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Sellers Feedback is "private" :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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The negatives have started.

The penny dropped pretty quickly for some of the bunnies.

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traralgon3844 wrote:The negatives have started.

The penny dropped pretty quickly for some of the bunnies.

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This scammer seems to have played the long game with this scam.

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Ebay again do not ever get it, and bother to match the same IP addresses as when he did it last time.
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Like watching "The Parade Of The Suckers"

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traralgon3844 wrote:The negatives have started.

The penny dropped pretty quickly for some of the bunnies.

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This scammer seems to have played the long game with this scam.

How do you mean a long game - look when he joined.

Build misleading feedback for a few weeks and then run the scam.
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You can get a feedback score of 200 or so in an hour or two, buying small things for the office or kitchen from China, Post It notes, paper clips, single pens and markers, erasers, low price stamps etc. As a buyer you can ONLY have 100% Feedback.

Stock up the office supplies for $100 or so, and you are ready to Bunny Hunt with selling £1 Kangaroo or $2.60 Zeppelin photos etc lifted from an auction catalogue, starting at 99c.

Clueless Bunnies go into Bargain Buying frenzy as always, see the 200 feedbacks and assume it is all legit. And lose their shirts as always.

Greed will always win over caution.

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Allanswood wrote:
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traralgon3844 wrote:The negatives have started.

The penny dropped pretty quickly for some of the bunnies.

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This scammer seems to have played the long game with this scam.

How do you mean a long game - look when he joined.

Build misleading feedback for a few weeks and then run the scam.

Yeah he joined in August, built up his feedback, then started selling low value stuff in September.
I'm calling that a long game.
I think eBay limit the value and the amount of items someone can list items for initially.
We are looking a quite a well organised criminal here.
I'd being willing to bet he's running scams in other genres on eBay too.
Often they get genuine people to use their actual bank accounts and transfer the money to them and promise them 20% that's how they get around the rules. The find the bunnies like that through make $200 a day from home emails which unbelievably still suck people in!
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The 3 margins 1d black realised at a very reasonable price. :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

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Nothing left to sell, no returns accepted and private feedback. And they bid the roos over $1,000.

stampogre - that penny black was cut out of a catalogue and was showing quite clearly the multicolour offset printing.
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That seller aubria_us75no is being a bit sneaky with the description of this lot:

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Falkland-Island-1933-5-Yellow-Penguin-MLH-/121823911761

It is actually a King Penguin; not a 'Yellow Penguin' :D

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OK, the seller's scanner - or scissors - may have been having a rough day, but I still don't see anywhere in the description of the lot that is specifically described as a stamp

Hey, let's throw $217.55 AUD at it, though. Well you got what you paid for :roll:

Maybe the market for secondhand catalogue illustrations is on the up and up :lol:

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OK, the seller's scanner - or scissors - may have been having a rough day, but I still don't see anywhere in the description of the lot that is specifically described as a stamp


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He'd have no chance of providing himself with some sort of legal loophole there.
It's in the category Stamps: British Territories and described as MLH.

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OK, the seller's scanner - or scissors - may have been having a rough day, but I still don't see anywhere in the description of the lot that is specifically described as a stamp


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He'd have no chance of providing himself with some sort of legal loophole there.
It's in the category Stamps: British Territories and described as MLH.
That is just a category, and often items are listed in 'wrong' categories; there's no guarantee that looking in a selected category will find you just those items.

It is still (an image of) a British Territories stamp.

Also, 'MLH' can mean many other things...a quick acronym google:

'My Loving Husband,' for instance :lol:

I'm not trying to defend this 'seller' - far from it, but surely some due diligence should have been done by anyone bidding on this, and surely some responsibility lies with bidders in these sorts of cases?

You shouldn't be able to cry off to ebay/paypal with buyer's remorse when all the facts you needed to make your buying choice were there for all to see.... :idea:

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I saw a book once that was titled "how to make money by publishing books." Nice, thick lots of pages of waffle.

What did the book tell you to do? Publish a book about how to make money from publishing a book and sell it.
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I've sent him a message saying "Did you get my payment?"
I didn't buy anything from him but will see if his greed gets the better of him and he replies or if he's gone to ground.

Next time he pops up I'll bid the crap out of his items a dollar at a time so his auctions look even more dodgy.
Might need a tag team partner on this.

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I recently sold a couple of USA 2015 imperf pairs, being the "Elvis Presley" and "Battle of New Orleans" issues, to a new collector who only had 13 Feedbacks, she posted great positive feedback but then 2 weeks later wanted me to send the real stamps, not a "Photo" of the stamps as she thought I did.

I replied that for less than a few bucks, I don't take photos of stamps, but she asked me to re send, I said to her that should start to peel the backing of the stamps to prove they were stamps, she did this and wanted to know how I managed to put an adhesive backing sheet on a Photo, still not convinced, I said I would re-send as long as she would guarantee that she would not complain about them because they would be exactly the same "Stamps" as the one I sent the first time! She never got back to me....

