Ebay Car Scam
Ebay Car Scam
Unfortunately, as money gets harder to come by, people sometimes lose sight of what’s real and what’s not. Scammers are pretty sharp and they prey on fear and greed. Their eBay car scams are pretty authenticated and can take even those who are alert. Here’s one we have been considering more repeatedly that we wanted to warn you about. We’ve had several people come to our store or call us lately asking about a car they’re buying online. They have seen the car available on the popular classifieds website ads, Craigslist. The ad usually offers a very good deal on a car and looks very legitimate. The seller appears to be looking out for your best interest, because they tell you that they would like to insure the transaction through eBay car scam, for both your protection and theirs. You then receive an e-mail which appears to be coming from eBay's car scam Transaction Services division (which doesn’t exist), and it even has a Transaction Service ID number for you to reference. The e-mail tells how trusted they are, how you will be protected against eBay car scam and provides payment instructions using Western Union, or some similar money transfer service. You send the money and wait the chance for the next instruction regarding the delivery of their car. That’s where the happy store ends. Your money is gone. You’ll never see the car. You’ll never be able to reach the “seller” again.