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Offline ponytalesTopic starter

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Fake listings - don't fall for it!
« on: May 16, 2017, 09:57:30 PM »
In case folks aren't aware, an eBay seller from China has stolen my pony images of Spanish Sweet Tooth and is passing her off as their own..... for £20!   :shocked:

They have also stolen a couple of Babydolls images for Alternate October & Nightlight. These are all under different user names but all from China, all Buy It Now's and all for crazy low prices, so I suspect this is the same person.

I have of course reported them so we'll wait to see if they're taken down.
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Re: Fake listings - don't fall for it!
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2017, 10:03:05 PM »
Eesh. Thanks for the warning.
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Re: Fake listings - don't fall for it!
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2017, 10:04:14 PM »
Thank you for the warning!  Sorry you and Babydoll are going through this.  Do you have the sellers name(s)?
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Re: Fake listings - don't fall for it!
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2017, 10:14:54 PM »
The 3 listings I've found so far are from users:

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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2017, 10:20:26 PM »
Thank you!  I hope they stop stealing images and nobody gets burned by them... :pout:
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« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2017, 11:20:31 PM »
Thanks for the heads up on them.

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« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2017, 11:56:17 PM »
Thanks for the heads up! Way to look out for your pony peeps :)
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Re: Fake listings - don't fall for it!
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2017, 06:51:19 AM »
Omg i actually tried to buy this item thinking it was a cheap deal but they dont accept paypal and wanted me to send card details!! Luckily at that point i realised what was happening. I didn't even check to see where they were from. ( terrible newbie mistake from an old time collector!)

Are they just trying to get cash for nothing or looking to steal card details do you think??
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« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2017, 09:16:19 AM »
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Omg i actually tried to buy this item thinking it was a cheap deal but they dont accept paypal and wanted me to send card details!! Luckily at that point i realised what was happening. I didn't even check to see where they were from. ( terrible newbie mistake from an old time collector!)

Are they just trying to get cash for nothing or looking to steal card details do you think??

Same happened to me! Glad our instincts are so keen! Thanks for the warning, I hope this gets sorted out!
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« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2017, 01:10:49 PM »
Eep, how terrible! :( Thanks for the heads up!! <3
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« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2017, 03:52:07 PM »
Another one just went up this morning  :(.  I reported the item and messaged the seller. 
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« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2017, 04:21:02 PM »
Holy cow this is the sort of thing that can really ruin eBay if eBay doesn't figure out how to control it.
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Re: Fake listings - don't fall for it!
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2017, 05:02:19 PM »
I know this isn't pony related, but we've (my parents and me) reported fake users post camper vans on eBay and we reported them. But they just keep popping up on the site.

I make sure that I keep an eye out for that seller that stole from you and babydoll.
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Re: Fake listings - don't fall for it!
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2017, 07:54:34 PM »
Well after speaking with them last night, all I was told is that the Fraud Department would 'take the appropriate action'. But due to their privacy policies, I'm not allowed to be informed about the investigation or any action they may take (which, as of right now, they still haven't taken).

It seems as though Babydoll's stolen listings have been taken down after she told me she spoke to them over the phone. If nothing happens in the next few days, that may be the action I have to take just to get through to somebody.

As long as we in the community all know what's real and what's not - and as long as nobody is scammed out of any money - that's what really matters. I hate they are using my images but I can personally get over that. It's more that I don't want anybody to be fleeced.

I really appreciate the folks who informed me in the first place, otherwise I wouldn't have known!
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Re: Fake listings - don't fall for it!
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2017, 08:06:16 PM »
I messaged the seller of the one that I saw this morning.  It's so nice to be a part of an amazing community were we all look out for each other  :hug:
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