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eBay and ConsumerAffairs saved me from a scam. I had answered an ad in a local paper in The Villages, FL for a 1993 Ford truck. I called the number, ** & left a message. About 10 days later I get a text advising me her aunt was the actual owner and email her at **. Caryn answered my emailed with a wonderful description. "Condition of the truck is excellent, no mechanical problems, very well maintained, never wrecked or involved in an accident, title clear, legally under my name, 69,035 actual mileage, 4x4, 8 cyl, automatic transmission, 5.0L engine size, burgundy exterior, gray interior. The price is $2,456." She said she got the truck in a divorce settlement & didn't need it, so selling ASAP. I replied wanted to see the truck, requesting a time to see it or meet her. She promptly sent me 12 pictures and stated the truck was in Enid, Oklahoma as after divorce she got a job there.
The truck was in a warehouse all packed up for shipping & the deal was through eBay Motors. I said I would purchase so promptly an email arrived in my personal email with invoice & instructions to pay with eBay gift cards in $500 increments as that was the limit on gift cards. Everything looked authentic. Called the 866-466-0567 eBay number on the invoice. It was answered eBay Support by Mary ** and she assured me the seller was only using eBay Motors for the shipping due to eBay protection, thus no listing on eBay auction website.
I then googled eBay Motors complaints and read your reviews. I called my husband, fortunately caught him just as he was about to get the cards to purchase. I located the real eBay support number 866-540-3229, spoke to Joyce who confirmed this is a scam. She had me forward my emails from Caryn to eBay at email@example.com. I called Mary back at the fake eBay number asking to speak with her supervisor, she said hold and then hung up. DO NOT FALL FOR THIS SCAM. Thank you ConsumerAffairs and eBay as I am truly grateful. I had purchased about 70 items from eBay, mostly collectibles and car parts, and I knew they always contacted me thru my eBay inbox and then confirmed to my personal email, WATCH OUT FOR ADS IN RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES AND FOR CARYN ** AND MARY **. AGAIN THANK YOU CONSUMERAFFAIRS AND EBAY.
I'm just adding this to confirm what appears to be an ongoing scam - possible abuse to be aware of when using eBay for buying cars. I found a car that sounded a bit too good to be true - necessary details were missing or were on the vague side, so I contacted the seller via email. She gave me the same story I'm seeing here: she was in the medical military service, going to be deployed shortly, and that's why the car was selling for such a great price. Then she asked me for personal info that she would give to eBay, so they could contact me with the transaction details. After reading the stories listed here, my experience was too familiar to those where people had been scammed. So - thank you for this website! I dodged the bullet.
Responded to an ad yesterday on the internet looking for local sales. I cannot recall for sure the exact site as I only wrote the contact number for her. It was most likely Craigslist, Aiken SC or Augusta, GA. Got a response in a little while from a person identifying herself as Martha, husband just died and has bad memories and just want to get rid of it. Sent me a link to view all the photos of it as there were none on the ad itself. Later she tells me she has moved to her hometown of Omaha, Nebraska and eBay is handling the sale for her. I went ahead with it as it sounded like a great deal and did not want to miss an opportunity. I got an invoice from eBay for the vehicle today and it appears to be legit, but too many unanswered questions!!! Called eBay support and got someone in Asia so I just hung up.
As a previous buyer on eBay Motors and buying 2 previous cars, I wanted to share a recent bad experience I had and was not resolved with eBay dispute resolution process. I bought a BMW on eBay, used the vehicle autocheck history option to check on the vehicle history, accidents, water damage and more. I was also told by the owner that it was "well maintained" and serviced. He said that there was nothing to worry about as eBay has a great reputation for selling quality cars. Well unfortunately, the car looked amazing, but was never maintained.
The service records for my "well serviced" were completely empty and not performed. I also was notified by the dealership that the vehicle was also in fact involved in an accident. I contacted eBay, as I was upset over several issues and was told because the car was 10 yrs. old... Tough luck! eBay said the only thing I could do was write negative feedback! What a joke. My advice, buy local, take it to a mechanic and have it thoroughly inspected. No more eBay Motors for me.
