Used Car Scams Still Running Just Like In 2004

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A discussion about eBay Motors told of this guys Porsche 911 that a scammer had stolen his photos and description and listed it the motors venue. Guy goes on to say that the listing ran to it’s completion bringing 60k. As like back in 2004 when ebms was founded, eBay did absolutely nothing. Someone’s going to get phished out of their money! This is totally irresponsible by the motors team ignoring scams on their website. What’s even more irresponsible is nothing has changed about eBay and Fraud in over 15…

Car Scams Still Conning eBay Buyers In 2018

Fake PayPal Live Chat Defrauds Car Buyer

This eBay Motors buyer claims he is the victim of a recent car scam. Buyer says the Mercedes C220 was listed on the motors site where fraudsters used fake PayPal chat to defraud him. This is nothing new. ebaymotorssucks.com has been warning consumers to beware of fraud on big ticket items since 2004. We reported on eBay and PayPal fake live customer support chat-rooms nearly a decade ago. Not much has changed! 🙁 As Doc has said more times than he can remember over the years, eBay should verify new…

10 Years Watching eBay Car Scams & Auction Fraud

Medved eBay Auction Chart 03/05/2007

Summary of 10 years watching eBay Auction Fraud and Used Car Scams. Buyers and Sellers were conned out of their money by slick talking fraudsters and bad sellers. These observations destroyed buyer and seller trust and well established community values. It is Doc’s belief, had Meg Whitman taken a stand against fraud and misrepresentation back in eBay’s early days, they could have nipped their auction fraud problem in the bud. But obviously corporate insiders were more interested in stuffing their pockets full of cash. Rather than working on long-term-goals that…

Porsche Carrera & BMW eBay Phishing Car Scams

2008 Porsche 911 eBay Suspected Scam 151072675122

This 2008 Porsche Carrera is priced at less than half of book value and smells like a phishing scam all over. Googling it’s VIN up shows the real owners for sale listing at roughly double what the eBay Motors listing price is. The other is a 2012 BMW X5 5.0 AWD with 34,000 clicks. The suspected scam price is only $36,000. Not a lot of info Googling this ones VIN but it was previously listed by the same seller and relisted. It has ran roughly 9 total days on eBay.…

eBay Suspected Phishing Car Scams 06/21/2013

eBay XSS Redirect Security Vulnerability

These used trucks up for auction on eBay Motors are too good to be true used vehicle deals. Your money will be stolen in the blink of an eye if you swallow the fraudsters sucker bait. We start out with this 2010 Audi A5 2.0L Quattro that just smells phishey (251293192571). Next is this 2006 BMW X5 4.8is that’s bargain priced at only $11,800 by 56lavage (271226527725). Next is this 2007 Toyota Tundra CrewMax for only $13,800 by tress541 (251293143848). Next is this 2008 Ford Super Duty F-250 Lariat a…

eBay Car Scams Phishing “Sucker Bait” 06/08/2013

Beware Of Internet Vehicle Bank Wire Deposit Phishing Scams

Here are today’s automobile phishing scam listings on eBay Motors They are ALL “NEW” ZERO (0) FEEDBACK SELLERS (SCAMMERS). I prefer to call these type of listing sucker bait. Fraudsters are listing non-existent bait cars in an attempt to hook a sucker and reel em in with fraudulent emails. We start with this 2005 Grand Cherokee Laredo that is listed by “loimp33” for only $4400 (181154570583). Next is this 2005 Toyota Tundra Limited that looks gorgeous for only $4800 by “11.oil” (221237905277). Next is this 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe Z-71 for…

ZERO Feedback Seller eBay Car Scams 06/04/2013

eBay ZERO Feedback Car Seller Fraud ~ Don't Loose Your Money AND Get Phished At The Same Time!

