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FurBuy scammer beware!

Alright. A few weeks ago I had posted a cartoon husky head for sale upon FurBuy. He got several bids including one promising one from a user that went by the name of HiFur. Everything went normally, they won, and I e-mailed them, asking for them for payment. I got no answer for two weeks. I went to my sent box and found I had not given a subject to my e-mail. So I thought "O.k., so maybe they deleated thinking I had sent it to the wrong person" so I sent another with a clear subject. Still no reply.

I was searching around FurBuy the next day when I came across a fox full suit. I had noticed the highest bidder. HiFur. The auction was $9999.00. No joke. I looked at the bidding history and no lie in one sweep the person went in these increments all at once: $750, $2000, $9999.00.

I am warning you now. This person is an absolute scam. ignore them when selling. Just skip over them and go straight for the person below. If you have been scammed by this person, please let me know. I and one other person on FurBuy are working together to get this person banned and any possible legal actions taken. Any situations with this person are welcome.
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weirdmisty
Mar. 10th, 2010 07:47 am (UTC)
Actually, unreasonable bidding like this can be used as a scam; if someone wants to get something for an unreasonably low price, then after placing the bid they want to on a real account, they use a fake one and bid ridiculously high so that on one else bids. Then, when the seller sees the obviously fake bid, they move on to the next highest - which is the scammer on their real account. I can't say if this is what happened in this case, but these actions can definitely be a scam sometimes.
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sharpecostumes
Mar. 10th, 2010 08:26 am (UTC)
Very true, but it tends to discourage other bidders when they see repeated items placed up for bid.
fyphfoko
Mar. 10th, 2010 08:03 am (UTC)
i think my questions been answered, but this guy's a time waster, right?

he might also be trying to scam. but yeah, extreamly anoying
shockwave77598
Mar. 10th, 2010 02:54 pm (UTC)
A good solution to this problem is to have Furbuy implement a "Tru Blu" buyer program. What that means is that people are prevented from bidding over 1K$ unless they've authorized FurBuy to do a credit check on a credit card for the person. If the buyer has sufficient credit, they are certified and they may then bid over 1K$. Alternatively, if the bidder's combined purchases over a year exceed 1K$, they can have the bit set automatically without a credit check (since they've bought that much and paid for it.) This can keep the troublemaking children out of the big people's pool.
celestinaketzia
Mar. 10th, 2010 03:03 pm (UTC)
A credit check? Don't too many of those harm your actual credit score?

And I'm sorry, I absolutely refuse to let any website do something like that. I won't even give my SSN unless I'm legally obliged to.

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kaibab
Mar. 10th, 2010 11:27 pm (UTC)
Being the owner of the suit that sold for $9999, I contacted Furbuy after not hearing anything from HiFur. After giving me advice on how to handle the situation, this is what they said about HiFur. If anyone else uses Furbuy, you may want to take note:

"Please note that it is most prudent to report users which you suspect of fraud to us immediately so we can investigate any worries which can lead to removing their account before they can cause too much grief. The longer you wait, the more damage they can do to both yourself and others on the site. Thank you for the report and we will begin investigating this account and it's activity immediately."

sharpecostumes
Mar. 11th, 2010 12:14 am (UTC)
Wasn't quite expecting you would here from them. But that's pretty nice for FurBuy to do that. Course that won't stop them from making a new account but still. Best of luck my friend.
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thedancingemu
Mar. 11th, 2010 03:15 am (UTC)
Jeez, what a pain :\
sharpecostumes
Mar. 11th, 2010 03:58 am (UTC)
very much so
jurann
Mar. 11th, 2010 05:24 am (UTC)
Just so the community is aware, we HAVE permanently suspended this account for "HiFur" and we also found and permanently disabled another account tied to it under the name "kibawolfpup". We will place the e-mail addresses and IP addresses used for these accounts under close watch. As always we apologize for the actions of these individuals, however we cannot completely prevent this type of thing from happening. We are working on new measures of safety and security though, they should be coming online soon.

As always we welcome reports of suspicious activity on our site, and we also warmly welcome everyone's feedback, questions and feature requests. Thanks to everyone for helping make FurBuy the success it is today, we have a nice community and it's great to see folks communicating. =)

~ Jurann, FurBuy Community Lead Pro-Tem
sharpecostumes
Mar. 11th, 2010 07:26 am (UTC)
Kiba was tied to it? Wait. You suspended them? Thank you! You don't know how relieved I am. Thank you so much!
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kaibab
Mar. 11th, 2010 03:52 pm (UTC)
Both Kibawolfpup and Hifur were bidding on the auction, so maybe it was an attempt run the bid way up to protect a lower bid by Kibawolfpup. Well I plan to relist so hopefully this is all behind us now.
sharpecostumes
Mar. 11th, 2010 07:58 pm (UTC)
wasn't there a 3rd bidder?
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sharpecostumes
Mar. 11th, 2010 07:58 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I've since then reposted my head as well. Best of luck my friend! It's a really cute suit so I hope you find it a good home soon.^^
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