Apologies if you have already seen this one, but thought I would let you guys know.
The Auction for my Isotek Substation ended this morning with a winning bidder, I have sent him an invoice so all looks well.This was the problem:
The guy who came second place, pipped to the post if you will was sent this email (so say) from Ebay after the auction ended:
From: ContactMember@<a href="http://www.eb...bay.com.my</a> [mailto:ContactMember@http://www.ebay.com.my]
Sent: Monday, July 25, 2005 1:34 PM
To: Joe Bloggs
Subject: Message from eBay Member amused67
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Dear eBay member, You expressed interest earlier by bidding on the eBay item Isotek Substation mains filter. Almost New! - Item No. 5789742035. However, the auction has ended with another eBay member as the winner. In compliance with eBay terms, the seller is offering this Second Chance Offer to you because the winning bidder was unable to complete the transaction or because there are duplicate items available. Do NOT reply directly at this email as you will not receive a response. Please contact the seller directly at *********@aol.com. If you accept this offer you will be eligible for eBay services associated with a transaction such as fraud protection. To learn more about this Second Chance Offer or to purchase this item please contact the seller at ******************.com. Thank you.
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The only things I have edited are the recipients name and the contact email address which was NOT mine, he returned the mail and it went to this email ad first then to me.
I am not too concerned about this as it looks like it will not affect me. Would like to know how they got hold of my email ad. though
I have not clicked on the respond button.