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 eBay motors. Here is a big time phishing scam on this 2013 MERCEDES BENZ GL550 V8 for only $62,000! LOL! It is being offered for scam sale by another new 0 feedback suspected eBay Phisherman ‘wwmanley’ (171063122117). If you check this item number (251253394189) you will see it sold on April 07 2013 for $99,500.00. Anyone falling for this scam will loose a whole lot of money!
I suggest enabling ID Verify for any new ‘vehicle’ seller as it’s just too easy to register a new eBay sellers account with a phished credit card number and list a scam car like this, though i kind of doubt we will be seeing eBay put any kind of seller restrictions on vehicle sales any time soon.
Just be sure the deal is legitimate before being conned into sending payment for a vehicle.
Former eBay Motors PowerSeller and retired licensed Florida used car dealer with over 40 years experience in the business blogs about eBay. He shares helpful advice for motor vehicle buyers and sellers. Have questions or need help? Ask Doc!