It appears that only after the FBI Issued their warning about eBay’s VPP being used by Scammers to defraud the general public on eBay Motors Itself, Craigslist and other sites, did eBay throw up a bunch of warnings, including one on the eBay Motors home page. They will only warn you about fraud after being forced to by other means.
I suspect that eBay got word of this pending FBI VPP investigation. And in a desperate attempt to sweep the evidence i had collected under the rug, arranged for the devastating DdoS Attack on my server that took us offline for close to a month.
So beware if that car your found on eBay Motors, Craigslist, or anywhere else is priced too low to be for real. Scammers rely on Americans being greedy and thinking there scam is for real.
Also there is a strong possibility of Scammers accessing eBay Motors bidder info and sending false second chance offers to under bidders of closed auctions by franchised dealers.
If you can’t physically go look at and inspect a vehicle, or hire a 3rd party inspector to inspect that vehicle for you, DO NOT Send Payment for it. And whatever you do, don’t send money to an eBay Agent or send pmt by Western Union!
These Scammers are so slick.. They specialize in but one thing, Stealing YOUR Money and are very convincing! The false emails they send look real! See some examples here.
So Don’t fall for these scams and keep your money in the bank!
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!