Here is a good video lineup of suspected car scams for today We start with this 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4×4 for sale by ssg205 for $21,500 (221236015577). Next is this 2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE for only $9,000 by uiop46q (281117032232). Next is this 2010 Toyota Prius that looks legitimate – but it’s owner is in Florida not Brooklyn NY as advertised. It is offered by sharr99 (330934677616). Next is this 2008 GMC Sierra pickup offered by ther44 (271217455237). And last is this 2007 GMC Sierra…

Today’s eBay Car Scams And Forum Provider Change

eBay Auction Scammers Contact Info

Today we have two late model suspected SUV scams by recent new 0 feedback eBay sellers. The 1st is this 2007 Cadillac Escalade that is for sale by ojn.m.etz274 for only $8,400 (121120335138). Next is this 2008 Expedition Limited that’s scam priced at only $8,000 for sale by ferrer6665 (271216645814). We also discuss the apparent end of LiveWorld moderation of eBay’s forums. More on that subject can be found on eCommercebytes.com and PowerSellersUnite.com Here are today’s car scams and the LiveWorld moderation update. Be sure to read our popular article…

eBay Car Scams 05/31/2013 Beware Of Sucker Bait

2008 Ford F150 Internet Truck Scam On eBay Motors ~ 171049975692 ~ Don't Swallow The Sucker Bait!

We got the mother load of eBay Motors scams today! It’s the weekend so the scammers know if their fraudulent listings can make it past midnight, chances are there is nobody working to pull them until next week. We start out with this 2008 Ford F150 LIMITED SUPERCREW that is actually a Harley Davidson truck by it’s VIN number. It’s offered by new 0 feedback seller prk322arch (171049975692) for only $9,000! Next is this 2010 Toyota Camry XLE V6 that looks like a legitimate listing but it’s VIN shows who…

Suspected Internet Car Scams for 05/30/2013

eBay Seller Rhht66 (-1) Feedback Score ~ Labeled A Scammer By Previous Winning Bidder!

Here we have 2 definite suspected eBay scams and a maybe. At 1st glance this 2012 Honda Pilot 4WD EX-L (271214781357) looks like a legitimate listing, but the seller has a (-1) feedback score and is labeled a scammer by a previous winning bidder for the same car. Next is this 2010 BMW M6 (111084536448) for only $24,600. What a deal huh? And be sure to contact the scammer before bidding. Last is this really nice 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Convertible (151054480410) for only $6900! Wow what a steal of a…

Suspected eBay Internet Car Scams for 05/03/2013

eBay Motors Invoice Scam with a double whammy twist - the fraudsters will steal your identity too!

Here is a eBay Motors listing for a 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 550 Launch Edition that was just recently sold for $66,000. It is up for sale in another state by a new eBay seller #130900949321. Scammers may be changing their appearance in an attempt to blend in with the other listings, as it appears eBay is pulling the most blatant scams on the site. Also this listing for a 2009 Chevrolet Suburban 4×4 Item #171033589190 has been pulled. We had bookmarked it as suspicious on May 01 and today it…

Suspected eBay Motors Internet Car Scams 04/29/2013

Know The RED FLAGS Of A VEHICLE SCAM!

Here are our suspected eBay Motors scam listing for today. We start out with this 2011 GMC Sierra CK2500 4×4 Crew Cab Denali for only $28,900 221220607498. Next is this highly customized 2010 Jeep Wrangler Crawler for $29,000 321117068766. Note our Jeep scammer has also auctioned a Kubota front end loader 321111030939 and cancelled a slew of bids. Scammers appear to have the run of eBay Motors and eBay is doing nothing to stop them. When your online vehicle shopping, don’t fall for a too good to be true price!…

Suspected Internet Car Scams for 04/28/2013

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Today we have several suspected scam listings on eBay Motors. Starting out with this 2009 Infiniti G35 Convertible 261207777570, next is a 2008 Audi A6 261206479512, and this really cool looking custom 2006 Custom Chopper Motorcycle 261206115298. Also note this currently running listing for a 2008 Mercedes S Class 130893957989 where the scammer is canceling bids like mad and trying to scam the bidders with eBay fake escrow. Talk about a data dump.. Stinks like dead fish is putting it mildly!

eBay Motors Internet Car Scams For 04/25/2013

Google Search Vehicles VIN To Find Out More Information

Here are two new suspected vehicle scam listings on eBay Motors today. The 1st is another handicapped equipped 2012 Toyota Sienna for only $24,500. Next is a 2011 Toyota Tacoma pickup for only $15,000. A quick Google search of these two scam listings VIN numbers reveals who the real owner is, and what the owners are selling them for. Folks don’t fall for a too good to be true low price! Read Doc’s article Internet Car Buying Tips. The Butt You Save just might be your own!

