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Buyer asking for personal email address...is this a scam?

(9 Posts)
BonjourIvresse Wed 21-Oct-09 20:41:11

I sold a listed as broken digital camera to a oversea buyer last week. I sent it off all ok. He's just sent me a message through ebay asking for my personal email address. Is this a scam? He's got 100% feedback

mumofdj Wed 21-Oct-09 20:42:41

yes yes dont give it

I did and got scammed

ThisBoyDerekDrew Wed 21-Oct-09 20:42:54

No need for him to have your personal email address. He can contact you through ebay.

mumofdj Wed 21-Oct-09 20:43:38

It was a highjacked account and caused me no end trouble!

ps, you have been kind to me before under a name change grin

BonjourIvresse Wed 21-Oct-09 20:45:11

how do I answer him then without pissing him off so he negs me?

themerrywidow Wed 21-Oct-09 20:51:44

Ignore him. Thats why ebay has aliases. You will receive any and all email through the site.

wukter Wed 21-Oct-09 20:55:24

A scam? How does that work?
(d'ohface emoticon)

mumofdj Wed 21-Oct-09 21:03:55

I would just report to ebay asap

dunno how it works in truth but I was nearly fleased this way so get reporting to ebay so they can handle it xx

ILoveStripeySocks Thu 22-Oct-09 10:21:58

can you not set up a new hotmail/googlemail account and give him that? takes about 30 seconds to do!

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