BEWARE! There is some SERIOUS account hijacking going on with certain eBay fraudulent listings for John Deere tractors, Kubota tractors, horse trailers, boats and ski jets. These ads are for 1 day or sometimes for 3 days, and solicit a sale outside of eBay. This is not only strictly against eBay policy, for our protection, but it is SCAM to obtain your eBay information and other personal information. Also watch for FREE SHIPPING of large pieces of equipment where the Buy it Now price wouldn't even cover the shipping, User ID kept secret, inappropriate beginning bids with no reserve, inappropriate Buy it Now prices, and these items are always listed in inappropriate categories. They change their hijacked eBay IDs daily. I happily begin my day by doing a search for these SCAMMERS; you can help! Pull open a suspected scam listing, view all of the listings for that member, click on one and report them to eBay by clicking on Report This Item at the bottom of the listing. After your make your selection for the dropdown list (fraudulent listing) BE SURE TO FOLLOW THROUGH on the next screen by clicking on the EMAIL US button, and write a brief statement in the dialog box that you believe that the account has been hijacked. EBay acts immediately on these listings. The items are all pulled from eBay within the hour. Anyone that wants to help keep eBay safe for us all help me out here, in case there are some mornings that I can't get to this. Like I said, these listing are for 1 day or sometimes for 3 days. LET'S PUT THESE SCAM ARTIST OUT OF BUSINESS ON EBAY.
UPDATE: These are really BAD people. In the last seven days, we have located and reported over 400 hijacked accounts with thousands of fraudulent listings. Be very careful with your bidding and contacting by email. Check the location of the Member, and CHECK the FEEDBACKto see if it apprears that this account has been hijacked. You should never have to contact any legitimate seller directly by email. Ebay messaging is the safe way to contact sellers. Even then, a lot of the time these scammers also hijack the ebay email of these unsuspecting members, so even if you click on Ask Seller a Question, or Contact Member, you'll reach the scammer. A lot of them are also set up to redirect you to an open email page with ANY button that you click on. The worst I have seen is when I opened up a scam listing to view, I immediately got a new eBay sign in page, like I had suddenly lost my connection with eBay. It looks VERY real. Be sure before you enter your sign in ID and Password that the address bar that the top of your screen says: https://signin.ebay.com. (BE SURE that the S is in the HTTPS://) Anything else will direct your information to the scammers' website. DON'T GIVE UP YOUR ACCOUNT TO SCAMMERS. Thank you to the good eBay members who have contacted me and are trying to help in this effort. It's never ending.