Research The “What If’s” Before Losing Money Or Merchandise Online

fbi ic3

Have you lost money or merchandise online? Sadly you’re pretty much on your own. Most local police send failed internet transactions to the FBI’s IC3 website to file a complaint. Chances are you’ve went this route and never were followed up by the feds! 😥 The internet today is like the old wild-wild-west of yesteryear. A time where their was very few laws, and even less law enforcement. Just walking into a saloon and looking at an outlaw often put a bullet into a persons head. Sadly this is the…

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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…

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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…

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Another Victim Snared In An Internet Car Scam

Don't Fall Victim To Internet Car Scams

KJRH TV 2 Tulsa Oklahoma broke this story recently where a 20 year old girl fell for one of the oldest Internet car scams on the books This was the old eBay Motors vehicle protection scam that’s been around seemingly forever. A late model Nissan Altima for $1800 should have been a warning right there. But it’s often the lure of getting a really good deal that slays scam victims every time. Just becoming an adult, 20-year-old Lyndesy Parks decided to buy her first car. She went online and found…

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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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Cybercrime Ring Selling Non Existent Cars Busted

Cyber Crime Ring Busted Selling Non Existent Cars

A group of Eastern European men have been charged with running a multimillion-dollar scam through sites including eBay and Cars.com, prosecutors announced Thursday. Charges were unsealed against Romanian national Nicolae Popescu, currently a fugitive, along with five of his compatriots and one Albanian who also remain at large. U.S. law enforcement officials have issued alerts for the men through Interpol, the international police agency. Popescu, 33, is accused of leading a crime ring that placed fake listings on e-commerce websites including eBay, Cars.com, AutoTrader.com, and CycleTrader.com. The listings allegedly advertised…

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eBay Motors Internet Car Scams For 04/23/2013

2011 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 171028830170

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…

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2012 Honda Ridgeline eBay Motors Scam

Always Have A Vehicle Inspected Before Sending Money!

Here is today’s suspected eBay Motors scam listing. It’s a 2012 Honda Ridgeline 4X4 that has the usual scammer red flags all over it. The sellers account was probably set up with someones stolen identity and credit card. Take a tour with Doc as he shows you what to look for to avoid internet car scams. And be sure to read his article “Used Car Buying And Selling Internet Advice” Link above.

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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…

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eBay 2012 Range Rover Low Profile Scam

SCAM ALERT - Beware Of LOW PRICED Late Model Vehicles For Sale

Took less than 3 minutes to find this fine example of an eBay SUV Scam. 2012 Range Rover HSE Sport with only 12,000 miles advertised for sale for only $28,999! But look here at this listing where it brought $54,000 by what looks like its true owner. At least in this listing the vehicles eBay Auto Check history report shows both the Range Rover and it’s seller in Reno NV. Folks if you run across a steal of a deal like this – STOP and ask yourself, why is the…

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