[CR]Re: ebay fraud, part 2


Example: Component Manufacturers
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 02:31:21 -0400
From: "Mary E. Kaminski" <corgwyn@erols.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
References: <CATFOODH3IhA1qfT7eE000017b9@catfood.nt.phred.org>
Subject: [CR]Re: ebay fraud, part 2

Here's another one to look out for:

Edwin Lommers of Celebration, FL (aka kmps64). Anybody on the list know this guy?

He purchases some brake levers from me & pays the next day via PayPal. Ok, so far, so good. I ship the levers the day after, like a good little ebay seller. He gives me good feedback a few days later, so I assume he has the brake levers. His feedback is all ok. All is well, or so I think.

Two days later, PayPal puts a freeze on the funds, stating that they think it's a bogus payment. I email this guy multiple times, with no response. I go back to double-check his feedback, & now there are 4 new negatives, for the same thing! EBay pulls his registration. So I can't even leave bad feedback. But I do block him as a bidder (not that it will make a bit of difference). And because he doesn't have a verified address, I have no protection.

No brakes, no money, no help. Luckily, it wasn't a lot of money, but still. And here's the punch line-if I had spent the money from my PayPal account before they froze it, I would have been responsible to pay them back! Jeez!

Mary Kaminski Philly, PA

PS: After dealing with everyone on this list & the iBob list, we get spoiled a little & forget that not everyone is as wonderful to deal with. FWIW, that was really nice of Baron & Cecile to help out. Nice to know that there are still some honest folks in the world.