Vehicle Scam Topics Overwhelming eBay Motors Community Forum

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 forum was great! 🙄 The eBay Motors community forum over a decade ago was the best anywhere online to get any kind of car related advice. Motors was a vibrant community where regulars like myself…

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Doc’s eBay Motors Sucks Website 15 Year Anniversary Celebration

EBMS 15 Year Anniversary

Wow it’s hard to believe will be 15 years old early next year. Since 2004 this website blog and forum has advised consumers how to avoid used car internet phishing scams and sleazy sellers. However It’s not been easy fending off corporate reputation management hackers and trolls. 😆 Consumers should be alert when vehicle shopping on the net. Researching the vehicles listing legitimacy and condition are a priority. As a rule fraudsters no longer scream out buy it now with an unrealistic price. The whole idea with today’s fraudsters…

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Rise And Fall Of eBay Motors Credibility And Trust

Documentary What Happened To eBay Motors

Video documentary about how corporate short term gains and massive concealed auction fraud killed eBay Motors. The most trustworthy vehicle trading venue ever conceived on the Internet! eBay Motors original concept was to sell and complete your car sale on the motors website. It was a suspendable offense to lure a buyer off the motors site to make a deal. Sometime after John Donahoe took over as eBay CEO those rules were apparently relaxed. A new fee structure for car dealers was $50 per car, plus listing upgrades, with no…

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eBay Cash Register Goes Ka-ching Deadbeat Bidder

Another eBay Deadbeat Bidder

Another eBay Zero Feedback Member cost this Harley Davidson motorcycle seller $125.00. eBay loves scammers and deadbeat bidders that win auctions or click unprotected buy-now listings. Their cash register goes ka-ching and sends the seller an email congratulating them for a successful transaction. At that time the seller is charged a successful transaction service fee. For this sellers Harley Davidson 281368304356 it’s $125.00 fee! From the eBay Motors Forum: Wondering if anyone has had something like this happen to them. I had my Harley Davidson up for auction, with only…

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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…

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Joseph Stalin’s 1937 Packard Listed On eBay

Joseph Stalin 1937 Packard Super 12 Limousine

The ABC7 I-Team uncovers a Russian mystery that stretches 5,000 miles and ends up in Illinois. A priceless gift from a ruthless dictator is in a local museum, and now, it’s causing an international incident. As the brutal Russian Premier Joseph Stalin clamped down on the Soviet Union, millions of his people were starving to death. Stalin was being chauffeured around in a custom, luxury, armored car. The I-Team unlocks how that priceless piece of history ended up in an Illinois museum, why federal prosecutors are involved, and the diplomatic…

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eBay Phishing Second Chance Offer Scams 07/06/13

2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited eBay Scam 221250331590

This is an example of severe abuse of the eBay motors system, and they are doing absolutely nothing to stop it! “Scammers are listing what i call “sucker bait scam cars” and are cancelling bids to keep the auction price low. They hope you will contact them for more photos or details. They also will work whatever bidders that have not been canceled with fake second chance offers. Just look at the bid history in these two new examples we have today. Scammers run a listing to completion and immediately…

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eBay Store ATO And 1970 Superbird $27,800

Google Safe Browsing Report For 05/28/2013

Today we have another hijacked eBay sellers account Or ATO in eBay speak. Mercedes Benz Of Elmbrook with 5 scam cars up and running. And yesterdays 1970 Superbird BIN for only $27,800 is up to $100,099 and be sure to check this ones bid history out. We also mention Google’s safe browsing report for which could have something to do with these ATO’s. It’s just another day on eBay Motors. Be sure to read our popular article “Used Car Buying And Selling Internet Advice” before committing to a vehicle…

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eBay Ending FREE History Reports For Motors Sellers

eBay Motors Announcing No FREE History Report For The High Rollers Club Members.

Are you a member of the eBay Motors High Rollers Club? According to this announcement taking effect 04/01/2012. eBay is no longer giving away it’s FREE Experian Auto Check history reports to sellers. Beginning April 1, 2012, eBay Motors will allow high-volume sellers – sellers that list 7 or more vehicles locally and/or nationally per calendar year – to subscribe to the vehicle history report provider of their choice, and will no longer automatically provide free vehicle history reports on every car and truck listing. High-volume sellers will have the…

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eBay False Bids – Profiting By Hiding Bidder ID

eBay Hiding Bidder Id's Protect The Scam Bidders - And Make eBay Money!

Another Seller crying about getting stung by an eBay Deadbeat Bidder. And It’s been that way for what seems like forever. Going to the eBay Forums and complaining accomplishes nothing. The regulars will tell you it’s your fault and tell you how to get a final value fee refund. But other than that your stuck like chuck for any Non Refundable listing or premium fees. In my personal opinion – eBay loves these deadbeats that make them money.

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eBay Motors Scam Buyer, eBay Profiting From Fraud

eBay Motors Discussion Board Community Support Member Salez4u

Anyone that’s spent any time reading the eBay boards knows about how Nigerian Scammers try and pull the old “Cashiers Check Overpayment Scam” on sellers. It’s nothing new for eBay Motors. The way this gig on eBay works is. Low volume sellers get 6 FREE Listings in a calendar year. If you get a bid, or a bid over your reserve price, eBay charges a $125 “successful transaction fee”. The same thing applies if you list the family sedan with the fixed price Buy Now format. If someone clicks that…

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eBay Motors Directors Of Misinformation Poor Advice

eBay Directors Of Misinformation

Doc observed this post on eBay’s Motors Discussion Board this morning from a buyer that apparently bought this 2010 Ford F-150 Pickup truck from a private seller, and was asking for advice how to pay for it and receive the title. One of the discussion board community support members told the guy to be sure the vehicle was titled in the eBay sellers account holders name. Talk about misinformation! What does having the title in the eBay account holders name have anything to do with proving who owns the vehicle?…

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eBay Employee Busted On Fraud Awareness Website

Are eBay's Ears Ringing

It’s interesting that someone behind eBay’s Corporate Network would be commenting on posts on this website. Though they usually go through a proxy server to hide their true identity. This commenter followed a link to one of our postings over from Cappnonymous forums (another thorn in eBay’s side) where someone posted a link to THIS POST we published a few months ago about a Harley Davidson that had it’s odometer tampered with. NetRange: – CIDR: OriginAS: NetName: EBAY-QA-IT-1 NetHandle: NET-216-113-160-0-1 Parent: NET-216-0-0-0-0 NetType: Direct Assignment RegDate: 2003-05-09…

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Chevy Tahoe eBay XSS Cross Site Scripting Fraud

eBay XSS JavaScript Cross Site Scripting

These are the same 2007 Chevy Tahoe Photos that scammers used last month to redirect potential car buyers OFF eBay to a Fraudsters Trap. One user lost $15,200 to the same scam last month. eBay told her it was an off eBay deal and they would not cover it under their Vehicle Purchase Program. She was even told by eBay’s Live Help it was legitimate and covered under their vehicle purchase protection program. That’s a lot of money to loose! Can you imaging making payments for several years because you never…

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Experian AutoCheck Scaring Car Buyers Off eBay

Experian Auto Check Vehicle History Reports

Absolutely drop dead gorgeous RED Volvo S60R AWD that was just traded on a new car. The trading dealer sold the car at auction, and the dealer that bought it has it up for auction on eBay Motors, Item number:140358772638. However the first thing a potential buyer sees when viewing the item page is the AutoCheck blurb up top saying it’s either a Repo, Theft, or Other Event Reported! Putting this verbiage  right up top before the sellers description is not a smart move by the eBay Motors team who…

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