eBay Seller TopsAndWheels Defrauds Car Buyers

eBay Seller TopsAndWheels Defrauded Used Car Buyers

eBay Used Car Seller TopsAndWheels AKA Tropical Automotive, operated by Lisandra Gutierrez, listed as the business owner, and her husband, Anthony Zafarino, face multiple fraud and grand theft charges, including aggravated white collar crime. The couple is accused of raking in approximately $300,000 from lenders, a partnering car dealer and unsuspecting car buyers across the country looking for an online deal. As investigators delved into the case last summer, they noted 33 complaints against Tropical Automotive logged with the Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles. Fleeced buyers came from…

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Bad Car Dealers All eBay Cares About Is Seller’s Fees

eBay Inc Bad Seller

Whatever Happened To eBay Trust And Community Values? It’s our opinion all that matters to eBay Inc is their sellers fees! We have blogged about this eBay Motors car dealer seller twice before. The seller is alleged to be have been suspended (NARU in eBay speak) but comes back again and again and again. And is allowed to freely register new sellers accounts. Once again we suggest eBay enable ID Verify for vehicle sellers that are new and have no track record. Doc went through the ID Verify process back…

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eBay VPP & AIA Stalling Car Buyers No Title Claim

eBay VPP & AIA Stalling Car Buyers No Title Claim

Another Crappy Car Deal On eBay Motors. Buyer receives car but does not receive it’s title. Buyer files claim with eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection for a covered claim. It’s been nearly four months since buying the car. eBay and their insurer Auction Insurance Agency of Birmingham AL is stalling the claim. This is another crappy deal that’s killing the last tiny bit of credibility and trust the motors website once had. From the eBay Motors Discussion Board: I purchased a vehicle off ebay in early Dec 2014, received the vehicle…

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Altering Or Rolling Back An Exempt Odometer Is Illegal

exempt odometer tampering

Here’s an interesting topic on eBay Motors community forum about exempt vehicle odometer rollback. Same 1974 Honda CB550 as previously sold but with 29,950 less miles From the motors community forum: Motorcycle sold on ebay with 35,000 miles, on 1/24/15. Motorcycle currently listed for sale with 5,550 miles. Same motorcycle, same VIN#, same distinguishing marks. Just because an odometer is of exempt status (10 years old or older) federal law says it’s odometer will not be tampered with. It makes no mention or exception to altering an exempt motor vehicle.…

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Suspended eBay Car Dealers Creating NEW Accounts

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 conducting seminars to sign new car dealers up. Situations like this might explain why two of our social media sites are blocked by a robots.txt file. Someone don’t want the message to get out. The…

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No FREE Shipping From This eBay Car Dealer

1996 Eldorado Palm Beach Car Collector eBay

Another tale of woe from an eBay Motors Car Buyer Seller advertised FREE Shipping with Buy It Now on this gorgeous 1996 Cadillac Eldorado ESC. Buyer claims seller shipped the car COD. On another car recently sold, a Land Rover Freelander. The buyer negs the seller and says “Bad communication,13 days no title or car. tried to stick me with the shipping.“ Updated 08/15/2014: I see the mods pulled the below motors board post where this cars buyer posted about his bad experience buying on eBay Motors. Sweeping alleged bad…

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Restoring eBay Trust Using ID Verify & Ad Hoc

Birmingham Man Scammed eBay BMW

It is our opinion that enabling ID Verify for any eBay Vehicle Seller that is either NEW or has not established a selling track record, is a must to stop scammers listing non existent cars and ripping buyers off. Vehicles are the most costly scams on eBay! One car scam listing can net fraudsters many thousands of dollars! One eBay member has came up with an excellent idea to form ad hoc committees for all major categories in eBay. This would work by having volunteer specialists that know the product being sold…

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Solution To Stop Scammers Listing Cars On eBay

Don't Swallow The Sucker Bait!

Today we have 2 suspected eBay Motors car scams and a definite maybe. The 1st is this 2009 Jeep Wrangler X listed by dertj4444 for $5500 (181153967817). The next is this 2008 Chevy Tahoe LT that is listed by another new seller dhles2sw for only $11,350 (130923943932). In our personal opinion – the only way to stop eBay buyers from becoming victims of internet vehicle fraud would be requiring all new vehicle sellers with no proven track record of selling to be ID Verified. ID Verify would put the breaks on…

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