Bob Rutemoeller
Sat, 10 Jul 2010 10:28:49 PDT

This reminds me of a similar problem a few years ago when I was 
bidding for a new scanner for my office. I stopped bidding when it 
went beyond what I felt was reasonable.
Later I received an email message that looked like it came from Ebay 
offering me a "second chance" for a similar scanner. The response was 
not through Ebay and that made me cautious. I later found out there 
were some fraudulent contacts with bidders and that this had nothing 
to do with the seller or Ebay. So please be careful when not dealing 
with a trusted source. It may just be someone trying to extract money 
or personal information that they can use for fraud.

In your case it is possible that someone else miss represented 
themselves as the innocent seller and stole your money. The golden 
age of the Internet is over. One now has to keep up with anti virus 
and anti spyware as well as being suspicious of some email offers.


Bob Rutemoeller 

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