Someone hacked into my account and bought a camera and had it sent to P.O. Box which I thought wasn't allowed. The camera was not paid for and it was sent to a state that was 1000 miles from my house. eBay shut me down and still refuses to find this guy, it's not just eBay motors that suck. It's all of eBay. It's like talking to a robot that has no emotion or feelings and they still refuse to let me back on. I have bought 5 cars from eBay and 3 of them were a scam that cost me more money. That got me nowhere.
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I cannot believe I fell for the online scam of purchasing a vehicle. I am in desperate need of a car. I had a little money saved up and this car seemed too good to be true. And it was. It was a 2009 Honda Accord. Through many emails the girl finally said she was on base going through training, I live not far from a military base and asked could I meet her (I thought she was there. She had a local telephone number). She said she was at another base and the car was there with her but she would ship it to me as soon as I paid. I had an uneasy feeling about the whole but paid without doing any more research. Then she asked for more money, that's when I looked into and I got scammed. :(
I called my bank to try and stop the transaction. I put in a claim and the bank told me to go to Walmart where I did the MoneyGram and ask if they could stop it, but it was too late. So be on the lookout for a Theresa ** and the so called eBay agents Clark ** and Adrian **. And be on the lookout for a Alicia **, she claims to be selling 2003 Nissan Altima (she didn't get my money). She wanted to be paid with prepaid cards, I didn't fall for her trick.
I live in Kentucky & purchased a vehicle in Michigan. To title a vehicle in Kentucky you have to have a AFFIDAVIT OF TOTAL CONSIDERATION GIVEN FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE double notarized of signatures both buyer & seller. My seller won't respond & Ebay won't help as I have the title which is worthless without the affidavit... Spent 4 hours on the phone with Ebay. No one that I could talk to could get that I haven’t received the documents necessary to get clear title? Buyer Protection? It’s a bad joke… The last supervisor I spoke with allowed I could part it out to recoup my loss? Somebody needs to be sued for misinformation!! What protection? I'm a 15 year Ebayer with 1100 feedback of 100%. Not a business!!! Unbelievable I could find myself in this position.
I like many people here feel robbed after going thru the experience on buying a car thru eBay motors. Like everyone else here I received an email offering a car for sale and as always this person was in the armed forces and I believe it and I send $2500.00. This eBay agent who is obvious was not, now I am trying to call him at the number he gave me and he does not answer. I do not understand how eBay allow someone to use their logo and prey on people and rob them of their hard earn money. Now I am not sure how am I going to get the money back. I called eBay and they told me they were not responsible and I called MoneyGram and they told me they were not responsible so that is why I am writing in here to see if anyone can help me or tell if they were able to get their money back.
This is a scam. eBay Motors isn't real. I tried to purchase a car from an ad on Craigslist. 2007 Toyota Camry for 1500.00. They had me moneygram the money. Then once they received that, they asked me to send an additional 1,000.00 for insurance. That raised a red flag. The seller was emailing me and the eBay protection had a phone number that also called me. It was a scam though. Do not send them your money. eBay agent name was Earl ** and the supposed seller name is Esther **. Be on lookout. I'm pissed. I'm about to be put out of my home and still have no car. Why didn't I do my research. I'm so upset.
This place is a SCAM. I purchased a vehicle from them on their 99 No Reserve eBay auction. I provided my down payment and got the dealer paperwork. We were in the same state so my bank would only do a draft wire and they would not accept that. When the owner John found this out he threatened me that I had until Friday to pay or I would not get my deposit back. I pulled cash and tried to make arrangements to meet with him and finish the transaction. He was not available and said he would not be around until Monday. I told him that was not going to work for me and he is now in breach of his agreement.
He quickly called me and stated in a verbal conversation that he would refund my deposit and wanted to cancel the transaction because he wasn't available as long as I left him positive feedback on eBay. I agreed but never saw my refund. Three days later he text me and asked if I still wanted the car. I said no and asked where my refund was. He said he was still unavailable to refund. He then turned it over to eBay saying I never paid. I left him negative feedback on eBay but he was able to get them to remove it because he gave me a chance to purchase the vehicle 4 days after his deadline. He is hiding behind eBay, eBay Motors, and Paypal to run his fraudulent business.
