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I was looking for a handicap van for my elderly mother. You know the saying "If it's too good to be true, then it is". Believe it! I went on eBay Motors website looking for a van. I saw a 2008 Burgundy Dodge Caravan in Plano, Texas. It showed some good pictures! I emailed the supposed seller. A person by the name of Leora contacted me back. Gave me this spiel about her veteran husband getting injured in Iraq. How he is no longer here and how hard it was to talk about it! They lost their home and she have health issues, raising three kids with the help of her parent in the El Paso area. Thank God for to the internet; I checked the reviews!!!
Thanks to all who took the time to warn others! I also checked eBay agreement where it states they are not liable in certain situations. Do not deal with the sellers via emails, especially if you can't meet with the person and see the vehicle. ALWAYS took someone with you if you do! This is evil times. And it's sad that we have people that out to steal, rob, and deceive you via the Internet. The names and stories will change. Do not fall pretty to these evil people.
I went on Craigslist to buy a car from a owner. I found a white 2004 Toyota 4Runner for sale of $2000.00 in really good shape. Was contacted by who was supposed to be the owner, asked me to send $2000.00 thru eBay Motor Protection Co. I sent the money then a friend told me about eBay scamming practice so I called to get a refund which they promised, a guy picked up the phone listened for a minute and hung up. I called back but no answer. I wish I had known about this before I sent my hard earned money and I just sent it yesterday.
Found a 2005 Honda on Facebook Marketplace in my locality requesting I send an email to this person's aunt. Received email from her stating this was her daughter's car who had passed away and she had moved to a southern state and I live in the Midwest. I had to get $1000 in eBay cards and call number on email and they verified that the money was sent. Next day received email requesting an additional $600 for insurance to ship vehicle. Said I would receive the money back when car was delivered as I had 5 days to test vehicle before deciding. If I didn't want vehicle they would pick up free and refund my money. I checked on internet and see that this is a scam. Very disappointed. Any way I can get my money back from eBay cards???
When looking for a vehicle for my son, we came across what appeared to be a Louisiana-based site that sold cars. It was a 2004 Toyota Camry with 84K miles (garage-kept, clean, and in very good condition). The seller was “Jaymes **, a U.S. Air Force service member, stationed in Nebraska, but soon to be moving to Alaska.” We made contact with him last week, and received subsequent email responses on Saturday, 3/3/18 and today, 3/7/18. Ultimately we were told to use “CASH and purchase (2) $500 eBay Gift Cards, scratch the backsides off, and take photos of each, then reply to the sent email with this information!” In addition we were to “photo the eBay gift card receipts, provide the receiver name, address, and amount.”
They were to hold the payment until we were satisfied with the product... then “would receive further details regarding the shipping process after the payment confirmation” (seems out of order!?). Needless to say this sounded very suspicious, so Google searched “eBay Motors” and came across numerous negative reviews and complaints! We immediately ceased communications with “Jaymes!” Consumers BEWARE - do your company research! If it sounds too good to be true...then it probably is!
I am so glad to all you who posted the auto scam because I was just about to send my money. I seen on Craigslist a truck for 1000. I answered the text. The person selling the truck Eva ** her son responded to me through text and gave me her email. She said her husband just died 3 months ago and she can't stand to look at the truck so she's selling it through eBay. I am suppose to buy 2 eBay cards with 500 a piece. Give eBay the numbers and they will ship the truck to me in 3 days. I have 7 days to try out the truck and if I don't like it I can ship it back and Eva ** will pay for the shipping. How about that scam. Well eBay won't be getting my hard earned money TODAY. Thank you ALL.
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This place is horrible!! I paid what I thought for a car of 1000 and then they asked for more money! I was uneasy at first and that sealed it! I’m out a 1000 dollars. I am a single mom!! Scammers!! Don’t ever use this place!! Offer Up is also connected with this site!! Run from them both!!
I currently purchased a vehicle and they told me a story about a passing relative and asking for 1000 for insurance and I noticed it’s a scam based on other reviews based on the same story. Is there any way to get my money back??? I paid the 1000 this morning. Is it too late??
I was just recently ALMOST scammed by a "lady" named Olivia **. Her "nephew" had made a post about a 2005 Honda Accord for $1500 and listed an email address. She emailed me back and said it had 77,000 miles on it, never had paint/bodywork, was garage kept, all the electric worked and good tires. Said her husband suddenly passed away and it had too many bad memories and needed it gone asap. She said she just moved to another state and set it up thru eBay Motors so she didn't have to be present. I would send my money and they would deliver the car and I'd have five days to inspect it. Said she wouldn't get the money until I decided to purchase after inspection. Something just didn't feel right about it so I researched and found literally thousands of the same story! Beware if you come across Olivia **... Whoever it is almost got me for $1500!
I live in Spain and I love classic American cars from the 70th. I was looking into eBay Motors and found a nice 1978 Buick Rivera on auction. I was the high bidder and won the car. I got in contact with the seller the day after thru eBay's email system. I got the seller's bank details and I wired him the total of 5520 Dollars and as he lived near NY-port he promised to deliver the car to a shipper I found for shipping of the car to Spain. My shipper needed a copy of the Title of the car, but the seller never send it. I tried 11 days with lots of mails to get him to send me a copy to fulfill the shipper's needs. He said, as he is old school he could not do this, as he does not know how to scan and send the document.
