I just got a message from a close friend of mine. He was looking for a cheap amazon gift card to buy for his son’s birthday, $20 or so. He came across ebay and found a $13.99 amazon gift card that have $20 value. Immediately he didn’t even think about it could be a scammer, he purchased it. After the fact that he purchased the $20 amazon gift card for $13 he then realized it could be a scam. The more he research and look at it, he realized it 90% scam.
First of all, why would anyone sell $13 for a $20 item? while other amazon gift card on ebay goes for a lot higher value, example $20 for $25 cost. He then contacted the seller to cancel, seller did not respond. He create a cancel case, again the seller did not respond. The next day, the item marked as shipped. He then contacted the seller again and ask if messages cancellation was received, again no respond. So it’s pretty obvious this ebay seller mosus.dyctqym saw the message but not answering it, because seller is a scammer.
What can people do if come across this kind of scam activities? Ebay seller user mosus.dyctqym could be a real a person trying to sell stuff on ebay to make a few bucks or just doing some cleaning up garage sell online, but unfortunately the account might have been hacked. Or maybe intended to have some kind of hacking activity, or simply to add balance to the paypal account for sell screen shot to another hacker. The balance however probably not available for the user to use immediately. So chances are, anyone come across this activity, you can report to ebay or paypal, just call or contact them through messages. Tell paypal or ebay that you think the seller is a scammer because he/she did not respond and provide no tracking#. The more people report the better, this way will get paypal ebay to look into the issue faster. You will get your money back, but it will take time, because you may need to file not received item by the delivered by date.