Fraud car selling. This woman posted a 2007 Rav4 Toyota saying her husband died and it just had bad memories for her. Sent me an invoice from eBay buyer protection telling me I needed to pay with ebay gift cards. Looked real. Glad I went to ebay site and checked the 1-866 number. Also ebay says they never have you pay with gift cards.
I saw a listing for a 2004 Nissan Maxima on this app called letgo. I emailed the supposed owner named Barbara ** asking for more details. This is the reply that I got: "Hi, I have received your email regarding the 2004 Nissan Maxima. The car has 72,301 miles 3.5L liter V6.engine. The car is in perfect condition with clear title, no accidents, no liens or loans and it has just been completely serviced. The engine runs very good and the automatic transmission shifts perfectly. The price for the car is $1.500 (including delivery and handling to your address). I'm selling this car because my child of only 26 years died 2 months ago in a bike accident. The car belonged to my son and it brings me bad memories and that's the reason I want to sell it.
Me and my husband travel a lot with our business and we want to make this deal through eBay Motors (Buyer Protection Program), so if you're interested in purchasing the car just reply me your full name, full address, phone number and email address so I can notify eBay. Once that is done, they will contact you in the next 12 hours to explain the entire procedure. Here you have pictures. God Bless you and your family."
I felt so bad about her son supposedly passing away. I replied with my details and gave my condolences even. Thank goodness I made sure to check ConsumerAffairs and saw that there were several other people who experienced the same thing, and they got the same story about a couple with a son passing away and having to use eBay Motors instead.
Because I had given my details, I received an email from (supposedly eBay Motors), they used the email address that ended in mail.com, totally not legit. If you look at the PDF that they sent me, you would totally think it was legit, but it's not. Part of the document stated, "Payment must be completed using MoneyGram Money Transfer "10 Minutes" Service. Payment must be sent to the eBay Motors Agent in charge of this transaction. The eBay Motors Agent named Martin ** will secure your payment until you receive, inspect and agree to the condition of the item." That's a total red flag, didn't even ask for my credit details, asking for payment via MoneyGram. It's so sad that there are people out there who would do this, cheat other people of their hard earned money. BEWARE!!!
I wish I had looked at this before I got scammed. I purchased a car from a woman through Craigslist. After making all the arrangements with her, she even gave me the Vin # and I ran a Carfax on the vehicle that came through clean. I got an email from eBay Motors. Sent them $2,000 yesterday for the car and then got a verification today that the payment had cleared but I needed to send them another $1,000 today to insure the vehicle for delivery and they would give me cash back when the car was delivered. I called the trucking company they gave me and they told me that I was being scammed because they insure the car until it is delivered. In the process of trying to get my money back so I can purchase a car. My car was totaled and my rental is only good until Feb. 11th through my insurance company. I feel like such a fool. Will never deal with Craigslist or eBay of any kind ever again.
The car was supposed to be needing a tuneup and brakes bled to be a driver. However, the transmission is banging while the car idles. The engine has squealing crank bearings. The entire brake system needs an overhaul. The steering flies over to one side while driving. The engine is leaking antifreeze (ad says rebuilt engine). The car has an electrical short and battery dies if parked for about an hour. Nothing in the car works, heater, blower, headlights, power windows, all dead... My estimate is about $3500 just to make it a driver.
I tried to get a car from eBay motors and, there's no other way to explain it is I got scam by some man name Micheal **. He told me that he was my agent on my car that I wanted to buy. I told him my I'd # and he said it was a Nissan 2004 for 1.000 dollars. He informed me that they did not use bank accounts just a card called OneVanilla debit card, I should of seen that as a Red Flag, but didn't. So I tried calling him back. He answered and I told him my name and he hung up on me. So I knew right then I got scammed. So if you try to buy a car off Craigslist and for some reason they go through eBay then (STOP) the deal cause there's no such thing.
Lesson people if you talk to a guy and it through Craigslist and then find yourself talking to someone name Micheal ** hang up the phone, bad business with him. He is fake and trying to steal your money. His # is suppose to be through eBay cause that's the way it answers. DON'T call this # 866-266-7007 he will take your money. I really don't see how eBay lets this keep going on unless they are in it too. eBay motors is fraudulent. Stay away from it. They got me for 1.000.00 dollars.