He said he regrets the deal and promised to send my money back to my overseas account which he never did. I wrote lots and lots of emails to eBay help center and they could not help me, telling me to take contact with the police near to seller's address, which I did. The local officer said he will not help me, as he does not know who I am and anybody could call in there to make people trouble... I am a disabled person, saving a long time to fulfill me the dream of a classic car and now this happens to me. That leaves me with no car and no more money. I am crushed and despaired!
eBay allows fraud account holders to make purchases on their sites, without verifying their accounts and then holds sellers responsible when selling. eBay should improve their selling platform and protect their sellers.
I answered ad for 2004 Honda Accord on Craigslist last month. I should have known this is too good to be true. I needed this car for my disable son. The seller give me this sad story that her son died in car accident with his fiancé by the hands of an drunk driver. They copy eBay Motors websites down to the tee. Asked me to sent 1st $1500, then another day $1000 for insurance and shipping. This was my last bit of saving. The contact person name "Amanda **" pretended like she was making out the title for my son, all along no heart just playing me.
I always shop on eBay for miscellaneous items never had a fraud problems. This is a trusted site, so I let my guard down. Please I trying to closed these scammer down. I notified all the FTC and Fraud company to be on alert for these scammer. We have to stop them they needs to be prosecuted to the fullest. They will loses much more won't they are caught. No weapon form against me with ever prosper. This is written in the Bible.
Very similar to the other reviewers, wish I had found this page first! Husband found an RV on Craigslist and seller said they used eBay Motors to process payment to protect both of us. They said they were selling cheap because they were being deployed, (similar to other stories) and they would arrange shipping of the vehicle. Got an official looking email from eBay Motors giving instructions on payment which included Visa gift cards and emailing the information and photos of the cards to them. We sent the info and the next morning "eBay Motors" emailed and said they needed $1000 more for taxes and shipping but it would be refunded to us upon receipt of the vehicle.
This didn't make any sense to us so we started looking online and found this site where we found reviews that sounded just like us! We called Visa to see if the cards had been processed. 3 of the 4 cards were pending. Visa froze the unused card and said we could dispute the other 3 cards once the transactions were complete. I contacted the real eBay 1-866-540-3229 and they verified that it was not really them, (eBay doesn't use gift cards), and instructed us to email all correspondence to firstname.lastname@example.org. They assured us that they had created a file for us and would assist in our Visa dispute. Hopefully we will be able to recoup the rest of our money! Too good to be true!
Like the 142+ other reviews on this site, I have experienced a similar situation July 2017 in a potential purchase of a motorcycle. I went back and forth on the Craigslist email about wanting to meet in person to look at the motorcycle as it was located 3 hours away and I was going to be in town and that I needed a phone number and directions, they asked for us to use our email. Each time the person did not give name or phone number as requested and the last response said "Use your email", so I sent an email via my own and then I got the response like many others. If this sounds familiar to you... RUN as fast as you can, Do Not Continue the Dialog and Do Not Give Them Any Money!!!
2008 Honda Accord 82K miles on it. Knew it sounded too good to be true. You have to be a complete retard to sell a car like that for only 1,500. Anyway, you think these scammers would have the decency to at least change their story up once or twice? Lol. They must think we are dumb. It's a good little scam though. Everyone needs cars and everyone looking for a car is desperate. So kudos to them for that idea. The lady gave me the ** story about her dead son in a bike accident. Me, having no emotions, didn't feel even a gram of sympathy for said lady. I was more so intrigued to know if he "died" on a motorcycle or if he "died" on a bicycle. Anyway. Don't let these ** scam you out of your money because you're hungry for a car.
So my Husband is in the market for a used truck. He found a truck on Craigslist and it seemed good. He contacted the seller. She said she was in the Army and husband died and she was being deployed and wanted to sell the truck. My Husband is a retired disabled vet so he agreed to buy the truck for 1500.00. She told him eBay Motors was handling the sale and shipping was free because someone else had agreed to buy it and paid the shipping already.. All he had to do was get 3 $500.00 eBay gift cards and send them pictures of them. They would ship the truck and he had 5 days to decide if he wanted it or not, after 5 days if he wanted it they would then ask for the cards.
I seen red flags all over this. So I called eBay customer service and they told me they do not accept payment of gift cards only credit cards or PayPal. They also asked me to send the email to them so they can look into it. Thank goodness I followed my gut on this or we would have lost $1500.00 which is a lot to us being retired.
I ordered and paid for a car that I thought was on eBay Motors. Was instructed to buy eBay gift cards to submit payment. Yes, I should have known better!. Anyway, by the time I realized that I had been scammed, the scammers had spent one of the four gift cards. Called that night and was told eBay wouldn't do anything but that I should report it to the FTC. So I did that. Called back the next morning and was told, one of the cards had already been spent but that they would freeze the three remaining cards and I could call back in a week to get new numbers for those three remaining cards.
Well, now it is more than 2 weeks later so I called again. This time I was transferred to 3 different "departments". Finally got to a guy who said, yes they have my documentation (since May 24th) but it was still under review. There is no way to talk to the "department" that is supposed to be investigating this. This last person got frustrated with me, I understand, but he is not out $2000.00!!! Still waiting.
Found a 2001 Nissan Altima SE on Craigslist.org with only 90,532 miles and it only cost $500. The seller name Francisca **, claim that she have to "leaving with my unit Brigade Combat Team back to South Korea replacing the troops scheduled to come home." She ask for my phone number, name, and address, so she could gave it to eBay Motor. eBay email me on what step I have to take, it also include her address, so I google her address on Google map and it appear to be non-existent address, because of that I didn't took the next step. When something sound or look like it too good to be true, it is.
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.
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.
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