I went out clubbing last night and partied way to hard. When I woke up this morning my head was killing me, it still is actually. I'm feeling sick and very dizzy at the moment too I just got an email from ebay offering me a second chance offer on a plasma screen TV that I bid on last week.
!!! ATTENTION !!! DO NOT CLICK THE 'RESPOND NOW BUTTON', CONTACT THE SELLER DIRECTLY AT: email@example.com IF YOU WANT TO PURCHASE THE ITEM.!!!
Congratulations! You have received a Second Chance Offer on the item entitled: ---
(blah blah blah) for your last bid price of GBP 200.00 Our seller: - firstname.lastname@example.org - made you this offer because the winner of the auction is unable to complete this transaction at this time. This transaction will be made through eBay and will be supervised and protected by the eBay Safe Harbor Team with the new Buyer Protection Program offered by eBay. Transactions with this eBay seller are covered by purchase protection against fraud and description error.
!!!ATTENTION: IF YOU ACCEPT THIS SECOND CHANCE OFFER PLEASE CONTACT THE SELLER DIRECTLY AT: email@example.com , DO NOT CLICK THE 'RESPOND NOW BUTTON' !!!
Like a fool, I emailed the guy back. Then it clicked that he was a scammer
He sent me this email back,
I issued this Second Chance Offer because the winning bidder was unable to complete
the transaction.If you want to buy it just let me know, because the transaction is
handled by eBay.All you have to do is to send me your full name and address, ebay user
name,item number so we can start a secure transaction through eBay.They will contact you
about the payment and shipping details.(you will buy this item now at your bid price including the shipping).
I contacted the original seller and they told me that they have already sold the TV and it went for 1007 GBP. I checked out the scammers feedback and it's all 100% positive so the scammer must have been using someone elses account to contact me or something. The scamer is from the US and the TV is being sold here in the UK.