This past spring I purchased a 2007 lexus ls 460, Off ebay motors. This was a bid auction on a car that the seller, Bryan ** owner of Extreme Motors Miami, FL. Said the car was excellent inside and out. After winning bid, Which I suspect insider bidding the price up. A month later shows up after shipping. Car would not even start, Then all parts of the interior were melted from the heat. The carpet has a hole worn to the floorboards. Then I noticed the paint on the hood, top and trunk were all damaged from the sun. A whitish hue.
Plus he said everything worked as it should. The Right rear door has a burned out fuse, Plus a missing lug nut and many parts to remove a tire were missing. This is from a person saying the car was excellent condition. If you intend on making a buy from this person beware and have it inspected as his word is less than nothing. He hides flaws by a HD camera with filters, So a Inspection will be Important. When the car will not even start this seller is a crook, Bryan **, Extreme motors. Beware no fuel in the tank among all else ouch. Plus ebay motors would not allow me to post a comment on the seller, As they protect him for his fees.
Bought a hardtop convertible. Ad says car was in perfect shape. Be assured this car is perfect... Well it arrived and convertible does not work. Took it to Chrysler and they find hydraulic fluid in the trunk and under the backseat... $2,200. Talked to seller and they say that can't be. We replaced the pump... Ooops. Anyway called eBay. Motor vehicle specialist didn't even know what a convertible was. Really? Filed a claim. They reject it. Escalated it and they point me towards a clause that says option associated with a trim package are not covered. OMG. I guess a hatchback would be a trim package option.
My only recourse is bad feedback but if you read you know there is no way that does anything. I have bought 4 cars so through them so guess 75% is as good as it gets. I would recommend not buying without inspection... I would also at this point say eBay doesn't have qualified people or anything close to what they say they do for buyer protection.
eBay has a feedback system where buyers can give sellers a feedback; whether positive, negative or neutral. This method is supposed to give buyers an idea about how trustworthy each seller is. Well, this method is fraudulent and misleading because sellers can remove the feedback they don't like by claiming that the particular buyer (who wrote the negative feedback) didn't pay them. By opening a "no payment" case with eBay, the seller can remove the negative remarks and put a negative mark on the buyer's account (i.e. form of retaliation).
I contacted eBay about this car that I bought from a dealer in FL who had a 100% positive feedback on eBay when the car had numerous unlisted defects. eBay didn't do anything to protect me. They said that they will only intervene if the car was a total wreck and couldn't be driven. When I gave the seller a negative feedback, he opened a "no payment" case against me and was able to remove my feedback, even though that I paid him by a wire transfer, in full. I sent copies of all of my documents to eBay to prove my case, but the most they did was removing the negative mark from my account. I was not able to write a feedback on the seller who continues to enjoy a 100% positive feedback on his account and continues to run away with his lies.
I was recently shopping around for a car. I found this beautiful car on an app called "OfferUp". I messaged the seller and he said he posted the car for his sister and gave me her gmail. I emailed her asking about the vehicle which was listed for $1000 and this is what she replied to me with. "Hi, I have received your email regarding the 2003 Nissan Murano SE. The car has 87k miles, 3.5L V6 engine. The car is in perfect condition with clear title, no accidents, no liens or loans and it has just been completely serviced. The engine runs very good and the automatic transmission shifts perfectly. The price for the car is $1,000 (including delivery and handling to your address). I'm selling this car because my child of only 23 years died 2 months ago in a bike accident, the car belonged to my son and it brings me bad memories and that's the reason I want to sell it.
"Me and my husband travel a lot with our business and we want to make this deal through eBay Motors (Buyer Protection Program), so if you're interested in purchasing the car just reply me your full name, full address, phone number and email address so I can notify eBay. Once that is done, they will contact you in the next 12 hours to explain the entire procedure".
eBay Motors emailed me telling me about the deal and how they would hold the money and I'll have 5 days to decide if I wanted it or not and if not they would pick the car back up free of charge with full refund. So I emailed the seller asking for a mobile number so me and my dad could talk to her and she said she was around her boss and couldn't talk on the phone. Then I asked the next day (today) if she could provide me with a number. Her excuse this time was that she was at work and couldn't talk on the phone. I asked her when her next off day would be and she told me that she only get 3 days off each month 10, 11, 12. She started to tell me to let her know whether or not I wanted to go through with the deal because she had 3 other potential buyers.
