Warning to sellers...
- This is a warning to sellers, especially those offering higher
priced items for sale on eBay or other private boards. I've just
found out that my ID and credit card number have been stolen
and used for at least 3 transactions on eBay and elsewhere.
Fortunately the seller, who is from the UK, had faxed me for a
go-ahead to charge my card and confirm the shipping address,
which was in Sumatra, Indonesia. I don't know how she got my
name or fax number yet, but after hours of searching the internet
I was able to pinpoint her location (all I had was a fax number)
and get her phone number. I called her to warn her not to ship
the item. That was the first I knew I had a problem, so I was able
to stop the process within 24 hours and notify all the people who
needed to know.
So... be sure to check the ID of yur buyers carefully through more
than one means of communication. It saved both me and her