Ebay Feedback-- Be careful!

David Stinson arc5 at IX.NETCOM.COM
Wed Sep 2 20:23:05 EDT 1998

One thing you have to watch-out for on Ebay-
there are a few scam artist that target someone
with good feedback, put up an alias name that *nearly*
matches theirs, rips-off people and then disappears.

Here's an example:

alias name of the good guy: "triple 8"
alias name of the bad guy: "triple_8"

So "hammer" just might actually be "_hammer".
It's possible.

The bad guy burns a few people.  Since the names are
underlined in Ebay HTML, you don't see the "_" and
the bad feedback gets hung on the good guy!
I got caught like this once.

To avoid the trick, always check the real
email address of the person BEFORE posting feedback!

Kind Regards,
Dave Stinson
arc5 at ix.netcom.com

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