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eBay Motors Car Scams

The birthplace of Internet car scams was on eBay in it’s early days. Trusting buyers were literally picked to the bone by fraudsters as corporate execs stuffed their pockets full of cash. Strong community fraud awareness would have prevented internet scams becoming the epidemic they are today.

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!…
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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! đŸ˜„ There is no such thing as a free lunch….
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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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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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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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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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%…
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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 –…
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eBay Suspected Vehicle Phishing Scams 07/14/2013

2011 Porsche 911 GT3 251303951949

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…
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eBay Suspected Vehicle Phishing Scams 07/11/2013

2009 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG 221252356305

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…
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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,…
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eBay Phishing Second Chance Offer Scams 07/06/13

2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited eBay Scam 221250331590

This is an example of severe abuse of the eBay motors system, and they are doing absolutely nothing to stop it! “Scammers are listing what i call “sucker bait scam cars” and are cancelling bids to keep the auction price low. They hope you will contact them for more photos or details. They also will…
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