This was my first time ever using EBay to purchase items off their site. A bid closed and I was the 2nd highest bidder for some photographic equipment. I received what I though was the seller saying the person did not want the equipment if I was still interested the equipment. After replying yes to the email, I then received a fake email shown below to purchase the equipment. All the time I thinking this is being done through EBay. Original transaction was handled through EBay (Trans. Nr. 280008825019) and using a link in fake email to web site (SquareTrade.com). They required the funds so SquareTrade could then send items purchased from EBay. In talking with Square Trade in San Francisco, CA, I have been told that the email address is not there's and they have nothing to do with this trade on EBay.
Person in question;
72 Wimpole Street
EBay user id: ember-d
Email address: email@example.com
Square Trade fake email: firstname.lastname@example.org
eBay Square Trade Transaction Started
**eBay Square Trade Transaction Started: NO RESERVE! Sinar P 4x5 Complete Outfit, ** eBay Item Number: 280008825019Square Trade Case ID: 093E40363 Merchandise Description: NO RESERVE! Sinar P 4x5 Complete Outfit, Seller's E-mail Address: email@example.com
Transaction Date Transaction # Item Description eBay ID
Jul-25-06 280008825019 NO RESERVE! Sinar P 4x5 Complete Outfit ember-d
Dear xxxxxx xxxx, (eBay User ID: xxxxxx ) This is the 1st notice of the transaction sent to you. Please read below at your earliest convenience to learn how you can complete this transaction in a safe environment under Square Trade refund protection. Our customer ember-d (firstname.lastname@example.org) require the payment to be done through Western Union money transfer service. If you are not familiar with the Western Union money transfer services please visit:
If you want to locate the nearest Western Union Office in your area please click here. You have to pay with cash at any Western Union Office.
SHIPPING DETAILS Ship to:
Name: Thomas HennAddress: 17365 Caribou DtCity / State: Monument, COZip / Country: 80132, USA Shipping service: FedEx ExpressShipping cost: $0.00 (FREE)Duration: 3 Day (4-5 Days in weekends)Package type: Envelope Tracking number: PENDING (WAITING FOR PAYMENT) 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
We're confident that you'll love our services. If for whatever reason you are not completely satisfied, simply cancel within 30 days of application for a full refund. Your satisfaction is very important to us, and with this 30-day offer, you can have all the confidence in the world.
Ship from: Additional costs:
Name: Sharon WilsonAddress: PO Box 1007City / State: Weston, CTZip / Country: 06883, USA Item: NO RESERVE! Sinar P 4x5 Complete Outfit, Price: US:$900.00Shipping & Handling: US:$0.00Total amount to pay: US:$900.00
Important!Payment information: ( How to pay) Locate the nearest Western Union Office nearest you ( available here ). Make the payment using money transfer to one of our eBay Square Trade Agent name listed below and send the total amount of US: $ 900 .00 for the item you ordered.
Payment address #1 Payment address #2
Ed Ferreri72 Wimpole StreetLondon, W1G 9RPUnited kingdom
Alfred Stimar 12 Odysseos StreetAthens, 10436Greece
Once you sent payment, please email us or send a copy via FAX with the Western Union money transfer receipt. You have 2 options to confirm the payment:
(click bellow to sent confirmation payment via email)
CLICK TO CONFIRM PAYMENT OR (use this number to send a fax copy of payment receipt) +1-206- 203-1690
The following information's must be readable:-10 digit, Money Transfer Control number (MTCN)-Sender's, full name and address-Receiver's full name -The total amount you've sent
Once we have received the payment confirmation, we will instruct the seller to start the shipping process. Within 3 business days, you will receive the tracking number for your merchandise. We will hold the payment until you will send us your confirmation that you are satisfied with the product you received. As soon we have received your confirmation we will forward the payment to the seller.
Verified Member Profile
eBay ID: ember-d
An eBay & Square Trade Member in good standingsince 11-10-2003.
Identity and/or Contact Information Verified.
Continues to meet strict Membership Criteria.
Committed to Dispute Resolution and Mediation.
Item NO RESERVE! Sinar P 4x5 Complete Outfit is backed by eBay & Square Trade.Buyer Protection Policy - up to 900*.
The criteria for eBay & Square Trade Membership.
The eBay Square Trade Membership, along with other factors, can substantially lower the risks of buying online. The Membership is a guarantee of a successful transaction or of a Seller's performance.
Contact Square Trade Support Here
You can apply to become an eBay & Square Trade Member. It is eBay's largest community of trusted sellers - with 1.5 million listings every day. Buyers will feel comfortable buying from you knowing that you are a verified seller and that you will resolve disputes. Verify your seller: click here and fill in a short simple form that you'll send us and our Customer Support Department will contact you with the eBay Verified Seal Profile for your seller.
What happens if the seller does not respond after the payment is completed? *Currently, the seller (ember-d) has US $4,900.00 deposit in an eBay and Square Trade managed purchase protection account. Transactions with this eBay seller are covered by purchase protection against fraud and description errors The insurer of this transaction is eBay Inc.The account is managed by eBay's Square Trade center.This transaction is supervised by eBay & Square Trade Financial Department. For buyers or sellers safety, if the owner of this account wants to withdraw the funds, he will have to wait at least 15 days from that day before the funds are released and the purchase protection account is closed. Should you need a refund for this transaction?The insured amount of the transaction will be taken from the seller's purchase protection account and refunded to you. The refund is sent to your bank account, or by check or money order. The way you are refunded is at your discretion. You have 30 days from the above verification date to request the refund. Refund requests are processed within 3 days. eBay & Square Trade Buyer Protection Policy
This policy was last modified on June 4, 2003. The buyer then46 should feel confident purchasing from an eBay & Square Trade Member. Member ember-d has been verified by eBay & Square Trade and is committed to customer satisfaction and resolving disputes via mediation. Member ember-d will use Western Union Service for the payment due the fact is not able to use Pay Pal, Escrow, Credit Card or Cashiers Check as a method of payment.
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Sincerely,eBay and Square Trade Transactions Program
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