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Re: Fake listings - don't fall for it!
« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2017, 08:18:49 PM »
That's awful!
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Re: Fake listings - don't fall for it!
« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2017, 12:02:05 AM »
Yikes!!  :shocked:  :shocked: Thank you for letting us know, I think I saw a few of these listings!
And I'm sorry that someone stole your photos, that's awful :(
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Re: Fake listings - don't fall for it!
« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2017, 12:07:09 PM »
I've just seen they've done it again with two of Babydoll's ponies. I went to report them but the listings have ended. Which says to me that somebody may have bought them.... I hope not   >_<
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Re: Fake listings - don't fall for it!
« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2017, 07:52:40 PM »
Has anybody been in touch with babydoll to let her know her pictures have been stolen and used?

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Re: Fake listings - don\'t fall for it!
« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2017, 09:19:41 PM »
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Has anybody been in touch with babydoll to let her know her pictures have been stolen and used?

Love pkw xxx

I told her about the first couple at the beginning if the week. She reported them over the phone and they were taken down.

I spotted another two this morning but they'd ended by the time I got to them.

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And I've just seen they've nabbed another of mine (NSS Truly). And a few more of Babydolls.... this is getting ridiculous  :mad:

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Re: Fake listings - don't fall for it!
« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2017, 10:11:52 PM »
oh for goodness sake, when are they going to do something about it.  I think someone is going to get burned and burned badly over this.  >_< >_< >_<

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Re: Fake listings - don't fall for it!
« Reply #21 on: May 20, 2017, 10:50:04 PM »
Yea I am suspicious they are trying to get cc information along with an address.  Identity thieves.
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Re: Fake listings - don't fall for it!
« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2017, 11:13:11 PM »
Everyone needs to report these listings, and spam those sellers with requests for more photos, and ask LOTS of questions, "because the community is aware of some fake listings for this pony, so we're verifying every purchase with extra photos and info". That'll make them aware we know what's going on, and hopefully they'll move on, with an annoying inbox full of questions from buyers who don't actually want anything, take that, scammers!

For starters, I'm sending out a genuine-sounding message about condition, with a request for more photos, and then an oops, I forgot a detail, is there this issue (for example is her hair cut, it isn't mentioned in the listing, is her tail washer aligned neatly, etc, things a collector would ask) and then I'll wait for a reply and then whether or not I get one I'll just say that I'm verifying details because the pony community is aware that there is a scammer re-posting listings apparently, and without extra info/photos, I won't be purchasing. After I've wasted a good solid chunk of their time messaging me.
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Re: Fake listings - don't fall for it!
« Reply #23 on: May 20, 2017, 11:44:12 PM »
Great idea, Stormness. Let's hope they don't report us for spamming them!  :lol:
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Re: Fake listings - don't fall for it!
« Reply #24 on: May 20, 2017, 11:55:22 PM »
Hey, I'm just asking completely valid questions about details that I'm very interested in knowing about. NSS Truly in particular is very easy to fake, and I'm just protecting my interests as a collector by asking for close-ups of, well..

every. single. possible. thing.

and then after all that, the listing didn't mention if she had a hair cut! OMG, I need to ask about that, of course!

and then...

if they can't provide pictures, then of course I can't buy her! The price is great, but I don't need the hassle of having to upgrade if she's not what I'm looking for!

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EDIT: GAHHH! Some listings appear to have auto-replies!!! I've been thwarted!!
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Re: Fake listings - don't fall for it!
« Reply #25 on: May 21, 2017, 11:06:15 AM »
I just received this reply after informing them I believe Nightlight is fake -


New message from: jsv9659326_6(0)

'Hi, friends,
I have for your shipping products,
I believe the product will bring pleasure.
And I promise you will receive it in 25-35 days,
You know the product is very cheap to sell you.
So we can not provide tracking numbers.
But do not worry about any problems.
We can contact the post office at any time to contact the current arrival position and tell you.
Make sure you will be happy to use.
Thank you'
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Re: Fake listings - don't fall for it!
« Reply #26 on: May 21, 2017, 11:20:23 AM »
Exact same message I received several times over a few listings from various seller accounts. Either copy and paste, or an auto-reply bot.
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Re: Fake listings - don't fall for it!
« Reply #27 on: May 21, 2017, 06:37:29 PM »
Wow, that's awful! Thanks for the heads up! :O

@Stormness "Is her tail washer neatly aligned?" :blink: How would someone even check for that? :lol:
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Re: Fake listings - don't fall for it!
« Reply #28 on: May 21, 2017, 06:41:55 PM »
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Everyone needs to report these listings, and spam those sellers with requests for more photos, and ask LOTS of questions, "because the community is aware of some fake listings for this pony, so we're verifying every purchase with extra photos and info". That'll make them aware we know what's going on, and hopefully they'll move on, with an annoying inbox full of questions from buyers who don't actually want anything, take that, scammers!

For starters, I'm sending out a genuine-sounding message about condition, with a request for more photos, and then an oops, I forgot a detail, is there this issue (for example is her hair cut, it isn't mentioned in the listing, is her tail washer aligned neatly, etc, things a collector would ask) and then I'll wait for a reply and then whether or not I get one I'll just say that I'm verifying details because the pony community is aware that there is a scammer re-posting listings apparently, and without extra info/photos, I won't be purchasing. After I've wasted a good solid chunk of their time messaging me.

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Re: Fake listings - don't fall for it!
« Reply #29 on: May 21, 2017, 07:07:47 PM »
Well ive reported as many as i can but more just seem to keep reappearing! Is it maybe time to bring in authorities outside of ebay? I mean with the auto replies, stolen photographs and asking for certain CC details do you think we would have enough?
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