The point to this......... Fools are everywhere, we just don't know it! they can be sellers and buyers, but we get what we pay for!
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aubria_75no feedback update:

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Couple more negatives.... :twisted:

Thanks to ebay's stupid policy of not allowing these comments to be made public, we can't find out what caused the recent buyers to get so upset.... :lol:

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birdmanOz wrote:
Couple more negatives.... :twisted:

Thanks to ebay's stupid policy of not allowing these comments to be made public, we can't find out what caused the recent buyers to get so upset.... :lol:
Welcome to ebay 2015 --- "Our Mission Statement here at scammer friendly ebay, is to protect and protect and facilitate the crooks at all times. You stoopid Bunny Buyers can all go jump. There are millions MORE where you came from."

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birdmanOz wrote:Couple more negatives.... :twisted:

Thanks to ebay's stupid policy of not allowing these comments to be made public, we can't find out what caused the recent buyers to get so upset.... :lol:

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On the Feedback Profile for aubria_us75no, there is a link called "Learn more about private Feedback." Under that link it says "Important: If you have a private Feedback Profile, you will not be able to sell items on eBay."

Am I missing something? He is selling on eBay, yet his feedback is private.

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AdmiralCollector wrote: Am I missing something? He is selling on eBay, yet his feedback is private.
As soon as he ran the scam and realised the game was up, due to this thread he set his feedback to private. Thereby hiding the comments from buyers who realise early that they have been conned. This will give him time to empty his paypal and bank accounts, both of which will have been set up in fraudulent names.

What should happen with regards to feedback is: If you have sold anything you should be unable to set your feedback to private for at least 30 days, and if you get negs during that time it stays open.

EDIT

Now 5 Negs. The penny is starting to drop with aubria_us75no customers or should I say victims.

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traralgon3844 wrote:
AdmiralCollector wrote:
What should happen with regards to feedback is: If you have sold anything you should be unable to set your feedback to private for at least 30 days, and if you get negs during that time it stays open.

EDIT
This plus several other measures.

Like doing some decent due diligence on their sellers!

It should set bells ringing at eBayLand with their billions of dollars worth of computers when someone buys a bunch of paper clips and pencils clearly building up their feedback then starts selling high value items in a known scam prone category.

Problem with things like this is in a lot of cases the buyers would be put of buying (insert whatever scam category) forever.

It's equally bad for honest eBay sellers too.

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I thought I had better record most of the sales run on this scam. Just over £9,000.

Plenty of different bunnies out there. (note the buyer ID's)

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Another of his alter egos: stars24680 was selling non existent Australia Post satchels etc.

He stood to make several thousand dollars from that little scam.

The neutrals and negs have started to come in, but again feedback is set to private.

Before he changed it the neutral was along the lines of "selling stuff he didn't have, why list."

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aubria_us75no is up to six negs now:

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As far as I can tell, they are still registered with ebay, yes?

One suspects the neg total will continue to rise :lol:

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As far as I can tell, they are still registered with ebay, yes?
Of course -- ebay are too stupid to notice they are being scammed for $100,000+ despite being told about it by dozens of folks more savvy than their alleged 'tech divisions' in Bangladesh and Calcutta etc.

Took a month for them to wipe the last version of this spiv, by which time he had 50 negs in a row or something wacko.

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The pre christmas rush of negs is starting. The number of negs has doubled to 12 since the last report.

Lots of annoyed bunnies out there.

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Negs/neutrals have doubled since the last post, yet aubria_us75no is still not NARU.

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traralgon3844 wrote:Negs/neutrals have doubled since the last post, yet aubria_us75no is still not NARU.

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What I can't believe is the 2 neutral feed backs. People too scared to leave a negative even after they've been ripped off.

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borsac wrote:
People too scared to leave a negative even after they've been ripped off.
It is ebay ... they are the ever trusting Bunnies, hoping the totally impossible looking 'bargain' will "all work out". :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Another neutral to aubria_us75no, plus a couple more negs.

Seems to have spoiled Christmas for a few people....

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Train Wreck Continues.

This Time It Is artau-0qii7
https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/artau-0qii7/m.html?item=2015309381 ... 7675.l2562

artau-0qii7 has been mentioned elsewhere on this board recently for his forgeries and scams. The scam listings continue.

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=68653

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=69013

This time the ever popular early GB.

Will the bunnies ever learn.

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After his success with the GB he has moved on to US Columbians and other high value US and Canada.

https://www.ebay.com.au/sch/artau-0qii7/m.html?item=201499718 ... 7675.l2562

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Ebay may be on to him, take a look at his completed listings and there are heaps of high value lots with cancelled bids.

Including the high value era China.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/artau-0qii7/m.html?item=2015309381 ... 6732.m1684
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Here is one of the more interesting ones.
if the 4d violet was never issued in Tassie then from where did a perf T come?

Is Artau-0qii7 also the sydney forger?

