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Is there such thing as eBay safe harbour team
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎10-12-2012

Made a purchase and was sent email from eBay uk safe harbour team ar they legitimate or am I $16000 poorer

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silverstrad
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Posts: 13,417
Registered: ‎03-11-2003
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in reply to skippy.07

Contact the fraud department in your bank about this.

Generally scammers who use bank transfer clear out the account as soon as they pick up the money, but there may be some way to trace them.

Also contact law enforcement.

 

And  the chances of getting your money back in 6 months are nil.

The sooner you take steps yourself, the better your very slim chances of recorering money will be,

 

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silverstrad
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Posts: 13,417
Registered: ‎03-11-2003
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in reply to skippy.07

All you have said there is consistent with a common scam.

 

But please tell us how you made the payment ?

Western Union ?

Bank transfer ?
PayPal ?

 

 

craneclimber1
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Posts: 8,591
Registered: ‎06-06-2011
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in reply to skippy.07

the US site - where you are now - does have safe harbor.

does the australian site have one?

don't know, but you can find out by logging in to your home site.

 

silverstrad
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Posts: 13,417
Registered: ‎03-11-2003
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I'm so sorry that you have been scammed.

when did you pay ?

How did you pay ?

If by Western Union cash transfer, there is no way to get your money back unless you can stop the payment before it is picked up.

craneclimber1
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Posts: 8,591
Registered: ‎06-06-2011
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okay...you are in australia, and it seems that your purchase is from a seller in the uk.

 

moneygrams/wire transfers may or may not be acceptable in your country.

you need to log in to the au site and ask there.

 

http://community.ebay.com.au/support-category/Answer-Centre/100000000

 

mrsmtn
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Posts: 13,056
Registered: ‎08-14-2008
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in reply to skippy.07

EBay does have a Safe Harbor, but it concerns only purchases made on the eBay site. If you got an email telling you to send money via Western Union or MoneyGram you are $16,000 poorer. You were corresponding with a professional thief.  Can you tell us a bit more detail?

skippy.07
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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎10-12-2012
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in reply to skippy.07

Bank transfer

skippy.07
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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎10-12-2012
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Was sent we mail from seller saying that ebay Uk would be in contact for payment to be made. Made payment into what I thought was eBay account then was told my seller that payment received and would be contacted with shipment details. Then told extra item was sent and had to pay another $8500. Which I didn't do. Told if payment not made order be cancelled and money be returned within six months. Can only hope this is true.

 

my*quiet*place
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Posts: 7,602
Registered: ‎06-17-2005
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Oh dear.

 

I'm so sorry to tell you - there is no safe harbor team, you are $16,000 (YIKES) poorer.

ritacummins
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Posts: 9,896
Registered: ‎05-23-2007
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Was the item you purchased listed on Ebay or another site?

 

If it was listed on Ebay, you may have some Ebay protection.  If it was not listed on Ebay, I am afraid you have lost your money.