As a result of the previous Poll thread here's the Thing itself
How it will work.
This thread will be a locked sticky. Moderator and Admin team members will update it as often as is reasonably practicable. you tell us about an item, we'll give ita quick look, and then assuming it's found to be suspicious, it will be added to the list here, if you view this thread the latest items will be at the bottom of it... over time, items that are expired in relevancy, will be deleted or amalgamated into a reference post.
Item 2 )
How to Notify Admin or Moderators of a suspicious item.
If you come across an item in Readers ads, or Ebay, or indeed, anywhere else that we Gear junkies frequent, that is suspicious, and your initial investigation bears this out, then Send the User "SCAM ALERTS" a PM with the gory details.
All the Moderation and admin team will be able to log in as "SCAM ALERTS" and check the PMs, then do the necessary leg work.
The Rest of the Stuff.
We'll look at it as soon as we can, and if it looks dodgy, We'll Post the details in this thread.
If your item fails to be posted, it will be because it has either already closed or been removed, or it failed to be sufficiently obviously fraudulent. In my case I WILL be asking questions of sellers, and will base my opinions on the manner of their replies, and other data i can dig up in a sensible length of time.
I will also be notifying the issuing authority (be it Ebay security, or SOS readers ads admin or whatever) of these items before I post the details.
Please bear in Mind that this is a free service, and that we all have other work to be doing as well, so responses may not be instantaneous, indeed they are quite unlikely to be so.
This method aims to keep the available data relevant, and minimise the unfair or malicious slander that could result in legal issues or damage to innocent reputations that is unwarranted.
As to the Poll Results, 62% of you Voted for this method, so I hope it satisfies as many of you as possible.
Best regards to all
Max the mac
if you don't know who i am, i aint gonna tell you.