Hackers, Scams, and Ebay Warning
Just FYI, If you shop on Ebay, please be aware that this can happen to you. I’ve been a buyer & seller on Ebay for 16 yrs. and this is the first time I had a problem such as this, and it’s becoming more common.
Someone had hacked in to an Ebay customer account, listed a bogus item which I bought with “buy it now,” took my money, wouldn’t reply when I asked when the item was to be sent. Three days later a tracking no. they gave showed the item as being delivered. A pkg. was delivered, but not to me. The tracking no. was for a pkg. to a business in my same town. (I had to call UPS myself to find that out. They couldn’t give me the name of the business that received it, but they did tell me that my name and address were not on that pkg.) The hacker obviously also hacked into the UPS site somehow to get a tracking no. for an item that was going to a business in my town the same week.
I had to fight tooth and nail to get my money back and prove I never received it, because the item I paid for was obviously never going to be sent. Ebay first denied my claim, because it only sees a tracking no. provided by the hacker which shows that an item was delivered. It doesn’t check to see the address to where it actually was delivered, and that is how hackers get rich.
Ebay did make it good, eventually, but it was quite a hassle and took a lot of time and effort to get it resolved. I first had to report it to the government agency that handles internet scams. Let the Buyer BEWARE!
Strange….. i just had an experience with Amazon. I got the ok to return the item, spent 45.00, signature required to return it by UPS. 10 days after sending it I inquired and the seller asked for a tracking number and said they would give me a refund when they received it. I investigated, UPS said they made 3 attempts and also got no response to a phone call. I took the matter to my credit card company, so now I’m no longer covered under the Amazon guarantee, which would have refunded my shipping cost too. Who cares, I didn’t have to wait a month for a refund and pay interest. I’ve never had a problem like this before. Crazy world! I hope you get to the truth. i’ve also had a few incidents with UPS screwing up.
That’s messed up, sorry to hear that happened to you. I was reading about that type of scam. I don’t think they hacked UPS. After the customer pays, the scammer looks up a business in the same zip code, and sends an empty envelope with tracking. On higher priced items that’s a small price to pay if they get away with it.
Thats odd because Ebay is extremely good about giving money back because of its buyer guranteed. They usually contact the suppose seller and since they didnt answer to you, im sure they sure didnt answer to ebay. Anyways they always give the money. Hacked ups? I think this whole thing is weird. Had UPS been hacked, the nation wouldve been aware of it or at least UPS wouldve known which account got “involved” & when you called they wouldve helped as best they couldve.
NO double tickets on Friday Mar. 18 ????
Thanks for Double Tickets. It makes playing more fun.
I think but don’t know for sure that only Fridays they are given out 🙂
Peace and love 🙂
Hi Betsy, I miss you too! Thank you for the info! I will talk with you again soon! :smileywink:
Double tickets are available Friday through Sunday (2/12-2/14) and next Friday through Sunday. It’s great to see you Munchkin!
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