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  • David commented,

    I have no idea what the comment above means.

  • David commented,

    "The hacked account would have had enough credit to cover the Success Fee - otherwise the listing would not have been allowed to proceed" Not  my experience, normally when I am selling the success fee will make my account overdrawn which blocks me from creating further listings. At that point TM do not have the cash, just an accounting transaction which they will reverse. I cannot see them crediting it to the scammed member. FYI, the private equity crowd (Apax) that bought TM in 2019 are looking at floating it on the sharemarket in 2024 so they will have iron tight control over costs to boo...

  • David commented,

    My guess is that they will not have received their commission because the hacked account would have had a zero balance, and your payment did not go via Ping etc. Still it is worth asking.

  • David commented,

    Be careful, there are a number of TM accounts that have been hacked and the payment details go to a bank where your money will very quickly be whisked offshore. TM and the banks know of this issue and are not doing much to help the victims. Look at the thread I started a few days ago, and a similar one by Nathan.

  • David commented,

    Hi Nathan, I almost got scammed. See my thread in this forum. Luckily the scammer had not changed the email address in TM, so my email to them bounced back which made me suspicious.   I reckon the account that was hacked had been inactive since 2017 and used a xtra email so had clearly been compromised. TM need to up their game, they are facilitating fraud in this country. If they cared, or were forced to care, about their "members" they would routinely deactivate accounts which have not been used for years. Also they are now too stingy to pay the postage for address verified so we really a...

  • David commented,

    Thanks Callum, their feedback was okay when I checked it (prior to purchase when I could read it). TM have confirmed the account has been disable. My problem with them is they did not alert me to that - I could have paid the scammer in the interim. Also their stupid 500 error indicates an internal problem with the site, when it is nothing of the sort - it is as much use as 418 "I'm a teapot" response. https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTTP/Status/418 Unfortunately TM was sold to a money grubbing investment fund a few years back, which has resulted in fee hikes and staff cuts to p...

  • David commented,

    I have now checked the original email address on https://haveibeenpwned.com/ Yes, compromised 5 times. So my guess is an inactive TM account has been hacked (same password as the hacked xtra account) and then used to create a fake listing. Their original email was Thanks for winning my auction. Please deposit payment (including shipping) into my bank account: 04-2021-0102320-96 NZD Thanks for your purchase and please remember to place feedback. Kind regards, Nabil So I've looked up the first two parts (bank and branch) and it is some ANZ Institutional branch. My guess is a Wise account or...

  • David commented,

    TM have responded to me in a very generic way asking for more details. Now this bit is where I get a bit grumpy. If I try to view the sellers feedback I get a stupid banana error with no hint given as to what has happened* So no visibility and no warning apart from what looks like a problem with the TM site. In the meantime I could have decided to go ahead with this trade and deposited the $2k into the provided bank account - and never seen the $ or the goods again. So instead I decided to dig a bit more, logged into BidBud, clicked onto my trade and then clicked on the sellers feedback (vi...

  • David commented,

    I sent a copy of my previous email (using the email account I use everyday - not gmail) via gmail. Here's his response. Very sketchy. Is that really his name. And that response came in a 3:10am this morning.

  • David commented,

    Thx Callum. It is a 500 error (not sure if that is significant). It happens when I try to submit the "fees refund" request, or click on the sellers feedback. If I click on their name I get a page saying they have no listings.