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Feedback Extortion from the US, copy of E-Mail

This has started to appear on a number of blogs and is constantly being pulled from the US Ebay Boards, brought to our attention by our friends at the Powerseller Forums

Listen very carefully. I am the winner of this item. I have 4 other eBay Users in place either bidding on or have won items from you plus myself totaling 5.

We are prepared to leave you 5 Positive Feedbacks or 5 Negative Feedbacks depending on your actions. In a nutshell, we are in the business of selling Positive Feedbacks to eBay Sellers for $20 each, totaling $100 for 5 Positive Feedbacks.

If you purchase the 5 Positive Feedbacks for $100, you not only get to sell your items, you also receive 5 Positive Feedbacks. As you well know, Feedback is EVERYTHING to an eBay seller on whether they are successful or not.

I’m sure that you want to remain successful in your eBay business. Plus, along with the 5 Positive Feedbacks, we will also Guarantee Never to contact you again and we take you off of our list. You’ll even get a receipt for your purchase.

Now, here’s the important part.

If you refuse to purchase the 5 Positive Feedbacks, we will leave you 5 Negative Feedbacks for starters. We have 100’s & 100’s of eBay Users in place that we can use to leave feedbacks. In fact, we have enough to consistently leave you Negative Feedbacks for months resulting in you having to shut down your business.

The absolute worst thing that you can do at this point is to try and contact eBay at any time about this or refuse to cooperate; we Will start leaving you Negative Feedbacks and shut your business down.

Make no mistake, we’ve been doing this for years and have the power & resources to continually leave you Negative Feedbacks resulting in the closing of your business.

Think about this, if you try to report us to eBay and they try and suspend our account or something like that, it will not stop us whatsoever. Remember, I said we have 100’s if not 1,000’s of eBay Users in place that we can use to leave you Negative Feedbacks over & over again until you are forced to shut your business down that you worked so hard to build up.

Even if eBay were to keep suspending our user accounts, we have plenty more that we can use to keep leaving you Negative Feedbacks and there’s No way that eBay can keep up and stop us. They have tried & failed miserably. They also know about what we do. So the best and smartest thing that you can do is protect your business and just purchase the 5 Positive Feedbacks from us. That way, it’s done and over with and you can successfully continue to run your business without ever hearing from us again.

We will give you up to 72 hours from now, to reply. The sooner, the better of course. Just send us an email stating that you want to purchase the 5 Positive Feedbacks from us and let us know your main email that you use so we can contact you.

If we don’t hear from you by the end of the 72 hours, we will assume that you are refusing to cooperate and we will start leaving you Negative Feedbacks. So don’t do anything stupid. The smartest thing that you can do is take this seriously, we know what we’re doing. After we hear your reply to this email, we will contact you with further instructions.

The question is it a hoax or not but either way it is an indication of what possibly could happen now the new feedbacks rules are in place. Lets wait and see if this actually permiates over to the UK or just fizzles out..

2 Responses to “Feedback Extortion from the US, copy of E-Mail”

  1. I Can See This Happening! Says:

    WOW! Imagine if this is true. If its currently not true, I can see this becoming true. I can see someone rolling with this idea

    One of the bad things about warning people of something bad is that we also give people an idea about doing something bad.

    The reality is that buyers now have more control over our eBay business. We can do everything in our power to make the buyer experience a pleasent one. But still the buyer can expect more and thus influence our business with a negative feedback and low DSR.

    Remember feedback and DSR are a huge part of “best match”. So now a buyer can control if you get more business, higher in the best match, or less business, no one seeing your listings.

    I guess we just have to hope buyers do not get on a power trip and start throwing it in our faces.

    Here is to your success

    -Carlos

    I Can See This Happening!s last blog post..Buyer Beware! eBay Sellers Must Verify Items

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    Mike reply on June 2, 2008 11:40 pm:

    Ebay are putting measures into place to help us but it seems the usual automated responses are frustrating the sellers that are legitimately trying to use these measures to prevent and highlight situations like above (although not as extreme).

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