12. December 2005 · Comments Off on Scamming The Scammer · Categories: General, Technology, The Funny

I don’t know if I’d go to the trouble. But I have to give Jeff Harris his props for getting one over on an eBay scammer:

PowerBook Scam

It’s an extended article. But well worth the read. What really chaps my hide, though, is this form letter he gets from eBay, after reporting the phony escrow company scam:


Thank you for writing to eBay’s Customer Support with your concerns. My name is John and I appreciate the chance to answer your question. I’m happy to assist you further.

An Escrow service allows the buyer to send their money to the Escrow Company, and the Seller then ships the item to the Buyer. Once the Buyer approves the item the Escrow service then pays the Seller. eBay recommends escrow for transactions over $500.00.

The Escrow service affiliated with eBay is called Escrow.com. eBay encourages members to take advantage of the assurance that escrow services can provide. For more information on escrow, please see the following eBay page:


I wish you the best with your future transactions.


John W. S.
eBay Customer Support

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