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Complaint / review / scam report
Jeff Barnes, Purchase Safe, Daniel Finn

Complaint / review text:
Thankfully - I know better as I deal daily with eBay and Paypal.
However, this "guy" was found by me searching Craigslist looking for Steeler tickets.
The seller and I had several emails back and forth regarding the tickets.
He then sent this VERY GOOD FAKE email from eBay with an invoice to pay.

Before I cut and paste the "invoice"- in case you don't get to the bottom of this page - DO NOT EVER PURCHASE any good or service if the mere word WESTERN UNION is involved. It is a SCAM. You will NEVER see your money again. I pinky promise.

Dear xxxxxxxxxx,
Thank you for your purchase. The total for your item below is US $300.00

(really great logos are thrown into the email to make it appear official)

Thank you for contacting eBay's Purchase Safe Customer Support team!
Per your request, we have verified all the details of this transaction. We concluded that they are accurate. Please follow our instructions to complete the transaction safely.

(if you read this carefully, it is not grammatically correct in many areas and there are misspelled words)

EBay Transaction confirmed!

Current status: Payment pending

Transaction details:
Item Title:
(4) Pittsburgh Steelers vs Cincinnati Bengals Tickets
US $300.00
Shipping and Handling:
Ready to ship

Payment: Pending
Date: 11-10-2009

Complete your eBay transaction in 4 easy steps:
Ebay accepts the transaction and offers purchase protection to the buyer (if the transaction is declined, no further action is required from either the buyer or the seller);
The buyer sends payment to one of our agents.
Buyer receives the merchandise and has five days to inspect it. If it is complete and as described, the buyer should accept the merchandise. If he refuses the merchandise, the buyer must ship the merchandise back to the seller within three business days.
After the inspection period is over, the buyer must contact eBay with the result of the inspection. If the buyer refuses the merchandise, the refund will be sent to the buyer after the tracking number for the returned shipment is verified.

We know that we encourage every buyer to send the money for an eBay Transaction with Paypal. This seller is an verified PayPal member but for the time he has problems with his PayPal account so he won't be able to receive payment if you pay with paypal but if you pay with Western Union we will offer you the same protection like you are paying with PayPal directly.

Payment must be sent by Western Union Money Transfer:
Details and instructions of this transaction:

The following item (s) are clear for eBay's item insurance policy:
(4) Pittsburgh Steelers vs Cincinnati Bengals Tickets

EBay's verified payment agent address:
Name: Daniel Finn
Address: 4 Thorpe Close
City: London
Zip Code: W10 7XL
Country: United Kingdom

Buyer's shipping address:
Name: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Address: xxxxxxxxx Road
City: Pittsburgh
State: PA
Zip Code: 15228
Country: United States

Note: The funds will not be released under any circumstances. We will hold the payment until you will send us your confirmation that you have received, inspected and you agree to keep the item. When we will have your confirmation we will release the funds to the seller.

Item Title:
(4) Pittsburgh Steelers vs Cincinnati Bengals Tickets
Amount Insured:

Us $300.00

Payment must be sent by Western Union Money Transfer!

_ Payment instructions:
To submit the payment with Western Union Money Transfer you have to pay for the transfer with cash at a local Western Union agent.
Visit http://www.westernunion.com / info/agentInquiryIntl. Asp to locate the agents in your area. Go to one of them and send the payment to one of our agents.

_ Once the payment was sent, email the seller (purchase. [email protected]) the following information in order to confirm your payment:
1) Scanned copy of the Western Union receipt;
2) MTCN # (10 digit number)
3) Sender's name and address;
4) Receiver's name;
5) Amount sent;

Within 24 hours, you will receive the tracking number for your merchandise.

_ Purchase protection and refund:
Currently, this seller has a $3.500.00 deposit in an eBay managed purchase protection account.
Transactions with this eBay seller are covered by purchase protection against fraud and description errors. For your safety, this account was locked today, for 90 days time period. The seller is unable to withdraw any money from it, within this period.

Should you need a refund for this transaction, the insured amount will be taken from the seller's purchase protection account and sent to you. The refund is sent to your bank account, or by check or money order. The way you are refunded is at your choice. You have 90 days from the above verification date to request a refund. Refund requests are processed within 3 days.

The insurer of this transaction is eBay Inc., located at 2145 Hamilton
Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125, United States of America. The account is managed by eBay's Square Trade center.


This transaction is supervised by eBay's Safe Harbor team.

_ Conditions to be meet before you may ask for a refund:
Here are the situations suitable for a refund request:
1. If the item doesn't arrive and/or the seller stops communications after the payment was received;
2. If the merchandise you receive has different specifications than the ones you agreed on;
3. If your merchandise arrives in a much longer period than the one you agreed on (more than 15 days from the payment clearance day);
For cases 2. And 3. You have to send back the merchandise to the seller prior to ask for your refund. If you did not pay the seller by payment method required by us, your refund request will be declined.

_ Important Usage Guidelines:
1. The contact information should only be used for resolving matters related to eBay. Any other use is strictly prohibited.
2. This transaction is protected by eBay services such as insurance, feedback and dispute resolution.
3. You may buy and sell with confidence in all transactions with this eBay member.
4. Should you need to dispute this transaction, keep the transaction number at hand when contacting eBay. Any complaints must be filed within 90 days from the verification date.

This e-mail message was sent to you from eBay SafeHarbor team, with the full support of the SquareTrade center.
If you encounter any problems with this transaction, please contact us.
When contacting our support team, use the reply feature so that all previous correspondences are included in your email. Otherwise, we will not be able to process your request.
To ask for a refund, simply reply to this notification and enter in the subject line: #25455422845

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* I REALLY HOPE THAT THIS HELPS SOMEONE. I really actually hope that ebay, paypal, craigslist, and the like pursue this and bring justice. YOU CAN FORWARD ANYTHING THAT REGARDS EBAY OR PAYPAL TO [email protected] AND/OR [email protected] if you are doubting the validity of an email. They are good about letting you know if it is legit.

Contact information:
Author: Contact with Author

Offender: Jeff Barnes, Purchase Safe, Daniel Finn

Country: United Kingdom   State: United Kingdom
Address: 4 Thorpe Close

Category: Recreation & Entertainment


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