Tag: eBay Car Scams

Vehicle Scam Topics Overwhelming eBay Motors Community Forum

5:46 PM
vehicle scam topics ebay community

Apparently motor-vehicle scam topics are overwhelming eBay Motors community forum. There’s not much motor-head chatter or questions about cars and car parts etc that would normally be found in an automotive forum. Management must be trying to limit the car scam questions by pinning this post to the top. Gone are the days when this […]

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Never Accept PayPal Payment For Motor Vehicles

12:38 PM
PayPal Reversal Used Car

After taking a drive over to eBay’s selling forum, a poster claimed he sold his car on eBay Motors, and accepted PayPal for payment that was reversed. It’s a tough loss because PayPal does not cover motor vehicles. He took an initial PP $1,000 deposit, and “friends and family” sent him the balance, also by […]

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Why Do People Buy Cars Out-Of-State Without An Inspection?

10:16 AM
used car purchased out-of-state no inspection

Buying a used car out-of-state without having it inspected is a foolish buying decision. This is especially true for automobiles with salvage or rebuilt titles. Another unhappy car buyer is crying the blues over this 2016 Chevy Malibu that was in a flood. There’s a reason this car was bought at HALF of book value! […]

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Don’t Be A Gift Card Scam Victim This Holiday Season

12:22 PM
Gift Card Nissan Maxima Scam

Scammers are hustling the naive this Christmas using unreasonably low priced used cars as sucker bait. As Doc has reported many times, another person lost their money trying to buy a used car with eBay gift cards. This lady swallowed the hook on a 2010 Nissan Maxima on LetGo app. Her money is long gone! […]

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FBI IC3 Car Scam Warning 2018 – Don’t Be A Victim

5:56 PM
FBI IC3 Car Scam Warning 2018

Fraudulent Online Motor Vehicle Sales. The Federal Bureau Of Investigation IC3 is warning used car buyers to beware of internet fraud. Scammers are still, after all these years, praying on consumers looking for a bargain automobile. As an update to I-111414-PSA, released November 14, 2014, the FBI is issuing additional information and warnings regarding the […]

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Example Car Scam From Our Archives – 1929 Ford Model A

6:08 PM
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 […]

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Used Car Auction Cancelled For Too Many Bids

6:02 PM
1996 Honda Accord Auction Cancelled eBay

Imagine putting your Honda Accord up for auction and having the auctioneer cancel the bids? That’s what happened to Max Lanman who listed his fiances car on eBay Motors. Lanman a film producer, created a video to accompany his listing which apparently led to sport bidders wreaking havoc. 😥 From JapoNink: Last week, we all […]

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Suspended eBay Car Dealers Creating NEW Accounts

6:00 PM
bad sellers registering new accounts

Another eBay fraudulent seller. From this complaint on scamguard.com. The articles comments are saying this suspended seller is allowed back after suspension to register another eBay account. Doc has suggested eBay enable ID Verify for new vehicle sellers. It would stop a lot of this bad seller fraud. But we guess all they care about […]

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Silicone Valley Robots Block Censoring Naysayers

2:19 PM
robots block

The Silicone Valley “Good Ole Boy Club” must be severely ButtHurt. Two of Doc’s social networks are showing they are blocked by a robots.txt file. Doc’s Facebook page and YouTube channel is being blocked by a robots.txt exclusion file when performing an android device Google search. 🙁 We could possibly understand being blocked if we […]

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ID Verify Would Stop eBay Vehicle Phishing Scams

3:23 PM
eBay ID Verify stops fraud

Here are two eBay vehicle listings that are highly suspected to be fraudulent. Zero feedback sellers who tell bidders to contact them before placing their bid is big red flag . These two eBay Motors vehicle listings are highly suspicious to be fraudulent as both have common fraudster wording. It’s the lure of a low […]

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Automobile Phishing And Second Chance Offer Fraud

10:27 PM
2005 Ford F-250 Phishing Scam eBay 261227343439

Wonder if these phishing car scams will ever end? I have a hard time believing eBay don’t know these used car phishing scams are going on right under their nose! Is John Donahoe so hell bent on turning eBay into an Amazon clone that he just ignores eBay used auto sales? After all Amazon does […]

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Fraudster Hijacks eBay Car Dealer Lists Scam Auctions

5:23 PM
mstundon42@yahoo.com eBay Motors Automobile Scams

Today we feature an eBay Motors hijacked car dealers account where fraudsters have listed several scam cars. These scams feature two BMW’s, a Maserati, and a Chevy Tahoe. But the dealers legitimate listings “using the eBay motors dealer center template” also just plain stinks. Is that what eBay Motors staffers are teaching dealers at their […]

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Don’t Pay The Romanian Stupidity Tax

5:00 PM
Romanian Scam Alert

No one, it turns out, does Internet auction fraud like the Romanians. Bulgarians specialize in intellectual property theft; Ukraine is a leader in online credit card crime; the Russians have a profitable niche in Internet dating fraud. But when it comes to online auctions, particularly for big-ticket items such as cars that can yield $5,000 […]

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