Tag: Collector Car Phishing Scams

Example Car Scam From Our Archives – 1929 Ford Model A

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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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10 Years Watching eBay Car Scams & Auction Fraud

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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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Porsche Carrera & BMW eBay Phishing Car Scams

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2008 Porsche 911 eBay Suspected Scam 151072675122

This 2008 Porsche Carrera is priced at less than half of book value and smells like a phishing scam all over. Googling it’s VIN up shows the real owners for sale listing at roughly double what the eBay Motors listing price is. The other is a 2012 BMW X5 5.0 AWD with 34,000 clicks. The […]

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1954 Jaguar XK-120 Low Profile eBay Scam

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1954 Jaguar XK-120 Cached Ended Page

Doc had been following this Jaguar auction last month after a bidder posted a question on the eBay Motors discussion board. The discussion was actually about a classic Mercedes 190-SL that the seller also had listed. The thread was quite active and even most of the regulars thought the listing was legit. The seller had […]

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Beware Using Escrow For Motor Vehicle Transactions

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Vehicle Sellers Beware Of Escrow

This post is regarding a recent high dollar collector car sale that went horribly bad when the seller accepted escrow to handle the transaction payment. Legitimate escrow-services are not fraudulent. But sellers that use any escrow-service for an expensive vehicle may not realize that the buyer pretty much holds all the cards. This fake escrow […]

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