Used Car Scams Still Running Just Like In 2004

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A discussion about eBay Motors told of this guys Porsche 911 that a scammer had stolen his photos and description and listed it the motors venue. Guy goes on to say that the listing ran to it’s completion bringing 60k. As like back in 2004 when ebms was founded, eBay did absolutely nothing. Someone’s going to get phished out of their money! This is totally irresponsible by the motors team…

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Don’t Be A Gift Card Scam Victim This Holiday Season

Gift Card Nissan Maxima Scam

Scammers are hustling the naive this Christmas using unreasonably low priced used cars as sucker bait. As Doc has reported many times, another person lost their money trying to buy a used car with eBay gift cards. This lady swallowed the hook on a 2010 Nissan Maxima on LetGo app. Her money is long gone! 😥 As it usually goes the seller claimed eBay Motors was handling the transaction. When…

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Craigslist Van Seller Cleans Victim Out Using eBay Gift Cards

Craigslist Gift Card Scam

It’s happened again, clever scammer cons car buyer into buying eBay gift cards. The car buyer fell for a too good to be true price, and lost his money. Craigslist has become the favorite venue to troll for suckers, and their pros at doing it! 😥 There is no such thing as a free lunch. And there is no bargain car in perfect condition with free shipping for half or…

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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 the auction presentation. Anonymous email addresses are still used today by scammers trying to hook…

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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 the motors discussion board: Item number 391019289987, Advertised as a MINT 32000 mile car, but…

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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…

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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 paid the balance with PayPal $10,000. Seller claims the buyer used his photos to list…

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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 member in Utah and getting nothing, borough police said. The victim, who lives in the…

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ID Verify Would Stop eBay Vehicle Phishing Scams

eBay ID Verify stops fraud

Here are two eBay vehicle listings that are highly suspected to be fraudulent. Zero feedback sellers who tell bidders to contact them before placing their bid is big red flag . These two eBay Motors vehicle listings are highly suspicious to be fraudulent as both have common fraudster wording. It’s the lure of a low bargain price that hooks victims every time. The 1st is this 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL550 4Matic…

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Another Victim Snared In An Internet Car Scam

Don't Fall Victim To Internet Car Scams

KJRH TV 2 Tulsa Oklahoma broke this story recently where a 20 year old girl fell for one of the oldest Internet car scams on the books This was the old eBay Motors vehicle protection scam that’s been around seemingly forever. A late model Nissan Altima for $1800 should have been a warning right there. But it’s often the lure of getting a really good deal that slays scam victims…

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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.…

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JavaScript XSS Cross Site Scripting Redirect Caught On Screen Video

eBay XSS Redirect Scam Video 01/20/2014

Watch as this scam listing and 2 others uses an uncorrected XSS Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability and whisks me off to a hacked website. Phishing Fraud and Identity Theft can then occur! Fraudsters hack a website and create a directory just above it’s public root. They then upload their scripts and images etc. Then plant their sucker bait and wait for a victim to swallow the hook. I know we have been…

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Fraudsters Taking Advantage Of NEW eBay Layout

New eBay Motors Vehicle Page Layout

Look at these NEW and Improved eBay Motors Vehicle Listing Pages. eBay Features a New item page layout with a NEW Photo Magnification Feature that is really cool. But the vehicle search that is also NEW no longer allows searching by a car’s year only. To search this new eBay Motors layout you must select a Make and Model First before selecting a year. This new layout and search is…

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eBay Still Not Removing Vehicle Phishing Scams

Example eBay Motors Vehicle Identity Theft Scam Invoice For SUV Payment

We reported these 5 vehicle phishing scams on the 9th of September, and they all ran to completion The fraudster is still active, and no doubt is working the bidders with fraudulent second chance offers. eBay Inc is enabling this fraud by allowing scammers to set up an unverified account and list high dollar vehicles for sale. And what’s even worse, in order to report scams like these you must…

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Suspected Internet Vehicle Phishing Scams 09/09/2013

Phishing Scams Listed On eBay Motors

It’s true some things never change. Doc took a drive over to eBay Motors and checked out today’s offerings. The second car he clicked on was an obvious phishing scam. What is it with eBay Motors Management that continues to allow scammers the run of the house? Sometimes i wonder if these are internal scams that eBay Inc is running to pad the bottom line? Don’t make a lot of…

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eBay Used Car Buyers Extort Money From Sellers

ebay feedback extortion

This Mustang GT Convertible was bought from a Florida seller about a year ago and shipped to Canton OH. The buyer is a collector car enthusiast, and as it usually is when you are in the car business it’s common to sell your driver and buy another. This car was in fantastic condition and 100% rust free coming from Florida. My friend (a cancer survivor) drove the car for a…

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eBay Still Allowing Blatant Vehicle Phishing Scams

Fraudulent eBay Motors Vehicle Terms Of Sale Policy

Alleged 0 feedback fraudulent sellers are still listing phishing sucker bait cars on eBay Motors and trolling for suckers. Here are our suspected used car scams for 08/10/2013. It’s been probably better than a month since i did an eBay Motors phishing scam video, and it appears nothing has changed. It’s really quite simple – the company want’s to keep putting on sales seminars to sign up more dealers to…

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eBay Suspected Vehicle Phishing Scams 07/14/2013

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We start out today’s article and video with this 2012 Aston Martin Virage Coupe that just smells phishy, and is sure to be a scam! Next is this 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG that smells fraudulent as well. Next is this 2011 Porsche 911 GT 3 that you can buy for only $65,000.. HeHeHeHe.. Next is this 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque that it’s vin ran down the real owner…

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eBay Suspected Vehicle Phishing Scams 07/11/2013

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Here are four stinks like dead phish car scams to avoid when vehicle shopping on the net. The 1st is this 2010 Cadillac CTS for only $16,000. Next is these two that are listed on what appears to be a hijacked eBay car dealers account. 2012 Mercedes-Benz E350 Cabriolet for only $30,000 and this 2012 Lexus RX 450h AWD for only $30,000. And last is this 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG…

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eBay Suspected Car Phishing Scams 07/10/2013

2012 GMC Yukon Denali Phishing Scam eBay 251302121697

Featured is this 2012 GMC Yukon Denali 4×4 for $25,000. And this 2011 BMW Z4 for $26,000. And this 2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid for only $ 34,000! Folks just beware that these are phishing scams and will cost you a small fortune if you swallow the sucker bait! Folks don’t swallow the sucker bait, hook, line, and sinker! Read Doc’s popular article “Used Car Buying And Selling Internet Advice” link…

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