Looks like someone over at eBay Motors has been busy pulling massive scam listings. Doc looked several times yesterday and didn’t find the 1st one, which is really good news for the consumer who could easily be taken advantage of.
It’s simply amazing the power that negative pr can produce. I’m sure eBay knew these scammers were ripping their vehicle shoppers to pieces, but had no motivation to police their website and remove the scams until we started producing narrated screen videos documenting the fraud (35 in 3 weeks). Showing not only the massive vehicle scams on eBay Motors, but in lots of cases the real owners car for sale listing elsewhere.
We also made many full sized screen captures of vehicle scam listings along with the scammers user profile screen grabs. They are available on our Google+ page.
Updated 05/14/2013: It appears i may have been wrong about eBay being the one that removed the most obvious blatant scams on the motors site.
Looking into this further it appears the scammers have been watching my videos, and modifying their listings to blend in. Actually if you get scammed in this day and age, it’s really nobody’s fault but your own. The net is not only infested with fraudsters, but it’s also a good source of information to teach people how to avoid scams.
eBay Motors Invoice Scam with a double whammy twist – fraudsters will steal your identity too!
eBay scam terms of sale ~ eBay does not do this transaction ~ don’t fall for it and get phished as well!
It’s just good Old Fashioned Greed and Ignorance that keep fueling these scammers, and they keep coming back for more!
Be sure to read my popular article Used Car Buying And Selling Internet Advice by a Retired Car Dealer, link above. The butt you save just might be your own!