Andrew F writes:
I am about to buy a 2011 Trek Top Fuel 9.9 SSL off of eBay from a seller who is claiming to be you.
The pictures that are posted are the same shots you have of the bike on your blog. I am sending this email to confirm that the seller I have been communicating with on eBay is in fact you.
I apologize if this email inconveniences you in any way but this is the safest way for me to know.
WIND: This site (Lloyd Chambers) does not sell on ebay. Nor did I ever own a 2011 Trek Top Fuel SSL—that was a bike on loan from Trek USA for the Trek to the Summit of White Mountain Peak.
This particular ebay seller sold a bike using copyrighted images from this site, thus showing a bike he clearly could not be in posession of, thus committing both copyright theft and fraud (misrepresenting the item, if it exists at all).
Moreover, the seller was representing himself as me—yet more fraud.
ebay.com is scammer habitat—like a dog has fleas. Buy only from trusted sellers with long positive histories.
After some digging, I found ebay’s intellectual property infringement page (VeRO) and I reported the infringement.