I did some research on Google real fast and was like "If I purchase a vehicle online through eBay motors and don't receive the vehicle could I sue?" Then ConsumerAffairs came up and I was going through a couple stories and found one very similar to mines. Same bad memory of child's death story. Only difference is they used 26 and this person used 23. So I contacted eBay customer service and let them know what was going on through their company. If it wasn't for ConsumerAffairs I would have been out of $1000. Don't fall for the spams guys.
We purchased the 97-10 Ford Explorer Mercury Mazda 4.0L SOHC Engine Timing Chain Kit VIN E K #**. Purchased on Jan 16th 2016. Went bad August 6th 2016. Warranty stated 1 year. Contacted the seller and they have refused to reply and ignored several attempts to resolve this. When we tried to repurchase the product the seller (topcn-autoparts) had already blocked us. Clearly they intended to sell bad product and then not warrant them when they fail. Stay away from topcn-autoparts ON EBAY. THEY ARE VERY BAD SELLERS AND CROOKS!
We were told as seller with service case # ** by Resolution supervisor to call on certain day and the case will be closed in our favor. Of course we called twice after that phone call to make sure that is what it says in the system. Was told "yes that is true" and when we called that day, resolution department doesn't want to honor this promise which we have the Service request number and left us with no choice at all. Don't trust Ebay supervisors and don't trust them whey they give you case # which doesn't mean anything. Bunch of non-reliable people. Amazon is much better.
I bought an RV off Craig's list which cost me $2000 dollars. Then was told l needed to send another $1500 to cover the shipping cost for insurance but would get it back. Well guess what - no RV and no more money. Now the same RV is showing up in Columbus Ohio for same price and same number to call. Have filed complaint and waiting to file charges.
A week ago I decided to look on Craigslist for a truck. I did find a 2003 Blk Silverado 1500 for $1,800, 114165 thousand miles. The whole nine... Clear title, great paintwork, garage kept. While checking the ConsumerAffairs site I saw a comment from another person who actually had the same experience as I did. Below is the email I received from a Barbara **... the seller. Everything was all a LIE! Please read below...
"I have received your email regarding the 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT with only 114165 miles. The truck is in perfect condition with clear title, no accidents, no liens or loans and it has just been completely serviced. Never had or need any paint/body work done, garaged keep always, without any mechanical problems, tires and wheels are in great shape as well, electric is working perfectly. The engine runs very good and the automatic transmission shifts perfectly. The price for the truck is $1,800 (including delivery and handling to your address).
I'm selling this truck because my child of only 26 years died 2 months ago in a bike accident, the truck belonged to my son and it brings me bad memories and that's the reason I want to sell it. Me and my husband travel a lot with our business and we want to make this deal through eBay, so if you're interested in purchasing the truck just reply me your full name, full address and phone number, so I can notify eBay. Once that is done, they will contact you in the next 24 hours to explain the entire procedure."
If it wasn't for the comments on ConsumerAffairs I probably would have been scammed by this person. I received at least 5 emails from her. She came across extremely anxious. She told me that I will receive an email or call from eBay motor in 24 hrs, the email came about 30 mins later no calls. Something about the contract seemed fishy, no credit card required (red flag). I leave a paper trail with any contract dealing with money. I'm thankful for this site. Fortunately I lost no money but want to warned anyone checking Craigslist looking to spend your honest money on pathetic criminals. Be extremely careful if it sounds too good it probably is. This person has to be danger who uses a lie about a child death to scam hardworking people out of their hard earned money.
