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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<robert.jonson01@googlemail.com>

Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2012 20:11:47 -0600

To: xxxxxx@gmail.com


ReplyTo: robert.jonson01@googlemail.com

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 bidorbuy.co.za!


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!

To: xxxxx@gmail.com


Africa's Largest Online Marketplace


This message has been sent from International bidorbuy.co.za to (xxxxxxxxx).

Your registered ID is included to show this message originated from



Here's the invoice for your item, xxxxxxxxxx!




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

bidorbuy.payment@consultant.com :

"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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I hope the hijackers get caught- and quickly! :mad:

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do people actually fall for these scams ?

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