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eBay Motors motor vehicle specific sales observations, including auto parts and accessories. Topics include motor vehicle specific consumer fraud awareness advice. Buyer and seller disputes and related topics of interest.

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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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…
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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 NOS OEM Parts Seller MC004 Ended Item Blues

AC NOS Not Vented Gas Cap

We start out today with a topic about an eBay Motors parts seller that offers OEM Collector Car Parts for sale on eBay This seller just had TWO auctions ended because the listing title had “NOT VENTED” (as in the style of gas cap it was) in the title. Once again here is more living…
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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…
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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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Porsche Carrera & BMW eBay Phishing Car Scams

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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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Hubcap Joe Marketing eBay Autos With Cheezy Rear View Mirror Placards

eBay motors rear-view mirror marketing placards

As eBay’s Niche motor vehicle sales venue is hemorrhaging licensed dealers, insider Hubcap Joe is peddling cheesy rear view mirror placards. As a licensed dealer, wouldn’t you rather have a CarFax Certified marketing placard on your cars? It’s nobody’s fault but eBay’s that their Motors marketplace has turned into the most untrustworthy automobile used car…
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Phishing Scams Continue On eBay NO END In Sight!

Know The Internet Car Scam Warning Signs

Fraudsters are up bright and early listing their phishing auctions. Every day it seems there are new FREE seller accounts registered with high dollar vehicles listed for sale. “Yep every vehicle seller gets SIX FREE listings in a 12 month period. They burn up the account and come back for more under another ID. It’s…
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eBay Motors Phishing Scams 06/26/2013

2011 Jeep Wrangler Sport eBay Scam 171065427171

Is that your stolen money?? Sure took a lot of effort for Romanian police to break that fraudsters apartment door down! The scammers keep coming back to eBay Motors and listing new fraudulent car listings daily. We got a good lineup of car scams in today’s video. This 2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport 4×4 offered…
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eBay Suspected Vehicle Phishing Scams 06/22/2013

2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-550 eBay Scam 62k 171063122117

It appears car scammers are focusing on using Amazon.com as their preferred fraudulent sellers agent. I have noticed a big increase of ‘amazon.’ in my sites search keywords and key phrases. It’s obvious they are targeting eBay motors less this month by my sites search queries. But regardless there are still scams being listed on…
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eBay Suspected Phishing Car Scams 06/21/2013

eBay XSS Redirect Security Vulnerability

These used trucks up for auction on eBay Motors are too good to be true used vehicle deals. Your money will be stolen in the blink of an eye if you swallow the fraudsters sucker bait. We start out with this 2010 Audi A5 2.0L Quattro that just smells phishey (251293192571). Next is this 2006…
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eBay Suspected Vehicle Phishing Scams 06/19/2013

Never Contact eBay Seller By External Email!

I thought our friends at eBay Motors were paying attention? These two suspected scams have all the markings of phishing fraud intended to hook some sucker. Vehicle price advertised is unrealistically low, sellers are advertising an external email address to contact them at, and threatening to cancel bids if buyers don’t contact them first. (eBay…
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eBay Motors Weekend Phishing Scams 06/15/2013

eBay Motors Weekend Phishing Scams

eBay has done good pulling scams the past two days. But it’s the weekend and the scammers are out phishing for suckers on eBay Motors as usual! We start out with this 2007 Mercedes-Benz S-Class that is listed by ahrumshin for only $18,650 (171058487652). Next is this 2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty FX4 listed by…
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Restoring eBay Trust Using ID Verify & Ad Hoc

Birmingham Man Scammed eBay BMW

It is our opinion that enabling ID Verify for any eBay Vehicle Seller that is either NEW or has not established a selling track record, is a must to stop scammers listing non existent cars and ripping buyers off. Vehicles are the most costly scams on eBay! One car scam listing can net fraudsters many…
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