I "purchased" a car from a eBay seller who was rated very highly on her profile WITH eBay. Ada ** was stationed in Hickman AFB in Hawaii and her car she was selling was located in Offutt AFB in Nebraska. I ran a check on the Vin # of the car and it was indeed owned by military personnel and was located in Nebraska. I also checked with eBay customer service who assured me that this was a LEGIT offer and that I was indeed covered by the buyer/seller protection plan. (I have copies of all the emails.) I sent my money, it was tracked and confirmed received, and I was notified that the car was in transit. I would be notified by the transport when they were close to my location so I could sign the paperwork and take ownership of the car.
NO CAR - NO REIMBURSEMENT... Don't trust anyone from the military who is selling their car and DON'T TRUST EBAY MOTORS!!! I have filed a complaint with the BBB and the NCDOJ. I called the consumer services number for eBay and the lady verified she worked for eBay. But when she found out I wanted to talk to her supervisor regarding this transaction, she hung up. I'm beginning to think eBay has a hacker who works on their payroll. They need to clean house and clean up their act. Shame on you eBay Motors!
When looking at cars or other parts, you list a price, then put your best offer. I have bid on several cars when they have a reserve set, then when it gets down to the last 5 minutes and I am high bidder, the item is said pulled by seller. Then a week or 2 later same car with a higher reserve is on it. Also if an item is priced at example $100 OBO, if I want to bid $75, it says must enter $101 to bid. That's not proper business nor is that what you are advertising. You are advertising that the item will go to highest bidder when there is no reserve. If it's $100 reserve, then say so.
The seller eBay handle Autotowncars AKA Dealership Name Globe Trading Financing Inc. AKA seller's actual name Ignatios ** is a crook who lied and scammed and robbed me. I bought a car he had listed on eBay. The ad said it was in "excellent condition." He told me I had to leave feedback before he would ship my car. He wanted me to leave feedback on something I had not received. This was the first red flag. I contacted eBay immediately. They said that was not right nor allowed. I contacted eBay also before sending my cashier's payment to the business Globe Trading Financing Inc. They assured me protection under their vehicle protection program. I felt reassured and then decided to mail my payment. Had I had known all of what transpired I would have never done such a thing.
I decided to drive 15 hours away to Florida to see this car that I was not allowed to have unless I left feedback. So I drove out there to see it. When I got to the dealership the dealer said my car was at a storage facility thirty min away and man who sold it to me was over not there. Upon further research and a little driving around I saw my car parked right around the corner. So they lied. I called eBay again to tell them what was going on - they agreed this was suspicious. I called the man and we wanted to meet him at his lot 3 PM. I went and waited by the car that was never moved. At 3 PM I walked over there. This man was never present. The other man Michael had the title in his hand. I asked for it and he handed it to me. He got the keys and walked over to the car that was there all along.
They had to jump it to start it. All these lights in the dash were on. The overheating light, the ABS light, the airbag light. It finally started and was on almost no fuel. We wanted to test drive it. We needed gas in it. So we told him we were driving it to the gas station to get gas. When I say we I am referring to me and my mother. My mother was with me the whole time.
First of all this car's ad says it was in excellent condition. It most certainly is not. The inside of the passenger door panel is all falling off. The bottom of the car is rusted out. The back window seal is not a seal - it's more like some thick glop of black goo all around it. It has sun damage on paint. It feels like it is going to fall apart when you drive it. The passenger door will not open. The key gets stuck in the ignition. The brakes feel like they don't work and are about to completely not work at all. It barely can stop. It will not drive in D, only in T which I have no idea why. It is leaking coolant everywhere, overheating and I have no idea what else is wrong with it. It is a complete lemon car. I think it needs something underneath because it literally feels like it is going to fall apart.
I knew immediately I do not want this hunk of junk. Then the car died at the gas station while getting gas. I called the police because when I called the man and told him I do not want it he won't respond to me. The police come and I meet them at the dealership. I drove the rental over. My mom stayed with the crappy broke down car at the gas station. The police officer told me this was a civil matter and unfortunately because the lack of laws in Florida regarding vehicles this happens all the time. This was the first time I got to meet this man as he was across the street at another dealership hiding. I begged and pleaded for him to give me my money back that I am a mother of three children and I needed a car that was reliable not something like this that is pretty much just a lemon car. I paid over 4,000 after everything was said and done. For what? To be ripped off!
