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Subject: Re: [Leica] Ebay-fraud?
From: "Jim McIntyre" <>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 10:15:22 -0400
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This first message has a ring of legitimacy to it, but I probably wouldn't
pursue it. I haven't done much ebay stuff, but I don't see anything too
unusual for someone going directly to am unsuccessful bidder to make a deal.
However, unless I knew for certain the guy was on the up and up, I would

The second message sounds like a scam though. Selling a lens to donate to
charity? Like you said, yeah right!


From: "Karen Nakamura" <>
Subject: [Leica] Ebay-fraud?

> There seems to be a new ebay fraud going around. Soon after an
> unsuccessful bid for a 35mm f/2 Summicron ASPH, I received these two
> e-mails in quick succession. Both are rather silly. The first claims
> that there will be ebay Fraud protection for a private transaction,
> the second claims profits are going to a charity home for homeless
> kids, yeah right.
> Karen

> To member:   nasukaren
>  From member: spock065

> Hello,
> I saw that you have bidded on  Leica M-35mm Summicron f/2.0 Chrome
> I want to inform you that I have one too Leica M-35mm Summicron f/2.0
> and I was wondering if you want to buy it outside
> ebay. I am willing to sell this for 740 USD (shipping and handling fee
> I am a registered and serious seller on eBay. If you want I could ask
> eBay to contact you and certify I am indeed serious and trustworthy.
> This transaction will also be covered under eBay's Fraud Protection
> I don't want to list the unit again because of the scammers on eBay. It is
pretty expensive just to list
> them on eBay.
> Please let me know as soon as possibleif you want this or not.
>              Respectfully
>                                      Eugene Abano

> Dear eBay user,
>   Please excuse me if I disturb you in any way but I've noticed you
> are intersted inLeica M-35mm Summicron f/2.0 Chrome ASPH  Item
> number: 2955960440    .I would like to let you know that I have the
> same product for a lower price 800$.If you find yourself intersted in
> this product please feel free to email me at
> can check my feedback:mortisiamortimer
> and see how many people were satisfied with my services!Please know
> that the money I will be collecting from you are being collected in a
> charity operation that helps the homeless children!
> Once again forgive me if I disturbed you and thank you for your time!

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