?
The following situations are not covered by the Purchase Protection program:
- Normal wear and tear, which may be significant in used items, is not covered, unless the wear and tear was incorrectly described by the seller;
- If the purchase was not completed on the according to our instructions, it is not covered. You must follow our instructions exactly for the purchase to be covered.
Attention: Any complaints must be filed within 60 days from the verification date. It is recommended to send the payment as soon as possible. To ask for a refund, reply to this e-mail notification and enter the following phrase in the subject line:
Refund request for eBay Escrow Transaction #2574249230
Please include the way you want to be refunded in your request. Available payment options for the refund are: bank wire transfer, certified money order, cashier's check and company check.
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E-Bay does not have an escrow service, and if they did certainly would not give instuctions on how to avoid taxes and recomend wire transfer to a 3rd party acting as an agent. This guy has relisted the add under a different user user name.
Wow, pretty elaborate.
Copy from website and attach to email.. a friend lost 12k on a Harley in a bogus ebay escro service.. and the FBI said they couldnt help not enough money! guess we can start copying DVDs and selling them (so much for the FBI warning)
I found this guy again today listing under a different screen name. There was an auction for a supercharger and the photo was taken from the OSO classifieds!!!! The auctions have all been removed.
Alum Metal Fab
Custom Marine Sales
Dave's Custom Boats
Diamond Performance Parts
Double R Performance
Elton Porter Insurance
Fastboats Marine Group
GGB Exhaust Technologies
Grand Sports Center
Ilmor High Performance Marine
Lake Cumberland Marine
Lake Havasu Boat Show
Marine Technology Inc
McLeod Design Group
Performance Boat Center
Performance Marine Trading
Potter Performance Engines
Ron Sporl Performance
Speed and Custom Marine
Total Dollar Insurance
Teague Custom Marine
Wake Zone Marine Insurance
Young Performance Marine