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Discussion in 'classifieds' started by Tony L, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. ian r

    ian r 401's Nakman

    Im a fairly new user of FB and via a link ordered a book from the publisher/ distributor Wordery which maybe well known to others but not me. All went well I used pp.

    the acknowledgement email came in and within a minute of so a email came in ostensibly from pp which i suspected instantly so I opened it with extra precautions, saying my account had issues and i needed to 'check the recent activity/ transaction below'

    the Below was in a smaller font..

    it was as i knew by then quite bogus.... the senders email was using OS x modalities to make it hard to expand the real senders full address so it had to be copied into safe place to expand.

    The nearest it got to being from pp after one expanded it was the partial presence of the word application in the expandd address.

    My annoyance is that it came in looking like th email directly below it from pp which was legit.

    the bot that i assume is involved and its writers can go swivvle


    Hollow laughter in the wings and yes its the first thing i ever bought via fb...
     
  2. Jamie

    Jamie pfm Member

    I can only assume it is an account hack, and the payments cashed to an anonymous bank account and nothing sent. Looking at the feedback, it is over a year old, so the account looks fairly 'dormant'. Normally with this sort of thing, you see hundreds of items listed at silly prices, but this has only one item, and the sold feedback is for what looks like silverware or similar.
     
  3. gints

    gints pfm Member

    You must be right. But all this ebay/paypal protection for buyer... I tried to buy one, payment was put on hold, so I canceled it. Maybe paypal already aware of it.
     
  4. Jamie

    Jamie pfm Member

    Listing now removed. Appears to confirm dodgy-ness !
     

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