eBay Motors Internet Car Scams For 04/23/2013

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Here are today’s suspected internet car scams on eBay Motors. We start out with this 2011 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, but the photos are of a Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited. Do they have Palm Trees in Massachusetts?? I don’t think so! Next is this 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class that is a SALVAGE Vehicle from Hurricane Sandy. Funny Experian Auto Check does not show any damage and proudly declares it’s title is CLEAR.. Oops! Folks don’t fall for a too good to be true car scam – your money will be gone in a…

More Suspected eBay Car Scams For 04/21/2013

eBay Motors Vehicle Protection Program Overview

Here are a few more suspected blatant car scam listings on eBay Motors for Sunday April 21 2013. eBay loves to point the finger at Craigslist when it comes to car scams. But as you will see in this video, looks like there are plenty of scams on eBay Motors too. Today we have these fine automobiles showcased. 2009 Cadillac CTS, 2011 Porsche Panamera, 2008 Infiniti G35, 2004 Bentley Arnage, in what i like to refer to as “listings that stink like eBay dead fish” the RED FLAGS are popping…

Suspected Internet Car Scams For 04/16/2013

Learn The Red Flags Of A Hijacked Sellers Account!

Take a ride with me as i cruise over to eBay Motors and lets have a look at what i suspect is a hijacked sellers account. Friends, It’s really important to do your homework and inspect a vehicle and it’s title documentation before sending payment. Update 04/16/2013: Apparently my suspicions were correct. Now all those car listings on valeasing13’s account are gone. So either eBay watched my video and took action – or the account owner realized his account was hijacked and ended the fraudulent listings. Another thing, those listings…

eBay Collector Car Scams Are Becoming Low Profile

eBay Low Profile Collector Car Scams

Doc published THIS VIDEO yesterday about 10 Collector Car Scams that all had similar scammer markings. Today there are only 3 left running on eBay servers. eBay in there failed way of attempting to keep buyers safe on the site pulled a discussion board post about these scams. They have to know there is a lot of fraud on their website, but love the fees that are charged to someones stolen credit card or hijacked sellers account, so it appears they would rather pull public postings about scams than pull…

eBay Suspected Car Phishing Scams 07/10/2013

2012 GMC Yukon Denali Phishing Scam eBay 251302121697

Featured is this 2012 GMC Yukon Denali 4×4 for $25,000. And this 2011 BMW Z4 for $26,000. And this 2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid for only $ 34,000! Folks just beware that these are phishing scams and will cost you a small fortune if you swallow the sucker bait! Folks don’t swallow the sucker bait, hook, line, and sinker! Read Doc’s popular article “Used Car Buying And Selling Internet Advice” link above. The butt you save might just wind up being your own. 😉

eBay Zero Feedback Car Sales Scams 06/01/2013

Here are our stinks like dead fish suspected scam listings for 06/01/2013. First we start out with this 2009 Honda Odyssey EX-L Handicap Equipped Wheelchair van that turns out to be only a basic EX-L, It’s for sale by mberly-rt853 who is a new seller (181150965761). Next is this 2009 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 Coupe for auction by fitty234 who also ia a 0 feed backer for only $1900 (271215874879). Next is this 2010 Honda Accord EX Sedan 4-Door 2.4L that is for sale by another 0 feed backer michal3772fff that…

Beware Of Low Priced Used Car Deposit Scams

Beware Of A Bargain Priced Automobile

Regardless if a car is for sale on the internet in another state or locally. If the advertised price seems too good to be true, you have to ask yourself why? Fraudsters come in all forms of people and use many different techniques to to steal your money. One such technique as depicted in this scam enactment video presentation, is the old deposit hustle.  Craigslist and lots of small online classifieds are full of scams like this one. Learn how to become a smart internet vehicle buyer:  Read Doc’s Internet…

Doc’s Used Car Buying And Selling Internet Guide

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There are indeed some great used car deals on the web. Unfortunately that good deal is usually several states away. If the cars price seems unrealistically low chances are there is a good reason for it. This car buying internet guide is the most informative in depth article ever published about motor vehicle buying and selling. Published by a retired used car dealer, Doc will guide you through the online car buying process for a smooth rewarding experience! Be sure to read this guide before buying or selling automobiles online!…

What Happened To CarGiGi After Being Acquired By eBay?