Then I left and my aunt called me, told me about buyers remorse. Said I had three days to change my mind, told me to call the police back. I called the police back. This time I got the guy's legal name. The whole time he was avoiding telling me. I even questioned it with eBay who said it was okay because they were a dealer. Well now I know his legal name Ignatios **. If I had known that prior I could of googled him. I googled his business and could not find anything negative. But I googled his name after finding it out and turns out he has three other rip off reports on him.
Again I was told it was a civil matter. I then was looking over the title with my mom later that evening and realized he did me dirty that way too. On the title the dealer can reassign it up to three times. The last time was where he signed as the seller and left it blank for me the buyer. However the reassignment just above that was where carfax was the seller and sold it to his dealership. The problem is he never signed as the purchaser for that transaction. It was left blank. So technically according to this title he sold me something he didn't even own. The sale was void. I didn't want this vehicle anyway. I tried texting and calling about it and he just threatened me.
The last time I was at the dealership he told the cops he wanted no trespassing put on me because I brought the police to his business multiple times and it was not good for business. I never felt so much anger towards someone before. I did not lash out at him or curse. Instead I cried my eyes so hard my chest hurt. I thought I was going to have a heart attack. I could not believe someone could be so cold I was in such disbelief. I was angry and hurt. I hope no one ever has to feel the way I did. It was completely horrible.
I went up to the police station and asked them if an officer could accompany me back to the dealership so I could show him the title and get my money back since it was not a valid sale or get him to sign it so I could at least resell or fix this junk vehicle. The police officer told that it was a civil matter and he would not send an officer with me. I told him about the no trespassing. I did not want to go to jail. That was the only thing that could make this nightmare worse.
The police officer literally told me that there are 298 officers in the town and everyone does things their own way. That there was a 50/50 chance of me being arrested. I could not believe this. I had to try. I took my mom with me and we went up there later on. What happened next was even worse. I went up there and asked for my money back. He told me no and I wasn't suppose to be there. I told him he hadn't signed the title the sale was not valid. He reached out for it. I asked him to sign it and make it a legitimate sale so I could at least get tags when I got home. The tag company I went to in Florida said he had to sign it so I could get tags.
He didn't give the title back to me. He told me to leave or I would be arrested for trespassing. He kept the title. So now I have a broke down lemon car and no title. I called the MVA in my state and I need the title to tag the vehicle no exceptions. I have notified the department of motor vehicles in Florida of his illicit business practices and hopefully they will go after his bond. He ripped me off of over $4000. It was not right. It was not fair.
I have notified eBay relentlessly and have been seeking their help as well. I have notified the Better Business Bureau, the federal consumer protection agency, the internet crimes division, the police, the social media, the press, and I have sought after legal counsel. I stand by my feedback and this seller should not even be allowed on eBay and has no business selling cars either. I hope he loses his business license after this. To know I am not the first person to be scammed by this man is very sad. I hope I can prevent this from happening to others. I pray he finds God and one day changes his ways. I have been praying on this and that is the only thing helping me through this nightmare.
I would like to be refunded for the $299 deposit I paid via PayPal with a credit card, the $3546 cashiers check I provided, the shipping cost of $495- cashiers check (cost of shipping the vehicle from Fort Lauderdale to Maryland), and the cost of my hotel stay in Fort Lauderdale $199 via credit card, cost of the vehicle rental to drive to Fort Lauderdale to pick my car up which was $81.84 via credit card and the gas to and from which rounded down is $200.00. I am asking for a refund of $4,820.84. If I cannot be refunded for the hotel stay, rental car and gas I understand but I think it is more than fair I be at least refunded the full total price I paid for the vehicle plus the shipping charges I had to incur which totals $4,340.00. eBay should refund me.
They tried saying because the vehicle is over 10 years old it isn't covered. I don't have a title. It should be covered. They promised protection all along and made me feel safe and secure about this transaction and now they are not helping. eBay stop helping criminals defraud people and instead stand behind your consumers you promise to protect.
