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Warning! Scam Email doing the rounds
Posted by Cuan Akal on 27 February 2012 11:48 AM

Please be cautious if you receive an email like this - it is a scam, they are simply putting your username onto a gmail/yahoo/hotmail email address (auctions and items may differ) - the scammers are attempting to hijack legitimate transactions:


From: Michael<>
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2012 20:11:47 -0600

Subject: Bidorbuy Auction Offer (Item number: 58915576 )


I'm the seller of the item that you've recently bided through the Bidorbuy.
Auction Number: 58915576
Please let me know if you are still interested in buying the item and send me your best price. After you will send me your confirmation i'll provide you details about the payment and the shipping of the item.
Must inform you that the winner dropped his bid, so if you are really interested please contact me as soon as possible and we will do the deal.
Thanks and hope to hear from you soon!

IMPORTANT: When you reply me please include this message!

Thank You for using!


Then the winning bidder gets an email from "bidorbuy" (pretending to be bidorbuy) as below:

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Bidorbuy <> NOT A bidorbuy EMAIL ADDRESS
Date: Sun, Feb 26, 2012 at 10:38 PM
Subject: Congratulations, the item # 58645262 is yours. Please pay now!

Africa's Largest Online Marketplace

This message has been sent from International to (xxxxxxxxx).
Your registered ID is included to show this message originated from

Here's the invoice for your item, xxxxxxxxx !

Arrange payment

Thank you for your purchase. The total for your item below is ZAR 1,500.00
Next step - see bellow.

Sale price: ZAR 1,500.00
Estimated delivery: Varies (Seller ships within 2 days)
Shipping & Handling: ZAR Postal Service First Class Mail 0
Seller: [Email :]
Buyer UserID: vancecrow
NOTE: Sending the payment by any other method will void this transaction
and your right to refund !

The address of winner:

Full name : Vxxxx vvvv
Address : xxx Jxxxxx Rxxxxx Drive
City : Wxxxxxx xxxxx
State/Province : Gauteng
Postal Code : 0181
Country : South Africa

Payment Instructions :
Our records indicate that you are the winner and as Bidorbuy Policy you are
obligated to arrange the payment immediately after the listing is closed.
The seller is unable to receive any payments at this time through PayPal
because seller's account is temporary locked. If you already made the
payment through PayPal your account will be credited back shortly when the
seller's account is re-established. A bid or Buy It Now purchase on
Bidorbuy is considered a contract and you are obligated to purchase the
item # 58645262 .
Our program to reimburse Users for losses for up to ZAR 50,000.00 for
eligible items purchased on Bidorbuy.
Payment approved only for this transaction: Western Union guaranteed by
Payment Details:
Locate the nearest Western Union or click "pay for it" ,
Go to one of them and send the money in cash to : Daniel Biscu - our
Bidorbuy agent assigned for this Bidorbuy transaction # 58645262 .
You will take Western Union charges from the amount insured and will send
the balance.
Current status: Payment pending. Purchase protection granted.
Don't provide any information about this transaction to Western Union
representant, is unsafe !
Just send the money to our Bidorbuy agent.
NOTE: Daniel Biscu is not the seller is the Bidorbuy available agent
assigned for this transaction.
We will hold the payment until you will send us your confirmation that you
have received inspected and you agree to keep the item. When we have your
confirmation we transfer the funds to the seller. If the item it is not
what was described you will ship it back to the seller and we refund your
money 100%.
Bidorbuy agent assigned for this transaction:
Payment Address:
First Name : Daniel
Last Name : Biscu
Address : Almas No. 2
City / State / Zip : Bucuresti / 012828
Country : Romania
Address status : Confirmed
Confirm your payment details to Bidorbuy Representative :
"The following information must be readable"
1.MTCN Number - 10 digit numbers from the payment receipt;
2.Sender's Full Name and Address on file with Western Union;
3.Receiver's Full Name;
4.Amount sent.
To ask for a refund, simply reply to this notification and enter in the
subject line:
Refund request for Bidorbuy Transaction # 58645262 .
Thank you,

Marketplace Safety Tip

Pay with Western Union. It's the easy and fast way to pay for this item,
and it lets you shop without sharing your financial details with sellers.
Western Union is assigned by PayPal & also offers up to ZAR 50,000.00 of
free purchase protection on qualified Bidorbuy purchases.


bidorbuy does NOT offer this protection in conjunction with paypal or Western Union and have no affiliation to these companies

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