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450 amazon voucher: scam?
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aqueoushumour01
Old 22-08-2006, 9:24 PM
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Default 450 amazon voucher: scam?

I've just seen a listing for 450 in amazon gift vouchers sent by email. Perhaps it's just me being over-cautious but I've heard of a lot of people buying high valued vouchers and them not working.

Here's the link: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/450-AMAZON-CO-...QQcmdZViewItem


This one is being sold by an ebayer with 0 feedback. This always worries me when the item being sold is of potentially high value. They write under sellers instructions, "This is an email voucher. Paypal not accepted as payment method. You can pay on collection or if you have high feedback then i may accept payment after i email you the voucher"

They supposedly want the buyer to take payment to them and meet face to face. This perhaps makes it less likely to be a scam but is it likely that someone will have 450 worth of genuine amazon gift vouchers?

Currently the item has only been bid up to 30 - perhaps buyers are wary of this one. As it stands the winning bidder could get the bargain of the century if the item is genuine but if there's a rally at the last minute (it closes thursday at 2pm) the winner could find themselves out of pocket if it turns out to be a scam.

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Old 22-08-2006, 9:26 PM
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I've just seen a listing for 450 in amazon gift vouchers sent by email. Perhaps it's just me being over-cautious but I've heard of a lot of people buying high valued vouchers and them not working.

Here's the link: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/450-AMAZON-CO-...QQcmdZViewItem


This one is being sold by an ebayer with 0 feedback. This always worries me when the item being sold is of potentially high value. They write under sellers instructions, "This is an email voucher. Paypal not accepted as payment method. You can pay on collection or if you have high feedback then i may accept payment after i email you the voucher"

They supposedly want the buyer to take payment to them and meet face to face. This perhaps makes it less likely to be a scam but is it likely that someone will have 450 worth of genuine amazon gift vouchers?

Currently the item has only been bid up to 30 - perhaps buyers are wary of this one. As it stands the winning bidder could get the bargain of the century if the item is genuine but if there's a rally at the last minute (it closes thursday at 2pm) the winner could find themselves out of pocket if it turns out to be a scam.
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Old 22-08-2006, 9:45 PM
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it's the !!!!! lol
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Too dodgy for me too =o)
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0 feedback seller, newly registered, high value item.

SCAM SCAM SCAM!!!
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Old 23-08-2006, 12:46 AM
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Jeeeeeeeeez..how many times do people need to be told...OF COURSE IT'S A SCAM....................who in their right mind would even consider buying a high value voucher from a ZERO feedback eBayer........AND they want the winner to meet them face to face?????????? What...so they can smack him / her in the mouth and leg it with the cash????

Please don't tell me you're really that dim that you'd even consider bidding on this....I can see it now ...just after the auction ends and the winner tries to spend the vouchers....................


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Old 23-08-2006, 12:56 AM
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The highest bidder anwarb2005 is also buying these cards too, scam all the way

Theres a voucher scam post here

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Old 23-08-2006, 8:39 AM
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I have a sort of OT question, when did Newcastle upon Tyne move to North Yorkshire, I live near Newcastle and last I looked it was still in the same place.

Oh yeah and I agree with all above it's a scam, if it's too good to be true it usual is (or your dreaming)
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Old 23-08-2006, 9:11 AM
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There was no way I was ever going to bid on it. Just thought I'd put it here as it looked very suspicious. On a related topic, why do people pay e.g. £4.93 for a gift voucher worth £5? I almost always see vouchers being bid virtually all the way up to their actual value (One time I saw one person bid £10.03 for a voucher worth £10!) Given that you have to spend time bidding, paying and then worrying whether the voucher will turn up in the post, is it worth it?
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