Just nearly got scammed out of 5k buying a ducati multistrada from Ebay similar thing to what i believe has happened before ,
A bike deal that was too good to be true , but because i wanted one badly i convinced my self that i had found a deal although all my instincts where telling me other. Any how this is how it went and this is what he/she sent going under the name of John Alister firstname.lastname@example.org
Emailed him after seeing it on ebay with a couple of questions regarding the bike
With this reply
yes in Scotland with me. Due to my location and since view is not an option I have requested personal support and I was approved to use Buyer Protection Program. Here is how the process works:
- you give me your full name and shipping address
- I start the transaction with the eBay,
- they send further payment instructions,
- you have to pay for the item to eBay to secure the funds,
- they confirm me that they received the funds,
- I deliver the bike,
- you receive the bike,
- they send me the money.
Everything is covered by eBay. I will get paid only after you confirm that you received the bike in good order.
Let me know if this is acceptable. Thank you
I then recieved this from a so called Ebay site (fraud one) but very convicing one
eBay sent this message to xxxxxx xxxxxx (xxxxxxxxxxxx).
Your registered name is included to show this message originated from eBay.
Your invoice for eBay purchases - DUCATI MULTISTRADA 1200 S SPORT RED 2010
Invoice for VPP Transaction Case ID #17R4W134E3 between John Alistair, as the Seller and xxxxx xxxxx, as the Buyer. Please follow our instructions to complete the transaction safely.
Name: John Alistair
Address: 76B Strathern Road
Name: xxxxxx xxxxxxx
Address: xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx
Case ID: #17R4W134E3
Status: Payment Pending
Item titled: DUCATI MULTISTRADA 1200 S SPORT RED 2010
Quantity Sold: 1
Delivery: Delivery details will be provided by seller after payment.
Shipping to*: xxxxxxxxx xxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxx xxxxx xxxx xxxx
*Please check the details for an accurate delivery in order to avoid delays.
Payment must be submitted via Bank Transfer to the eBay Financing Center Agent Bank account in charge of this transaction. The payment will be secured until the Buyer receives, inspects and accepts the vehicle. Or, if it will be the case a full refund is given to the Buyer.
eBay Financing Center Agent*:
Beneficiary: Vasile Bud
Bank Name: Barclays Bank Plc
Account no: 60690724
*The Bank Wire transfer will be sent using this name and address.
How to make the payment
Send the payment using eBay Financing Center Agent's bank account (found below) as payment details.
the following payment information:
- Case ID or Invoice #
- Copy of the bank receipt
Fax* the Bank transfer payment receipt to eBay Financing Center Department at:
+44 (0)207 504 8111
*We strongly recommend that you confirm the payment by both e-mail and fax.
For security reasons please DO NOT release the payment details to the Seller or any other unauthorized person.
All the transaction, payment and personal information is considered confidential and will not be released under any circumstances.
Vehicle Purchase Protection program security measures are constantly reviewed and modified given evolving circumstances globally.
Our main and constant priority is the safety of our customers.
Bank Wire transfers can be submitted with the help of your banking institution. To send a wire transfer, you need to have the following information:
- Beneficiary (person to whom the wire is being sent)
- The receiving bank's Sort Code and name of the bank
- Account number of beneficiary
- Location of the receiving bank.
When payment is received, it will be verified and secured into a non-interest bearing trust account. Payment verification process usually takes less than 24 hours. After payment is secured, the Seller is authorized to deliver the vehicle.The Seller has 3 business days to send the Buyer and eBay Motors Customer Support the tracking number of the shipment. If no tracking number is provided, a full refund is immediately sent to the Buyer.
The Buyer receives the vehicle and has 5 business days to inspect it. If it is complete and as described, the Buyer should accept the vehicle. If he refuses the vehicle, the Buyer must ship the vehicle back to the Seller within 3 business days.
After the inspection period is over, the Buyer must contact eBay Financing Center Customer Support with the result of the inspection. If the Buyer refuses the vehicle, the refund will be sent to the Buyer after the tracking number for the returned shipment is verified. If the vehicle is accepted, eBay Financing Center Department submits the payment directly to the Seller within 3 business days.
For any questions please E-mail us.
eBay Financing Center Customer Support
Vehicle Purchase Protection Program
This came through with what looked like a correct Ebay heading and backing
I then proceeded to send him the cash through BACs but couldnt settle thinking it was too good of a deal so started digging deeper and his name showed up nothing BUT his address flashed up on this site swinging me into action in getting the BACs stopped , i havent told him/she yet so at the moment im still recieving emails asking why the money has not been received by the SO CALLED EBAY HOLDING BRANCH
My actions since have been to
Inform Barclays that one of there accounts have been used for fraud
Inform the police
Inform ebay (did not seem interested at all)
Still waiting for my money back from barclays but i know they havent got it so not too bad