Doc has noticed scammers are now also using Amazons brand name targeting car buyers in the net. eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection is still the preferred method.
To qualify for this VPP protection you MUST be a REGISTEREDeBay Member, and either Officially Win an Auction on eBay Motors, OR through purchasing a Vehicle by clicking the BUY NOW Button on a legitimate eBay Motors Fixed Price BUY NOW Listing!
Furthermore. Let it be known that there is only one eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection plan (VPP), and that is provided by eBay for buyers of “some of the vehicles listed on eBay Motors“. Not all Years, Makes, and Models are covered.CLICK HERE FOR THE EBAY VPP FINE PRINT!
I get emails regularly from folks asking about Craigslist eBay VPP details. Now the scammers are using Amazon.com in their scams claiming Amazon holds the money, yada, yada, yada. This is a SCAM!
Neither eBay or Amazon act as escrow agents for sellers. If the VEHICLE PRICE IS DIRT CHEAP – IT’S A SCAM! If you fall for this scam you will loose your money! Plain and Simple!!
Be especially aware of any second chance offer you receive after loosing an auction, it could be fraudulent. Never send even a small deposit until you have confirmed the validity of the offer by contacting the seller through the eBay message center. If a second chance offer is not in your eBay MY Messages it could very well be fraudulent as well. Proceed with caution!
In this actual scammers eBay Invoice for a vehicle – the goal of the scam is to sucker the mark out of an $8450 deposit by bank wire transfer. This scam however has a double whammy twist to it – the fraudsters request you call a toll free number to confirm your purchase. Doing that will get your Identity Stolen as well as your money!
Just Beware These Scams Are VERY REAL And VERY DANGEROUS. If your not careful you could wind up making payments for years on a vehicle you never received and never owned!
Former eBay Motors PowerSeller and retired licensed Florida used car dealer with over 40 years experience in the business blogs about eBay. He shares helpful advice for motor vehicle buyers and sellers. Have questions or need help? Ask Doc!