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I don't imagine he copied this picture from a catalogue!

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He has already sold that once.

I mentioned that stamp and seller on another thread on 29 Feb.

Yes it is the Sydney Forger!


https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=68653

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traralgon3844 wrote:Ebay may be on to him, take a look at his completed listings and there are heaps of high value lots with cancelled bids.

Including the high value era China.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/artau-0qii7/m.html?item=2015309381 ... 6732.m1684
Even dumb ole ebay do not stay clueless FOREVER it seems. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Thre has certainly been some odd going ons with his listings.

A lot of GB sales for penny blacks etc were cancelled, yet these three Buy It Now sales appeared.

Has he been ropeing in suckers for bulk bargain buys? These 3 Buy It Now items have the same description and image of the same two stamps in the 3 lots.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Group-GB-stamps-mint-and-used-/201 ... rmvSB=true

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Group-GB-stamps-mint-and-used-B-/2 ... rmvSB=true

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Group-GB-stamps-mint-and-used-/201 ... rmvSB=true

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He also made a second chance offer on the 4d KGV perf T. Fortunately the 'lucky' underbidder didn't take up the offer.

Looking at the bidder ID's there appears to be a bit of shill bidding going on as well. The above offer migh idicate that that is correct.
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Re: Watch on as Ebay Bargain Bunnies get ripped off for $100

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traralgon3844 wrote:Ebay may be on to him, take a look at his completed listings and there are heaps of high value lots with cancelled bids.

Including the high value era China.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/artau-0qii7/m.html?item=2015309381 ... 6732.m1684
Even dumb ole ebay do not stay clueless FOREVER it seems. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
I've been reporting artau-0qii7's auctions steadily, following the other thread; https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=68653
A more concerted effort and eBay might finally do something about the user. (as if... :roll:)

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Re: Watch on as Ebay Bargain Bunnies get ripped off for $100

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This scam is awful. I just joined in January, but I'm not a neophyte philatelist. I do laugh at the 'bunnies' thread, but this belongs in a different thread about outright scams.

I would suggest to moderators that they place a post, one of those top ones that are always visible, on how to report to eBay on crap like this.

I know the sheriff has mentioned this many times, but I think it deserves a higher billing.

Bunnies (love that term) will always be bunnies, but I view that as stupidly bidding on stuff that is actually properly described.

This seller is simply scamming, as I see it.

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Re: Watch on as Ebay Bargain Bunnies get ripped off for $100

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The scam listings continue. This time the China is back.

Note the value of the sales so far. There will be an army of annoyed bunnies.

https://www.ebay.com.au/sch/artau-0qii7/m.html?item=201499718 ... 7675.l2562

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Some of the sales from the last batch of scam listings.

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Re: Watch on as Ebay Bargain Bunnies get ripped off for $100

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traralgon3844 wrote:Note the value of the sales so far. There will be an army of annoyed bunnies.
Where sellers actually exist rather than auction listings being created solely to shift funds around, as with these two identical £845 BINs?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/201533213712
http://www.ebay.com/itm/201533213897

If anyone does manage to get burned, a search for artau-0qii7 leads to these boards and knowing that eBay has presumably been ignoring the reporting of dubious activity for some time should help to sway any case with them or their card issuer (hopefully...).

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Re: Watch on as Ebay Bargain Bunnies get ripped off for $100

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Madness, As a new collector I have looked at some ebay actions, thankfully many people on this forum have advised me of being very careful on what i buy from unknown sources.

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And artau-0qii7 has just gone private feedback after taking a single negative... :roll:
=> http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback2&userid=artau-0qii7

Did anyone spot if that was before or after the latest US$3,600 of completed auctions, which didn't end early this time.

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Re: Watch on as Ebay Bargain Bunnies get ripped off for $100

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"The Parade Of The Bunnies" - look at this army of dopes who will NEVER see a single one of these stamps -

http://www.ebay.com.au/sch/artau-0qii7/m.html?LH_Complete=1&rt=nc&_trksid=p2046732.m1684

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That negative has been removed and his feedback is open again. He must still need time to empty out his paypal account.
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Re: Watch on as Ebay Bargain Bunnies get ripped off for $100

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.... and the hits just keep on coming!!

eBay just sits back and knowingly does absolutely nothing. Even removing his single negative feedback.
I feel sorry for those who will receive nothing but a blank balance.

Well done members for the "naming and shaming" of this idiot artau-0qii7.
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Re: Watch on as Ebay Bargain Bunnies get ripped off for $100

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He left a positive feedback for a buyer stating

SCAMMER WITH ZERO FEEDBACK NEVER PAID & TRYING TO SABOTAGE AUCTION!!


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Re: Watch on as Ebay Bargain Bunnies get ripped off for $100

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Seems like buyer e***8, whoever he is, will soon discover that he has lost thousands of dollars as he was the highest bidder in most of the high-value items.

The least the seller could do is send him the auction catalog from where he copied the images from.

Truely sad to say the least!
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