PayPal Partner In Buyer Return Fraud With eBay Inc

PayPal ChargeBack NOT Safe For Sellers

Last week eBay announced it would be partnering with Adyen for marketplace payments. Doc wonders if PayPal is dumping eBay Inc because of marketplace buyer fraud? Doc has witnessed many consumers who lost large sums of money to PayPal ChargeBacks. Adyen probably has no idea what they are getting involved in leaping into bed with eBay Inc. Consumers are urged to trust PayPal for payments because it is safe. And it is safe 99% of the time for buyers on eBay marketplace. But PayPal is NOT SAFE for sellers who…

eBay Buyer Return Shipping Fraud Another Seller Scammed

eBay Buyer Fraud Example

Another case of eBay buyer fraud recently surfaced. This seller sold a set of speakers. As it often happens the buyer claimed the item was defective. Seller paid for return shipping and received a small bubble-mailer envelope. When he opened the package it contained a pair of well worn smartphone earbuds. Fortunately this seller has mastered social media and has around 31k YouTube subscribers. The seller produced this video telling his story. He also used flash cards to break down the eBay and PayPal plus shipping fees. Obviously he’s rightfully…

Yet Another eBay Cellphone Seller Scammed By Bad Buyer

cellphone seller ripped off

We’ve seen it before, eBay seller lists an expensive item, buyer claims it’s broken and PayPal issues a refund, seller receives some worthless junk item. This is corporate greed profiting from bad buyers. Keeping the sellers FVF and tacking on another 4% penalty! From the shipping and returns forum: I feel totally betrayed! I listed and sold an iPhone XS Max and the buyer said he received an 6+ and not the phone I had advertised so he requested a return. I replied that he was mistaken and that there…

4% Penalty For Mediated Auto Parts Returns Pads Bottom Line

Auto Parts Returns

So here’s a top rated auto parts seller on eBay Motors complaining about 4% penalty on returns. In this business the wrong part is often ordered that results in a return. Buyer does not want to pay return shipping, and opens a mediated claim. Seller is zinged with a 4% penalty, plus final value fees. 🙁 Seller claims he tries messaging buyers to be sure the part ordered will fit their car, but must ship the part within 24 hours to comply with eBay rules. Unfortunately in this short time…

Return Shipping Scam With NEW Twist Claims Another Victim

Return Shipping Scam

It’s the mediation final value fee plus another 4% penalty that keeps bad buyers coming back for more. This seller claims he sold a CPU to a new 0 feedback buyer that opened a SNAD claim. PayPal takes the money back from the seller, who is screwed at this point. FRAUD by eBay and PayPal who are profiting from sellers losses! 😥 The new twist with this return shipping scam is: Buyers don’t ship a different item back to seller, which provides proof of the fraudulent return. Go online and…

Seller Loses $6500 Embroidery Machine To Buyer Fraud

Seller loses $6500 embroidery machine buyer fraud eBay

This seller states he sold a $6500 embroidery machine on eBay and shipped to buyer. As it often happens buyer filed an Item Not as Described (SNAD) claim. Seller issued a return shipping label but when embroidery machine was returned an old machine was in the box. It’s yet another example of eBay buyer fraud! 😥 From the selling community forum: I recently sold a BRAND NEW $6500 embroidery machine. The customer had the machine for 2-3 days then opened a NOT AS DESCRIBED case. I sent return FedEx label…

Sick Of eBay Pandering To Scamming Buyers

Extorting Buyers Neg Defenseless Sellers On eBay

Another seller preaches to the crowd how he is being defrauded as scamming buyers are pandered to by eBay. Everyday there’s more buyer fraud going down! It is said credit card companies are to blame. When buyers do not get refunds they chargeback via their credit card company. Anyway ya look at it sellers are being shafted and eBay laughs all the way to the bank! Also I’ve read in INR and SNAD cases where buyers are refunded eBay does not return the sellers final value fee. Doc believes buyers…

eBay Buyers Continue Stealing Items From Sellers

iPhone Seller Defrauded By eBay PayPal Buyers

An occasional seller placed his iPhone 6 up for sale on eBay. As it often happens the buyer filed a Seller Not As Described claim (SNAD) with eBay who froze the funds in his PayPal account. Photo of damaged iPhone 6 eBay buyer sent to seller See the link below to the sellers website for full details on this failed eBay transaction. From DavidTarver.com: I found out the hard way that EBay is facilitating the theft of items people post for sale on their site. I just had an experience with…

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…

eBay Suspends DocsQualityCars Account As Fraud Runs Rampart

DocsQualityCars eBay Sellers Act Suspended

eBay Unjustly Suspended Docs Quality Cars Sellers Account along with a couple of board posting ID’s in January 2006. So in late 2010 he decided to register another account to buy a few small items. Naturally Doc was attracted to the Motors Forum and was chit chatting with the regulars he was friends with. Unfortunately for Doc he couldn’t resist helping out prospective buyers who were asking for advice about a car for sale. As usual suspected phishing scams were running right under their nose. And they couldn’t have Doc…

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…

Whatever Happened To Cappnonymous eBay Critic Blogger

Cappnonymous LOL Graphic

Cappnonymous was probably the best eBay critic blogger since 2006, but hasn’t been heard from since around 2014. He had a way of impaling John Donahoe and others with very damaging blog posts and videos. His YouTube channel was chock full with damaging eBay dirty laundry, but now is gone! 😥 This post is dedicated to Cappnonymous who regularly revealed eBay ‘code oops moments’ as hackers (Vladuz and others) phished site shoppers with alarming hacks and cracks. He was especially good at screen-capturing the methods hackers used to breach eBay…

eBay Managed Payments Opt-In Disables Accepting PayPal For Sellers

eBay Managed Payments Mucks Up PayPal

Here we go again.. Seems eBay decided they would handle the marketplace managed payments in house. Sellers opted in then discovered accepting PayPal was no longer possible. This reminds me of that Adyen payments debacle last month which prevented sellers from accepting PayPal. Maybe eBay Q3 earnings report will further flood the sinking ship. Execs will be abandoning ship! 🙄 From the eBay payments forum: Currently, signing up for Managed Payments means that your customers can no longer pay with Paypal, and Managed Payments will not handle Paypal payments until…

eBay No FVF Credit On SNAD Mediation Plus 4% Penalty

Savvy buyers looking for free merchandise flock to eBay file snad cases

As the once mighty ship eBay Inc takes on water – company execs are tossing sellers overboard to save themselves. Savvy buyers looking for free merchandise flock to eBay. Inept policies they enacted have become a monster gobbling up sellers final value fee credits on SNAD mediation. September a 4% penalty will be added. 🙁 On top of sellers loosing FVF refunds in SNAD cases eBay will tack on another 4% penalty fee in September. This new policy gives eBay further incentive to side with buyers on item not as…

eBay Ditching PayPal For Adyen Payments

eBay Chooses Adyen For Marketplace Payments Processor

Wonder what’s behind eBay dumping PayPal as it’s major payments processor? It is being reported Dutch company, Adyen will be the new payments processor for marketplace payments. Possibly PayPal is concerned about being a partner in eBay buyer return fraud? We’ve read horror stories about how sleazy eBay buyers are stealing money from eBay sellers in whats called return fraud. This kind of payments fraud goes something like this. Buyer purchases an iPhone from a new or occasional eBay seller. Seller ships item to buyer who either claims it did…