Halifax, Nova Scotia
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Update by user Feb 16, 2013

Feb 2013 Wow a new alleged fraud kick back scheme involving brokerage fees. eBay has setup cross border brokerage fees included in the shipping fees.

First dealing with this was a bad experience and eye opener. Seller did not ship item and used combined brokerage S/H system fee, PayPal billed me for the item and for BS/H. PayPal blocked me from filing a complaint on both payments. I had to work it just to get a refund for the item, seller ignored all contact, PayPal dragged out refund.

PayPal as recorded on the phone stated BS/H would be refunded. They did not refund, but blocked complaint. Now the BS/H tracking info (with is bogus) is saying the item was delivered.

It was not; I even had post office do a trace even though the tracking info I was given info was bogus. This is another area of fraud to be concerned about.

Original review posted by user Jan 15, 2013

I strongly recommend using:

- firefox's scrapbook extension to save entire web pages for evidence (listings, payments, messages.)

- voice recorder for calls to eBay (repeat ticket / reference numbers)

- use www.toolhaus.org to research buyers / sellers

eBay are highly likely to purge your complaint information, they will purge your compliant complaints on the community forums, they will lock your threads on linkedin forums. so be ready, record the violations and censorship, be civilized.

As of Jan 2013 there are very nasty policies arriving that will allow much more seller fraud. Don't trust feedback ratings nor DSR as they can be purged of negs for a price. Reporting items will no longer matter. eBay has let slip items will need to be reported by many people in order to be even reviewed. Facts be damned, bean counters are running the show.

Band together and fight back.

Spread the word.

Monetary Loss: $5000.

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Anonymous
#643414

MALIK AZARUS AND HAUNT MASTER BEWARE OF THESE SELLERS ON EBAY CAUSE IT SEEMS THAT ONE IS SELLING NEW RINGS CLAIMING THAT THEY ARE HAUNTED AND THE OTHER IS SELLING DOLLS AT SUPER HIGH PRICES

AND THOSE DOLLS LOOK NEW AND HAND MADE AND THOSE RINGS SEEM TO BE FROM KMART WALMART A THRIFT STORE OR THE GOODWILL STORE.JUST BEWARE AND BE EXTRA CAREFUL THESE PEOPLE ARE HERE MOST LIKELY TO STEAL YOUR MONEY IN A SMART WAY. :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

secularhumanist
#609806

Dear Honest Voter,

thank you for reporting my honest hard work as ***

secularhumanist
#594012

oh yes, don't fall for buyer protection scams:

TrustE and Squaretrade, eBay profits from them and they are run by sellers to consumer advocates :sigh .

Better Business Bureau sells A+ Ratings to members, they are a scam as well

secularhumanist
#594711
@secularhumanist

woops bad typo above ".. sellers to consumer advocates..."

should read

".. sellers NOT consumer advocates"

secularhumanist
#594712
@secularhumanist

Keep an eye out for eBay's undisclosed punishments and bad seller collusion.

If you report bad sellers and their items and you follow up by viewing their listings. Do not be fooled if the bad seller shows as having no listings. This is a decoy, eBay will protect the fraudster by giving you a false sense of success. Check the sellers feedback it will show the fraudster is still selling. In order to see the fraudsters listings, copy the store's URL, log out of eBay and then paste in that URL and you a re likely to find fraudster still has listings. If it still does not show listings eBay is detecting your cookies, browser ID, IP#. Use TOR proxy suite to check the store as if you were anonymous. The listings will then show up. :eek

If you have been punished by eBay in this manner please report here or to me in private and in confidence.

Spread the word, expose eBay and their collusion