I made mistake and ordered one of these cheap HID kits from "trusted" eBay seller. One of the ballasts didn't work right away so I had to buy replacement from my local store (didn't have time to wait for replacement shipped from eBay), while another lasted only 2 rides and died off as well. Bulbs came without reflector housings - meaning I ended up blinding all drivers in the area. The whole kit was of much worse quality than I expected, even though I didn't hope for much. I ended up buying both new ballasts and DIY reflectors and spent hours and extra $ just trying to make the whole thing work, which is way far from advertised plug and play design. This kit was major disappointment and headache. On top of everything seller refused to issue a refund and closed the case for me so that I couldn't even leave the feedback. Whatever you do beware of usautopart4u scam!
I seen this ad on Craigslist for a 2004 Honda Accord. With 86,000 miles for only $1500. So I email them about it. ** she told me that her husband and son was in a car wreck and both of them died. She wanted to sell that car because it brought back too many memories. That I need to send my name, my address and phone number. So I did and not even 5 mins I received a email from eBay motors. Say I needed to download the invoice and read it. So it had a place where I could chat with somebody. The name popped up as Anna **, she gave me more info and I downloaded the invoice. It said I needed to buy 3 $500 iTunes cards and send them a picture of it which I did not.
So later on I was to ask more info just to see if I would talk to somebody different. Nope same person's name popped up Anna **.. So I asked her why the iTunes cards and she said that they have a contract with Apple blah blah blah... I told if the car wasn't what I wanted then I couldn't return the cards and she said that they would send a check or money order. Then I told her that it's just weird that I ended up talking to her again I never get anybody else. Then told her that I was going to contact the BBB and then she left the chat. No reply, no nothing... This is so a scam so don't do it... Because I was about to do it and I would of been out of $1500. Something needs to be done to whoever this is. We work hard for our money and she is just sitting there sucking in all these people's money. SMH.
Please read this. This is a scam with a lot of victims! I replied to an ad on Craig's list for a 2007 Honda CRV. Jessica ** replied back and said her son of only 26 years died in a bike accident, that the car belonged to him and brought her bad memories. She told me she only wanted $2,000.00 for the car with only 93,000 miles on it. She said that it was in eBay motors warehouse #11 in Lynnwood Washington and that someone else had agreed to purchase the car from out of state and it would be shipped to me at no additional charge, as she had already paid shipping for that person. She said her and her husband travel for work and the deal would be done through eBay motors for the protection of both me and her.
I agreed to purchase the vehicle from her and an email from a FRAUDULENT eBay motors was sent with instruction to purchase $2,000.00 in eBay gift cards, which they required I pay for in cash, no debit or credit cards to cover their criminal tracks. Luckily I did no such thing after I read some of the reviews on this website from people who have already given her money for the same car, and other vehicles she is scamming people with. I want everyone to know that I have contacted the FBI on the behalf of all the people who have given this woman their money, and I strongly, strongly suggest that anyone who has been victimized by her do the same at fbi.org/contact us. Scroll down on the page until you see a link for their internet crimes division.
Give them any information, no matter how vague, that you have, what website you found her posting on, her phone number, her email address, a description of what happened, how much money she took from you, the name of this website where they can find more victims, anything you can give them. If the FBI receives enough of these complaints they will be forced to make this case a priority and the sooner you will get your money back and she will be brought to justice. This makes me very angry that any human would concoct such a vile lie in order to steal from trusting and empathic citizens. I really hope all of you that have been scammed, and those who are about to be scammed do as I did and contact the FBI. You don't need a lawyer, once she is in prison where she belongs you will be reimbursed. The best way to make sure that happens is to contact the FBI directly, and remember don't go after eBay motors.
What she sent you was not from them. It was a FRAUDULENT email, eBay motors had nothing to do with this scam. I wish you all the best, and together we can get justice. God bless you, and be careful. If something seems too good to be true, it probably is. Even if they use such evil methods to fool you. Be well, and good luck I've got your back and I will help you fight to ensure she meets the justice she deserves! One more thing, it is very important that you KEEP ALL receipts, emails, and any other evidence you might have!
My wife and stepdaughter purchased a vehicle advertised on the eBay Motors website and the ad stated that the transaction was covered by their Buyer Protection Plan. All steps were followed, yet the vehicle never arrived. eBay claims it was a scam and won't honor their Buyer Protection Plan as stated on the web page.
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