12-13-2015 09:23 PM - edited 12-13-2015 09:25 PM
Hello everyone. As my subject line says, how does one go about reporting an item to ebay that is known to be fake, and getting a result?
Item number 252200760742, which is for a John Deere tractor, has been advertised a few times now and by different sellers. Each time the item is listed with a different location (in Australia), the seller has zero feedback and had been an ebay member for less that a week when the ad first appears. As suspect as that is in and of itself, it's not conclusive proof of a scam. However, the same item (complete with the same photos and item description) has recently been advertised for sale on a local on line site in Atlana, Georgia USA while the ad appearing here lists the location as Lennox Head NSW.
This is just _waiting_ for some unsuspecting buyer to get ripped off, yet ebay seems keen to do nothing about it. I have reported the ad on three separate occasions where I have mentioned that I suspect the ad is fraudulent, but because of ebay's appallingly vague reporting system that doesn't allow you to leave any specific comments nor give the reporter any kind of feedback at all I have no idea if anyone at ebay has so much as looked at this.
So, I ask. Is there a solution to such problems, or is ebay's management of it's own site so horrendously bad that stuff like this is just allowed to flow through without any care for who it might affect?
Thanks in advance,
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on 12-14-2015 08:36 AM
Looks like it has been removed by the account holder,(This listing was ended by the seller because there was
an error in the listing).
For future reference just go to the top of any eBay page and click on Help & Contact.
Then select Contact Us in the blue square > hover over Reporting a member and select Reporting a member
from the menu that appears.
That will then give you options on how to contact them,(eg: phone or Email depending on the time).
If you Email them then give them the item number and copy and paste the link from the original add that the
listing was taken from and a brief description why it's a fake/scam listing,
on 12-31-2015 07:58 AM
12-31-2015 09:14 AM - edited 12-31-2015 09:17 AM
Instead of just looking at the price please go into each listing and you will find that they offer free pick up.
Fraudulent listings are always listed with postage only,(no pick up).
These listings aren't fraudulent they are simply listings sold by low feedback members that have believed
eBay's guff about starting them at a low price,(so bidders decide how much they will pay).
Maybe they wanted to sell them to get extra cash for Xmas?
They will stay there and reporting them isn't going to get them removed,(eBay will only remove listings that
they believe are fraudulent and these aren't).
on 01-02-2016 12:19 AM
on 01-03-2016 10:18 AM
So all you do is report every low feedback seller as a scammer?
Others that have double digits don't get reported by you even though they sell theirs for a similar price and
even lower at times,(that's not searching for scammers,that's attacking sellers that have low feedback).
I don't know what you've told eBay but some of them have been removed,(which is weird as the only genuine
scam listing that I could see which was in your first post is still showing).
They were probably picked up and paid for in cash hopefully.
It's also called getting rid of your competition.
You have probably cost some of these sellers $500 and more each as Ebay will return the money to the
buyer if they paid by Paypal,so they end up with the item and the money,(hopefully they are honest and
will re-pay the seller.
You have no idea what a scam listing is if this is how you report them,(it's not governed by a lower price
and low feedback,there are other factors that come into it),
on 01-03-2016 08:36 PM
I do my research and know my stuff, I'm not a newbie, and this message wasn't intended to be questioned but for those who see the facts that are in front of them so they may change a few things. I'm here to crack down on fraudulent activities.
The issues are not whether or not something is a pickup or not. Anyone can write that. Gosh, why would a scammer worry about a real address. I'm sure PayPal should be able to track the payment though right?
This message was not intended to be questioned?? My haven't you got tickets on yourself? So everyone is just supposed to take it as gospel that you know what you are talking about?
You are here to crack down on fraudulent activities? So are a lot of other members....some of them have been doing it very successfully for many years.
Yes anyone can list as cash on pickup but they would very quickly be exposed as shonky if there are no items when the buyers turn up to collect their items. The buyers would not lose anything except their time as they would not have paid by paypal anyway. Neither buyers nor sellers have paypal protection for pick up items.
Maybe you need to think before you write the garbage that you have put in this thread....many members could see it as trying to get rid of your competition.
on 01-15-2016 04:16 PM
disappointed, i found a seller selling fake products like LULULEMON clothings and they have like 7-15 bids going on, but reported on a chat with the ebay personal, they say they couldnt do anything unless the person who buys it think that its fake, they can report. what is this?! so **bleep**.
on 01-29-2016 05:51 PM
That is correct....ebay will not remove a listing on the sayso of another member. They require proof that it is fake and you cannot have proof if you have not even seen the item except on a computer screen.
They will however remove a listing if the rights holder asks them to.
If you are convinced that the item is a fake you should contact the manufacturer/importer/agent and leave it to them to contact ebay.
It would be too easy for an unscrupulous seller to get rid of their opposition by reporting everything as fake so ebay will not take notice of just anybody.