cargigi ebay acquisition

Car marketing platform CarGiGi was unknown to me until yesterday when another blogger mentioned it in an email. The domain who-is cargigi.com shows it’s owned by eBay Inc. However as of today the website url is returning a 404 not found error. According to this TechCrunch article on 03/15/2016 eBay acquired CarGiGi to replace it’s Motors division’s Dealer Center. The company says that it’s interested in using the technology Cargigi developed to help onboard auto dealers’ inventory onto eBay’s website. In addition to replacing eBay’s own Dealer Center product, Cargigi…

Long Time Respected eBay Motors Used Car Dealers Are Leaving eBay

Grove Automotive Group

Another respected used car dealer gives up on eBay Motors, that’s no longer the profitable niche venue it used to be. Deadbeat bidders are not required to pay according to site policy. High fees with few sales have forever killed this once top car peddling site. 🙁 I’ve known this guy since the good old days. He has a satisfaction guarantee like no other. He built a solid reputation selling the finest older motor vehicles back when the motors site had it’s credibility and trust, that’s forever long gone. Partial…

Vehicle History Report Scam Targeting Consumers Selling Used Cars

Vehicle History Report Scam

The Federal Trade Commission issued a warning this month about vehicle history report scams tricking consumers into giving up their personal information. It’s a form of Phishing in an attempt to steal your personal information / identity. 😥 Beware con artists are everywhere! You get a call or text from someone who claims to be interested in buying your car. But first, the buyer wants to see your car’s history report. They ask you to get a vehicle history report from a specific website where you enter the VIN and…

Theirs An ASS For Every Gift Card Used Car Buyers Seat

Gift Card Car Scam Example

In the used car business it’s often said. Theirs an ASS for every seat! Using gift card’s to buy used cars is a certain scam, you will lose your money! After nearly 14 Years this website has warned consumers of used car scams.. but.. 🙁 Good people looking for that extra special good deal fall victim to fraud every day! So apparently this dude swallowed the sucker bait and is asking if he can get his money back. Buying used cars with eBay gift cards is a scam! We’ve seen…

Example Car Scam From Our Archives – 1929 Ford Model A

1929 Ford Model A Example Car Scam Auction

This 1929 Ford Model A Roadster is an example car scam auction from our classic archives. The listing was captured on 03/18/2007 back when scammers were literally picking eBay Motors buyers pockets clean. Fraudsters today are not as brazen as this example. It was common to plaster buy it now for only $9,500 everywhere on the auction presentation. Anonymous email addresses are still used today by scammers trying to hook a sucker! If you’re car shopping online be sure to read Doc’s Car Buying Tips! 😉

Are Motor Vehicle Phishing Scams Still On eBay Motors

Suspeced eBay Phishing Car Scams 11/28/2014

eBay seems to be moving away from their eBay Motors Brand, and are changing their vehicle listing format to resemble eBay core. When looking at cars on the site, nowhere is the wording “eBay Motors.” Just last week it was discovered their eBay Motors Facebook business page had vanished. It’s my personal opinion that early scams and seller misrepresentation that went uncorrected for over 10 years has cooked eBay’s golden goose but good. They refuse to verify vehicle sellers before a listing goes live. If you didn’t know it, there…

Motor Vehicle Credit Card ChargeBack On Titled Property Reversed

Reversing Credit Card Chargeback Motor Vehicle

This eBay Top Rated Seller in good standing since 2010 sold his 2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 4×4 pickup truck on eBay Motors. Seller accepted PayPal for the full purchase price. Buyer later attempted a chargeback. But in the end the good guys won! Seller claims the buyer (a licensed dealer) paid an initial deposit. Then paid the balance with PayPal $10,000. Seller claims the buyer used his photos to list the truck for sale, but it was ended because of an error. It has been 3 weeks and now the…

Woman Loses $28K To Craigslist Car SELLING Scam

Doc's Internet Car Buying Tips

The Daily Journal Online reports on this Craigslist car selling scam that cost a woman her car. A Park Hills resident thought she found a buyer for her Dodge Challenger. Instead she became a victim of a scam. “According to Park Hills police, the local woman posted an ad on Craigslist asking $28,000 for a 2013 Dodge Challenger. She was contacted by a man from Chicago who ran a CarFax report and agreed to buy the car. He told her he would deal directly with her bank to pay off…