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Ebay scam & poor security

Old 06-01-07, 01:23 PM
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Ebay scam & poor security

Well the Bidder 1, Bidder 2 , etc. thing was supposed to eleminate the problem but somehow someone has figured out how to get around it. Halfheartedly bid on a frame the other day. My bid was about $400 short of the final price. Guess what: second chance offer shows up in my email. It was a total scam(email seller do not use scambay directly type thing).

So with this great shill bidding system, er security system, how are the scamsters getting around it? I thought the bidders identies were not visible to anyone but the actual bidder?
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Old 06-01-07, 01:27 PM
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The seller's account probably got hacked.
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Old 06-01-07, 02:04 PM
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Yea I don't like the new method. I liked seeing the bidders. "Oh look, high bidder has 0 feedback" This newb is getting sniped easy...

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Don't the bidders identities become available after the auction closes? Or did ebay change that, too?
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Originally Posted by vpiuva
Don't the bidders identities become available after the auction closes? Or did ebay change that, too?
To the best of my knowledge, even after the auction is closed they remain Bidder 1, etc... I went back and checked the specific auction and that is the way it remains.
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