Beware Using Escrow For Motor Vehicle Transactions

Vehicle Sellers Beware Of Escrow

This post is regarding a recent high dollar collector car sale that went horribly bad when the seller accepted escrow to handle the transaction payment. Legitimate escrow-services are not fraudulent. But sellers that use any escrow-service for an expensive vehicle may not realize that the buyer pretty much holds all the cards. This fake escrow service example was uncovered by Internet Scammers blog. This article is very good reading for anyone selling a car that is considering using escrow to get paid. A buyer could get jammed up by a…

Doc’s Used Car Buying And Selling Internet Guide

doc's quality cars blog posts

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!…

Green Dot MoneyPak Scamming Internet Car Shoppers

Green Dot Moneypak used to scam internet buyers

Fraudsters are now using Green Dot Moneypak for payment on non-existent vehicles Recently a Millersville man thinking he was buying a 2002 Ford Explorer for $2000 fell victim to this scam. From Lancaster Online: “A Millersville Borough resident fell for an online scam, paying $2,000 for a used SUV owned by an Army National Guard member in Utah and getting nothing, borough police said. The victim, who lives in the 100 block of Manor Avenue, responded to a Craigslist ad for a 2002 Ford Explorer. He exchanged emails with the…

Fraudsters Taking Advantage Of NEW eBay Layout

New eBay Motors Vehicle Page Layout

Look at these NEW and Improved eBay Motors Vehicle Listing Pages. eBay Features a New item page layout with a NEW Photo Magnification Feature that is really cool. But the vehicle search that is also NEW no longer allows searching by a car’s year only. To search this new eBay Motors layout you must select a Make and Model First before selecting a year. This new layout and search is apparently in BETA and rolled out sporadically to test it. If you don’t see the new search page this link…

Suspected Internet Car Scams for 04/28/2013

2009 Infiniti eBay 261207777570 JNKCV66E39M722717

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!

Another eBay Motors Fraud Victim Bites The Dust

Warning Scams Ahead

Why do folks go search the net for vehicle scam advice AFTER they have been had? Folks, do your Homework FIRST Before Buying! Actual email Doc received from another Internet motor vehicle fraud victim who lost $20,000 to a cleverly baited bank wire transfer scam: On January 31, 2013, I saw an Ebay listing #290854462760 for a Toyota Highlander. The listing said to contact the seller via email [email protected] I contacted the seller and he agreed to sell me the 2008 Highlander Hybrid for $20,000 On February 8, the Seller…

eBay Deadbeat Bidders It’s NOT SOLD Until It’s PAID

eBay Motors Deadbeat Car Bidders A Car Is NOT Sold Until It's Paid For!

eBay considers a Car SOLD when it’s auction ends with a winning bidder, or someone hits the BUY NOW Button. In the real world a vehicle is not sold until the deal is done and paid for! eBay advertises a FREE Car Listing on eBay Motors. If it sells pay only a successful transaction fee. On the average that successful transaction fee is $125. Which is a fair deal if the automobile transaction is successfully closed and paid for. “But from what i have personally experienced and read on eBay’s…

eBay Removing Archived Dirty Laundry Forum Posts

eBay Pinkslap Award

It seems that eBay is hell bent on keeping it’s members thinking they are safe, by controlling the discussions on their community forums Recently there have been reports of pulled current topics and posts, with the poster receiving the famous “eBay pink slap” and even permanent discussion posting banishment. Rather than fix the fundamental problems with the website, eBay apparently prefers to hide (or attempts to hide) good information that would benefit both buyers and sellers, in the format of archived eBay forums discussion posts that were easily found by…

Update On Scammers Using eBay Buyer Protection

The eBay Warehouse

Doc has noticed scammers are now also using Amazons brand name targeting car buyers in the net. eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection is still the preferred method. To qualify for this VPP protection you MUST be a REGISTERED eBay Member, and either Officially Win an Auction on eBay Motors, OR through purchasing a Vehicle by clicking the BUY NOW Button on a legitimate eBay Motors Fixed Price BUY NOW Listing! Furthermore. Let it be known that there is only one eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection plan (VPP), and that is provided by…

Fraudulent eBay Motors VPP Site newart-pub

newart-pub.com fraudulent eBay vehicle protection website

Doc was searching for an eBay VPP Logo image for a posting and stumbled across this apparent scam website www.newart-pub.com. According to a who is look up it was just launched today. Websites like this are usually set up with someones stolen identity and credit card. One thing for sure is, this website is NOT eBay Motors and eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection does not contain most of the wording this one does.  This is the Legitimate eBay Motors VPP Program. Also here is another post i did regarding another VPP…

Bought A Used Car But Didn’t Receive It’s Title

Bought A Car With NO Title

Times are tough – and lots of car dealers are folding up left and right. It’s a very tough business and only the real strong will survive. If you buy your next vehicle on eBay Motors. It comes with their Vehicle Purchase Protection Program that covers up to $50K USD at no extra cost. VPP is not intended to replace good old common sense. You should ask the seller any questions that you are concerned about, request more photos, purchase a CarFax report, and i strongly recommend scheduling an inspection…

Beware Of eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection Scams

Example eBay Motors Vehicle Identity Theft Scam Invoice For SUV Payment

Beware of fraudsters offering unrealistically low priced cars trucks vans suvs motorcycles on eBay Motors and elsewhere on the net. Scammers are also running fraudulent second chance offers that could steal your money and identity. Despite the hiding of eBay user id’s, fraudsters are somehow offering phony second chance offers. It seems like every time the ecommerce giant fixes something, or adds another feature, they hose something else up in the process. Fraudsters hustling eBay members is nothing new. It’s been going on for several years that we know of.…