- Oct 29, 2006
Hi, my first handbag auction just ended on Sunday (it went really smoothly, and I got more for my bag than I thought I would!). Today I found a message in my inbox from another bidder, who said they'd received a message (not from my user ID) that stated that I was accepting their non-winning bid! They were suspicious so they e-mailed me, and I of course told them I didn't send that message. The weird thing is, this person wasn't even the 2nd highest bidder. Do you think someone's trying to scam all my bidders--should I send messages warning them? And why would my auction (which ended on less than $200) be the target of a scam? Has this happened to anyone before? I guess I should have made my bidders list private, but I didn't expect the auction to go to more than $150, and usually I only see private auctions for really expensive ($500+) items.