Amazon Craigslist eBay Protection Plan Fraud Alert

Brand Fraud Vehicle Scam Example

Consumer FRAUD Alert: Beware of popular online venue brand names being used fraudulently to steal your money and your identity. Popular brands like Amazon and eBay are a scammers favorite target! Brand Fraud is being committed by scammers offering unbelievably low prices on automobiles, electronics, jewelry, vacations. You name it – there is a scam running online for it using a popular brand name as the seller. Smartphone apps like OfferUp and Letgo are being used to rip off local item sellers. Sellers are being robbed, and even murdered for…

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eBay Car Scams Phishing “Sucker Bait” 06/08/2013

Beware Of Internet Vehicle Bank Wire Deposit Phishing Scams

Here are today’s automobile phishing scam listings on eBay Motors They are ALL “NEW” ZERO (0) FEEDBACK SELLERS (SCAMMERS). I prefer to call these type of listing sucker bait. Fraudsters are listing non-existent bait cars in an attempt to hook a sucker and reel em in with fraudulent emails. We start with this 2005 Grand Cherokee Laredo that is listed by “loimp33” for only $4400 (181154570583). Next is this 2005 Toyota Tundra Limited that looks gorgeous for only $4800 by “11.oil” (221237905277). Next is this 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe Z-71 for…

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ZERO Feedback Seller eBay Car Scams 06/04/2013

eBay ZERO Feedback Car Seller Fraud ~ Don't Loose Your Money AND Get Phished At The Same Time!

Here is a good video lineup of suspected car scams for today We start with this 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4×4 for sale by ssg205 for $21,500 (221236015577). Next is this 2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE for only $9,000 by uiop46q (281117032232). Next is this 2010 Toyota Prius that looks legitimate – but it’s owner is in Florida not Brooklyn NY as advertised. It is offered by sharr99 (330934677616). Next is this 2008 GMC Sierra pickup offered by ther44 (271217455237). And last is this 2007 GMC Sierra…

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The RED Flags Of A Fraudulent Internet Car Listing

Red Flags Of Fraudulent Car Listings

Here is another video Doc produced to point out the RED Flags of an Internet Car Scam! New seller with no feedback, Auto Check shows the cars last known location is in California, but the seller is located in Iowa. The listing is asking buyers to contact the seller to buy it for $22,000, and is saying not to bid. If you are car shopping on the net, I suggest you search Google for the cars VIN which should be on the listing:  5UXZV8C50BL417925 (example search). Look for other websites…

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Export Kuwait Used Car Buyer Loses $23K In Bank Wire Transfer Scam

Export Car Buyer Defrauded Dodge Challenger eBay

This export car buyer from Kuwait was scammed out of $23,600 after legitimately buying this late model Dodge Challenger on eBay. Seller contacted buyer who wire transferred the funds to sellers bank account. Seller later claimed his girlfriend stole the money. Vehicle purchase protection program (VPP) refused to pay the buyers claim, saying the buyer is not in the USA or Canada! 😥 From this Motors forum post: Cant get the car i bought Mar 1, 2013 03:14 PM I bought a car from eBay, after i sent the payment…

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eBay Motors VIN Decoder Still Allows All Zeros

A Grey Market Vehicles State Assigned VIN

If you go to any professional car sales website such as AutoTrader.com or Cars.com and try to enter 17, 0’s, or 1’s, etc for the ID Number of your car, the system will reject it as an invalid Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). But not on eBay Motors. You enter the vin of your car and if the system does not recognize it as a current standard vin vehicle legally sold in the US (1981 to present) you can just put in 17 0’s or 1’s, etc, and the system will…

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Bought A Used Car But Didn’t Receive It’s Title

Bought A Car With NO Title

Times are tough – and lots of car dealers are folding up left and right. It’s a very tough business and only the real strong will survive. If you buy your next vehicle on eBay Motors. It comes with their Vehicle Purchase Protection Program that covers up to $50K USD at no extra cost. VPP is not intended to replace good old common sense. You should ask the seller any questions that you are concerned about, request more photos, purchase a CarFax report, and i strongly recommend scheduling an inspection…

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Beware Of eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection Scams

Example eBay Motors Vehicle Identity Theft Scam Invoice For SUV Payment

Beware of fraudsters offering unrealistically low priced cars trucks vans suvs motorcycles on eBay Motors and elsewhere on the net. Scammers are also running fraudulent second chance offers that could steal your money and identity. Despite the hiding of eBay user id’s, fraudsters are somehow offering phony second chance offers. It seems like every time the ecommerce giant fixes something, or adds another feature, they hose something else up in the process. Fraudsters hustling eBay members is nothing new. It’s been going on for several years that we know of.…

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