Browsing: Motor Vehicle Fraud

eBay Motors Alleged Sunken Boat Results In Lawsuit

Sunken Boat Nobody Hurt But The Insurance Company

Seller in Alabama auctions used boat on eBay Motors with an Insurance Company title. Buyer claims the boat visited Davey Jones Locker (was sunk) and files lawsuit in Florida. Seller claims there were no title disclosures (rebuilt or salvage) when he bought the boat at another auction. I’m not too familiar with boats, other than […]

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Example Car Scam From Our Archives – 1929 Ford Model A

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

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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Restoring Community Values & Trust Will Make eBay Great Again

eBay Community Founders Statement 1996

Back in 1999 Doc started building his reputation as an eBay seller. He offered quality Florida retiree used car trade-ins. eBay provided an exciting new way to sell used cars worldwide and was a huge hit. New markets were created where there were none. He shipped some cars he sold and other delivery’s were what […]

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Deadbeat Bidders Still Wreaking Havoc On eBay

eBay Motors Deadbeat Bidders still a problem in 2017

Deadbeat Bidders are apparently still a problem for eBay Motors car sellers. It’s been 13 years since we first observed deadbeat bidders wreak havoc on vehicle sellers. And judging from this sellers warning nothing’s changed. Today after clicking on a classic car listing in a Facebook group the first thing we saw was the below […]

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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 […]

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Amazon Craigslist eBay Protection Plan Fraud Alert

Brand Fraud Vehicle Scam Example

Consumer FRAUD Alert: Beware of popular online venue brand names being used fraudulently to steal your money and your identity. Popular brands like Amazon and eBay are a scammers favorite target! Brand Fraud is being committed by scammers offering unbelievably low prices on automobiles, electronics, jewelry, vacations. You name it – there is a scam […]

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ChargeBack Vehicle Titled Property Costs Seller $8500

ChargeBack On Motor Vehicle Titled Property Costs Seller $8500

From TV8 LasVegasNOW: Boat Seller defrauded of $8500 after buyer filed a fraudulent ChargeBack on used Boat sold on eBay Motors. Most credit card companies will not chargeback on “Titled Property” but this one did. It cost this eBay seller her boat and money. Only accept Bank to Bank Wire Transfer for Motor Vehicle Sales! […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Norway Buyer Claims 1978 Caddy Limo Misrepresented

Norway Buyer Claims 1978 Caddy Lime Misrepresented

Export Car Buyer From Norway claims this 1978 Cadillac Fleetwood Limousine bought from an eBay Seller was Misrepresented! After receiving the vehicle he is claiming it is a piece of junk. Buyer claims the cars mileage was misrepresented. Said it runs real rough at idle (burnt valves possibly.) Lousy quick paint job. Photos link. From […]

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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. […]

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eBay Using Jquery To Hide Sellers Descriptions

eBay Hiding Sellers Description

Looks like eBay is testing another change to their marketplace To view an items description a buyer must click a button located where the description text or html is normally located. The description with any additional images or html code then pops up in a jquery fancybox. If you didn’t know it. eBay sellers descriptions […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Why Used Motor Vehicles Should Be Sold AS-IS

1991 TOYOTA MR2 Why Sell AS-IS

It’s best to sell your used car truck van motorcycle boat etc AS-IS With NO Warranty expressed or implied. Buyers no doubt will find faults on used automobiles. This opens the door to sale price renegotiation or threats of legal action. No matter how good of condition you think your used car is in. A […]

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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. […]

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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. […]

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Where Did Our eBay Motors Forum Buddies Go

Community Forums Need YOU!

There used to be such great people on here and now it seems no one posts for days at a time. Is anyone left out there? That was a recent question asked on eBay’s Motors Forum. One poster said “People are scared to post in case they get slapped. Wishing someone Happy Birthday can get […]

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Motor Vehicle Credit Card ChargeBack On Titled Property Reversed

Reversing Credit Card Chargeback Motor Vehicle

This eBay Top Rated Seller in good standing since 2010 sold his 2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 4×4 pickup truck on eBay Motors. Seller accepted PayPal for the full purchase price. Buyer later attempted a chargeback. But in the end the good guys won! Seller claims the buyer (a licensed dealer) paid an initial deposit. Then […]

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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 […]

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eBay Motors Customer Support Unbelievably Rude

Should I Sell My Car On eBay?

Another tale of woe from the eBay Motors community forum Here is a seller who just found out the hard way he was enrolled in the eBay motors high volume sellers club. “From the motors forum: I received six free listings in 2013 for national vehicle sales and used them. I pushed the relist button […]

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