Scammer Database

Criminal emulating Ebay

Posted in database, ebay spoof, scammer by Chief on October 8, 2010

Below is an invoice I received from john34franklin@gmail.com and his fake ebay company, ebay@auctionebvpp.com.  Click for better viewing, though I have obfuscated many of the details.

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  1. Myles Gaines said, on October 22, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    I had the same thing happen to me today. The supposed seller “james.king676@gmail.com” had a ad on craigslist for 2004 Acura TL for $2,850. He used the same fake ebay webiste, “ebay@auctionebvpp.com”. And sent me the same fake ebay invoice as shown in your post. I unfortunately have already sent him the money before I realized it was a scam I was wondering if you did the same and if so what steps you took afterwords to try and catch him.

  2. Chief said, on October 23, 2010 at 7:47 am

    Myles, unfortunately, the probability of getting your money back or even apprehending the criminal is very low. I am sorry this criminal took your money. As you see, they know how to play on the honesty in our culture. James is probably in Eastern Europe, and the coordination of law enforcement necessary to catch him is well, very daunting. There are occasional successes (see this) link, but the best information I can give is to report the criminal via the links here. “James” has likely scammed dozens of individuals, and each report to http://ic3.gov builds a database on him. If you will forward the entire email with headers, I can work on disabling his communication media, but I am not law enforcement.

    — Chief


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