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Heads Up-Amazon 3rd Party SCAMMERS

MBKMBK Member Posts: 2,919 ✭✭✭
edited March 2017 in General Discussion
Amazon lets 3rd parties sell on their site.

Lately a bunch of China sellers have taken over accounts of former legitimate sellers and then list way - low - too good to be true products. You the get a shipping track with an overseas typically CW number to end up at USPS. You do not see any overseas - shipper indication at the moment of purchase.

I got scammed trying to buy a Canon EOS 35mm Elan.

Ebay does not seem to have this issue.


  • Aztngundoc22Aztngundoc22 Member Posts: 2,314 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    OK :

    Guess again : Had two (2) purchases from fleabay : ended up receiving refunds from fleabay : accounts now closed : again !

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  • nmyersnmyers Member Posts: 16,825 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Well, ebay responds to fraud complaints, amazon doesn't. I was done with their "3rd party sellers" 2 years ago; too many items I got were Chicom knock-offs.

    Good job, Bezos.

  • MercuryMercury Member Posts: 7,751 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    It is easy to pick out the scammers on Amazon. They'll have "JUST LAUNCHED" next to their name. They have figured out how to trick the system so they have a USA location in their address now, so ignore where they are from.

    If it is too low of a price, and they are a new seller, avoid them. They send fake tracking numbers also.

    This is a HUGE problem at Amazon right now. They are flooding the marketplace, and totally screwing the legitimate sellers, but Amazon just doesn't seem to care, for some reason.

  • acdoddacdodd Member Posts: 1,314 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I ordered 2 shirts from Amazon.
    Got a shipping notification and my CC was billed.
    Shirts never showed up.
    Contacted Amazon and was told the seller was no longer affiliated with Amazon.
    Amazon then refunded my money.
    I knew the price on those shirts was too good to be true.
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