Vehicle History Report Scam Targeting Consumers Selling Used Cars

Vehicle History Report Scam

The Federal Trade Commission issued a warning this month about vehicle history report scams tricking consumers into giving up their personal information. It’s a form of Phishing in an attempt to steal your personal information / identity. 😥 Beware con artists are everywhere! You get a call or text from someone who claims to be interested in buying your car. But first, the buyer wants to see your car’s history report. They ask you to get a vehicle history report from a specific website where you enter the VIN and…

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Falsely Flagged As Phishing Website Revokes SSL / TLS Cert

CloudFlare SSL Certificate Revoked After Domain Falsely Flagged For Phishing

For the second time in close to a year our CloudFlare supplied SSL security certificate was revoked. Like the 1st time, the rat fink targeted CloudFlare who provides our primary transport layer encryption certificate. Fortunately for us, we have backup certs installed on our server and were able to successfully switch to them while CloudFlare verified our credentials with their certificate authority. The false claim was eventually resolved. It’s really this simple – eBayMotorsSucks.com domain is fair use of the eBay trade name. This website does not solicit donations, run…

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Are Motor Vehicle Phishing Scams Still On eBay Motors

Suspeced eBay Phishing Car Scams 11/28/2014

eBay seems to be moving away from their eBay Motors Brand, and are changing their vehicle listing format to resemble eBay core. When looking at cars on the site, nowhere is the wording “eBay Motors.” Just last week it was discovered their eBay Motors Facebook business page had vanished. It’s my personal opinion that early scams and seller misrepresentation that went uncorrected for over 10 years has cooked eBay’s golden goose but good. They refuse to verify vehicle sellers before a listing goes live. If you didn’t know it, there…

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Two Romanians Convicted Of Bank Fraud Sentenced

FBI Report: Vehicle Purchase Protection Fraud

Deirdre M. Daly, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Kimberly K. Mertz, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced that two Romanian citizens were sentenced today by United States District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven for participating in an extensive Internet “phishing” scheme. Bogdan Boceanu, 30, was sentenced to 80 months of imprisonment, and Andrei Bolovan, 29, was sentenced to 27 months of imprisonment. A phishing scheme uses the Internet to target large numbers of unwary individuals, using fraud and…

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eBay Motors Vehicle Specific Phishing Scams 06/09/2013

2006 Corvette Z06 eBay Scam 281119103844

It’s been a busy weekend – the scammers have been really busy listing their phishing scams on eBay Motors. We start out with this 2009 Porsche Cayenne GTS that is offered by free00hl for only $20,000 (171055335055). Next is this 2008 Cadillac Escalade AWD for only $9,000 it’s for sale by htyr23e (121123894547). Next is this 2006 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 for only $19,000 by slk22san (281119103844) And these two stink like dead fish, and could very well be scams. 2009 Honda Odyssey EX-L Handicap Van, Google that vin to get…

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eBay Is Still Shooting Bloggers And Messengers

eComerceBytes.com Open DNS Phishing Warning - eComerceBytes Blog Blocked!

If you read my last post, you already know that eBay accused the Steiner’s of AuctionBytes / eCommerceBytes of running a phishing website. If you missed the beginning, click here to read yesterdays post. This morning to get this Open DNS warning that blog.ecommercebytes.com is blocked as a phishing website. I’m saying to myself, Hmmmm whats going on here? I cleared my cache and cookies and rebooted, but got the same result. Back in 2007 Fire Meg said it best when he wrote a blog post titled: Is Vladuz The…

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