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Complaint / Review
Dan Baciu
Consumer Report

I was looking on Ebay for gear linkage cables. I found a seller there, UK based with 100 % feedback and all seemed very good. I went to "contact seller" on Ebay as I wanted to ask about buying 2 cables.
When looking at"Details about the item" this message said:
: Hi,
Contact us only at: [email protected]
if you want to get an answer!
Note: please include in your message exact ebay item number!
thank your for your best time!

So I emailed them - and they offered me a great price for 2 cables. They then sent this to my email address;

"Payment Instructions:
At seller request, we have verified all the details of this transaction.
Please follow our instructions to complete the transaction safely.
Locate the nearest WesternUnion Office (click here) in your city, go to one of them and send the money in cash.

Make the payment with cash to the eBay Seller: Dan Baciu or Lonut Costel Baciu

Name: Dan Baciu
City/State/Zip: Rm. Valcea, 240000,
Country: Romania.

*NOTE: Sending the payment by any other method will void this transaction!
(Deduct WesternUnion fee from the total amount and send the balance)

Confirm your payment details for verification: [email protected]

"The following information must be readable"
1. MTCN Number - from the payment receipt;
2. Sender's Full Name and Address on file with WesternUnion;
3. Receiver's Full Name (Dan Baciu);
4.invoice Number: 1133D-8252332423A3239.

Purchase protection and refund:
Return Policy: 30 Days.
Currently, this seller has an eBay managed purchase protection account. Transactions with this eBay seller are covered for 30 days by purchase protection against fraud and description errors. For your safety, the seller is unable to withdraw any money from it, within this period. Should you need a refund for this transaction, the insured amount will be taken from the seller's purchase protection account and sent to you. The refund is sent to your bank account, or by check or money order. The way you are refunded is at your choice. You have 30 days from the above verification date to request a refund. Refund requests are processed within 3 days.

Conditions to be met before you may ask for a refund!
Here are the situations suitable for a refund request:
1. If the item doesn't arrive and/or the seller stops communications after the payment was received;
2. If the merchandise you receive has different specifications than the ones you agreed on;
3. If your merchandise arrives in a much longer period than the one you agreed on (more than 5 days from the payment clearance day);
For cases 2. And 3. You have to send back the merchandise to the seller prior to ask for your refund.
If you did not pay the seller by payment method required by us, your refund request will be declined.

Thank you for using eBay.


They basically wanted me to transfer 100£ through Western Union to Romania. All of this looked really suspicious so I checked the seller's site again and thoroughly. Found that the email contact listed with the item does not match the email given by the fraudster. I contacted the company who listed the item in the UK - they had no idea that this was on their Ebay site! This person has hacked into their Ebay account - and if a customer wants to talk to the seller - they end up talking with this fraudster - on all of the items this company is selling! I alerted Ebay to this and the official company. I nearly lost £100!

Offender: Dan Baciu

Country: USA

Category: Miscellaneous


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