Sunday, June 29, 2008

Beware of Australian eBay fraud

I’ve noticed that people from Australia take great delight in playing subtle word games, and this eBay auction is a great example of using word games to decieve the public:

Note that the title is "accurate", but it's not imprecise:

"Apple iPhone 8Gb Original Box and Manual"

Of course, we can see that folks did not read the fine print, and they have five bidders, the highest at over $120.

If you scroll down to the bottom of the page, we see this:

"This auction does not include a phone, only the original box and manual."

Here is almost the exact same case, from Judge Judy, where a lady crook sells a photograph of the goods! The lday claims that the buyer should have to pay hundreds of dollars because they could not read!!

Watch this, it's hilarious!

Of course, when the scam plays out, the Australian bad guys will say that it is legit . . .

People who play word games like this are very shameful . . .