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Possible ebay scam. Your thoughts.

ironmanl63ironmanl63 Posts: 1,971 ✭✭✭✭✭

I found this auction for a 1909-S VDB in a rattler with CAC. This is included with the photos of the coin.

The coin is graded MS65RB and in the description it lists a buy it now price of $3,450.00.

Definitely against ebay rules but I think scam as well. What say you?

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    KliaoKliao Posts: 5,458 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 18, 2022 6:18PM

    Yes, it is a scam and outside of eBay's rules. I believe this type of listing has been discussed before. The seller's account has been compromised and they are posting these listings with that description.

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    csdotcsdot Posts: 678 ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 18, 2022 6:55PM

    Same bay dealer has a number of gold $20s listed in a similar manner.

    Prior sales are plush animals, blankets, socks, etc.

    Suspect it is a hacked account.

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    goodmoney4badmoneygoodmoney4badmoney Posts: 1,126 ✭✭✭✭

    It’s a compromised account running scams.

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    derrybderryb Posts: 36,193 ✭✭✭✭✭

    report it to ebay.

    Keep an open mind, or get financially repressed -Zoltan Pozsar

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    braddickbraddick Posts: 23,106 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've reported to eBay.
    Of course, it is helpful when there are multiple reports.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/275585494712?

    peacockcoins

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    braddickbraddick Posts: 23,106 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Same seller with another:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/275585494604?

    peacockcoins

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    IkesTIkesT Posts: 2,572 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Started another thread before I noticed this one. Definitely a scam and a hijacked account.

    Same seller - here are their complete listings:

    https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_ssn=giftwearonline&store_name=childswearinternational&_oac=1

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    OmegaraptorOmegaraptor Posts: 528 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hijacked account. Has several "1796 quarters" up as well, as well as a "1794 half dime".

    "You can't get just one gun." "You can't get just one tattoo." "You can't get just one 1796 Draped Bust Large Cent."

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    wevwev Posts: 139 ✭✭✭

    This has been ongoing for months. There are various items under American coin silver -- the non "coin" kind -- that are listed repeatedly. Numerous complaints have been filed with no results. Its a pawn broker trying to get out from under.

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,876 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @wev said:
    This has been ongoing for months. There are various items under American coin silver -- the non "coin" kind -- that are listed repeatedly. Numerous complaints have been filed with no results. Its a pawn broker trying to get out from under.

    Happens in every category. Could be a scam or just people trying to avoid ebay fees. Either way. They should be avoided and/or reported.

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    burfle23burfle23 Posts: 2,191 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Listings were removed.

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    ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,323 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Undoubtedly a scam. This guy pops up every once in a while on different user accounts.

    Collector, occasional seller

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I am not a frequent user of ebay, so that is one scam I have not seen before. Thanks for flagging it... Cheers, RickO

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    johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,498 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Report it to ebay

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    ironmanl63ironmanl63 Posts: 1,971 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks for the reply's and getting this scammer removed. This kind of thing really infuriates me!

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    daltexdaltex Posts: 3,486 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @braddick said:
    I've reported to eBay.
    Of course, it is helpful when there are multiple reports.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/275585494712?

    Not in this one case. eBay frowns on being used as a showrooming site and, if legit, this is about as blatant as possible. I mean this is what you post if you want eBay to immediately take your listing down, if not close your account.

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    daltexdaltex Posts: 3,486 ✭✭✭✭✭

    BTW, kudos to @ironmanl63 for copying and posting the pertinent part of the ad. Otherwise it would of a certainty disappear from eBay and be more difficult to warn others (the rest of us).

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