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What sets this collection apart from some other TV-show-homage clothing efforts is the attention to detail. Gold Bubble got its hands on a an swatch of the wallpaper used for "Sherlock" and noticed it has a repeating blue-ish stripe along it.

 

Well, son of a gun -- I never noticed that!

 

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I don't think I'd be caught dead in any of that.  However, I may purchase a "I AM SHERLOCKED"  t-shirt from ebay.  And perhaps a knock-off Belstaff Millford coat.

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Just be careful with purchases from eBay. If its not used don't purchase. I advise Amazon. I am a fraud detection specialist for a major corporation. There is this huge triangular scam... Goes a little something like this:

1.) Seller copies & pastes a photo of product from the website of a legitimate company onto their EBay seller page.

2.) Seller possesses a file/database of identities & credit cards they have stolen.

3.) Purchaser uses their PayPal or credit card to purchase that item.

4.) Seller keeps that purchasers payment for themselves, then uses stolen credit card to make purchase from company's website.

5.) Purchaser receives package directly from the merchant. Professional packaging, coupons, catalogs, a company invoice, etc..

The person who's credit card was used for an unauthorized purchases files a claim with their bank & sometimes a police report. When an officer investigates the purchase with, lets say J.Crew. J.Crew only has the billing information of the identity theft victim and the shipping information of the purchaser.

The purchaser is then held responsible for the stolen merchandise. Depending on the company. If they provide the seller ID & return the merchandise ok, but another may require that you pay for the merchandise that was sent you.

Now if something like this happens to me. I know what to look for. I contact the seller right away, because eBay will require you contact them 1st.. Most likely the seller would have shut down their page. Then l would seek a refund from eBay and explain why & would return the merchandise to "J.Crew" right away.

 

Sorry for the long spiel, but cyber fraud.. In particular eBay fraud is rampant.

 

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I don't think I'd be caught dead in any of that. However, I may purchase a "I AM SHERLOCKED" t-shirt from ebay. And perhaps a knock-off Belstaff Millford coat.

 

See the above.

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But do check out the Sherlock-inspired T-shirts, jewelry, etc., etc., etc., offered on both Etsy.com and redbubble.com.  They aren't set up for a scam, at least not the type of scam Jess describes.

 

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Yeah eBay is just really unrepentant in uping their security measures. Rarely happens on other sites. Amazon is pretty good.. Not only that, when an incident does occur with them.. The purchaser is also seen as a victim & they work very quickly to resolve the situation.

 

EBay sits back with their hands interlocked behind their heads on a fluffy little pillow. Just watching everyone dance. They have horrible security & they could care less.

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Eeeek! I don't shop online much and now I'm even less inclined to! Having said that, I've never had any problem with eBay, even though my heart's been in my throat every time I've spent more than a few dollars there.

 

I always check the reputation of the seller before I buy, does that make it any safer? It's just some things are too expensive for me at retail prices...

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Well Arcadia.. This is what makes the scam so brilliant & neat. Usually the sellers ratings are really high like 98%.

 

The reason being is that the purchaser receives merchandise professionally packaged & really quickly, because the thief usually selects overnight shipping on "J.Crews" site, resulting in positive feedback from the purchaser. Because a lot of people don't keep track of credit card statements until they receive a billing statement... Its now been a month.

 

Because most police stations are bogged down with identify theft cases & the "J.Crews" around the world usually have maybe 3 collections associates on average... It can take upwards of 6-8 months to even a year before the Purchaser is even notified that they are in reciept of stolen merchandise.

 

I shop online all the time. It's actually safer than handing a waitress or cashier your credit card.

The thing to remember about eBay is it's a gigantic online garage sale. When you receive packaging should be from an individual or mom n pop shop ( no major company does 3rd party vending with EBay).

 

If the pictures look professional and is boasting a major brand or if include watermarks move on. Just don't even think about it. Don't get sucked in by a good deal... Doesn't matter to a thief if they sell an item that is usually 50$

for 2$. It's 100% profit for them.

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Wow. Bummer. Thanks, I'll definitely be more wary. Altho as I said I've never had any trouble with the half dozen or so purchases I've made from eBay, thank goodness.

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The thing to remember about eBay is it's a gigantic online garage sale.

 

That's a very helpful analogy. So the sorts of things you'd trust at a garage sale should be fine on eBay too. But if somebody had a big stack of brand-new whatevers in their garage, you'd probably wonder why.

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I like the black and white clothing - with the wallpaper pattern.

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On 7/16/2014 at 10:55 PM, jesskayding said:

... be careful with purchases from eBay. If its not used don't purchase. I advise Amazon. I am a fraud detection specialist for a major corporation. There is this huge triangular scam...

That's good advice, and the rest of Jess's post has details on the scam.  (Mouse-over the upper right corner of the quote box, and you'll see a curly arrow.  Click on it, and you'll be taken to the post.  This works for any quote box on this forum.)

eBay is apparently aware of their shaky reputation, and is attempting to redeem themselves with an "Everyone Deserves Real" ad campaign, basically stating that they now have a department that "authenticates" things.  Unfortunately that does not address the aforementioned scam, it merely purports to protect people who don't want to get stuck with a fake Rolex.

As Jess also says earlier in this thread, think of eBay as a garage sale.  You'd feel comfortable buying a used lamp at a garage sale, right?  But if they had a whole load of brand-new lamps in their original boxes, that just wouldn't feel right.  So even if eBay promises that their seller is dealing in genuine authenticated lamps (or Rolexes), do you really want to save money by buying (most likely) stolen goods?

 

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