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 100 block of Manor Avenue, responded to a Craigslist ad for a 2002 Ford Explorer. He exchanged emails with 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 4JGBF8GE7CA768348 for sale by eaglesrt8 Item number 151294012819. The 2nd is this 2011 Lexus GX460 Premium 4×4 JTJBM7FX2B5024068 for sale…

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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 every time. Just becoming an adult, 20-year-old Lyndesy Parks decided to buy her first car. She went online and found…

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Don’t Buy A Car Without An Inspection First

another eBay motors northern rust bucket

Here’s a Rusty Lexus SUV that was purchased online without a vehicle inspection. The word TRUST is a five letter word with no meaning. It’s imperative to inspect the vehicle first before purchasing on a long distance deal. Otherwise you might not be happy with the car you receive. Also a word to the wise about buying a car from the northeast area, or anywhere where they use rock salt and sodium chloride on the roads. We like to jokingly call these the rust bucket states. That rock salt just…

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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. But obviously corporate insiders were more interested in stuffing their pockets full of cash. Rather than working on long-term-goals that…

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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 reporting this kind of phishing fraud for more years than i can count. In our archives there are several other…

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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 apparently in BETA and rolled out sporadically to test it. If you don’t see the new search page this link…

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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 be a member. This is very bad business. If you are a newby to eBay and fall victim to phishing…

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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 sense when eBay could simply Enable ID Verify for any new seller who attempts to list a vehicle for sale.…

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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 year and in that time put 4500 miles on it. He told me a while back he sold it on…

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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 list cars at $50 per car, plus featured and reserve fees, etc. But they are still ignoring the phishing scams…

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Review Of eBay Kuwait Export Car Buyer Fraud

Kuwait eBay Motors Car Buyer Scammed Website Traffic From Kuwait

Today I noticed a lot of website traffic from Kuwait looking at an article i wrote back in March 2013 about a Kuwaiti export car buyer that was scammed out of $23K on eBay Motors. eBay Motors Management has no idea the huge amount of damage negative publicity like this does to their export car buying marketplace They refuse to verify vehicle sellers and allow anyone to set up an account and list an expensive motor vehicle for sale with no validation whatsoever. It’s my personal opinion that with John Donahoe,…

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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 this 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque that it’s vin ran down the real owner at Capital Ford in Raleigh NC. Next is this 2011 BMW 750i xDrive Base Sedan 4-Door 4.4L that is stinky…

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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 Lexus RX 450h AWD for only $30,000. And last is this 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG Roadster for only $20,000. Folks these are called Phishing Scams and if you inquire about a vehicle like these examples…

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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 above. The butt you save might just wind up being your own. 😉

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