It’s a new month and eBay suspected vehicle scams continue. This 2008 Porsche Carrera is priced at 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. Tell me that don’t stink like eBay Motors Dead Fish!
The other is a 2012 BMW X5 5.0 AWD with 34,000 clicks. The suspected scam price is only $36,000. Not a lot of info Googling this ones VIN but it was previously listed by the same seller and relisted. It has ran roughly 9 total days on eBay Motors. I wonder how many prospective buyers were phished on this deal? NADA market guides lists Rough trade in at $$44,900 with Clean retail at $54,475. This has Sucker Bait written all over it!
It’s interesting that eBay has been browsing my blog posts – not that i didn't expect it. I think they are more interested in Doing Damage Control than cleaning their Cyber ePay Toilet up! Their IP (22.214.171.124) one of many could be blocked – but why bother – hopefully they will take the constructive criticism properly and clean the dump up.
People are losing serious money to eBay Motors specific vehicle phishing scams. It’s human nature to want to get a great deal – but these scammers are pros at stealing folks money - a newbie to eBay motors will fall in the phish trap real quick. Lots of folks that get scammed are so embarrassed they don't report it to authorities..
Phishing scams like these two suspected examples has been going on at eBay Inc since before 2004 when i started documenting it. More evidence is here on our classic scam documentation page.
Further info is here on our forums – feel free to join in the conversation. ebaymotorssucks.com/forum/