Issue #87  4/13/2005
New eBay Scam Reported

Some dealers are reporting that there is a new scam involving Second Chance Offers that eBay has apparently not been able to stop. The fraud involves sends an email to under bidders on expensive items. The emailers claim to be the sellers, and they use eBay's mail forwarding system to send emails that look like "Second Chance Offers". They try to get the under bidder to wire transfer payment to a foreign account. Apparently the email even makes it appear that eBay wants the item to be paid for by wire transfer.