Why Do People Buy Cars Out Of State Without An Inspection

used car purchased out-of-state no inspection

Buying a used car out-of-state without having it inspected is a foolish buying decision. This is especially true for automobiles with salvage or rebuilt titles. Another unhappy car buyer is crying the blues over this 2016 Chevy Malibu that was in a flood. There’s a reason this car was bought at HALF of the book value! Update 07/15/19: Apparently this seller’s ID has been changed…

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Don’t Be A Gift Card Scam Victim This Holiday Season

Gift Card Nissan Maxima Scam

Scammers are hustling the naive this Christmas using unreasonably low priced used cars as sucker bait. As Doc has reported many times, another person lost their money trying to buy a used car with eBay gift cards. This lady swallowed the hook on a 2010 Nissan Maxima on LetGo app. Her money is long gone! 😥 As it usually goes the seller claimed eBay Motors…

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Vehicle History Report Scam Targeting Consumers Selling Used Cars

Vehicle History Report Scam

The Federal Trade Commission issued a warning this month about vehicle history report scams tricking consumers into giving up their personal information. It’s a form of Phishing in an attempt to steal your personal information / identity. 😥 Beware con artists are everywhere! You get a call or text from someone who claims to be interested in buying your car. But first, the buyer wants…

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FBI IC3 Car Scam Warning 2018 – Don’t Be A Victim

FBI IC3 Car Scam Warning 2018

Fraudulent Online Motor Vehicle Sales. The Federal Bureau Of Investigation IC3 is warning used car buyers to beware of internet fraud. Scammers are still, after all these years, praying on consumers looking for a bargain automobile. As an update to I-111414-PSA , released November 14, 2014, the FBI is issuing additional information and warnings regarding the fraudulent online sale of cars, recreational vehicles, boats, and…

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Car Scams Still Conning eBay Buyers In 2018

Fake PayPal Live Chat Defrauds Car Buyer

This eBay Motors buyer claims he is the victim of a recent car scam. Buyer says the Mercedes C220 was listed on the motors site where fraudsters used fake PayPal chat to defraud him. This is nothing new. ebaymotorssucks.com has been warning consumers to beware of fraud on big ticket items since 2004. We reported on eBay and PayPal fake live customer support chat-rooms nearly…

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Example Car Scam From Our Archives – 1929 Ford Model A

1929 Ford Model A Example Car Scam Auction

This 1929 Ford Model A Roadster is an example car scam auction from our classic archives . The listing was captured on 03/18/2007 back when scammers were literally picking eBay Motors buyers pockets clean. Fraudsters today are not as brazen as this example. It was common to plaster buy it now for only $9,500 everywhere on the auction presentation. Anonymous email addresses are still used…

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Officials Warn Used Car Buyers Of VIN Cloning Scam

Officials warn of car VIN Cloning

A new used car vin cloning scam is making the rounds, and it’s leaving victims without their cars and money. For some of us, a car is a status symbol. For others, it’s a necessity. A  car is not a luxury. You need a car here. Felix Legreca wanted a black Chrysler 300 and found an unbelievably good deal on one. And the car was…

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Georgia Couple Murdered In Craigslist Car Scam

GA Missing Couple Bud June Runion

Elrey “Bud” Runion and his wife June were headed to McRae GA on Thursday to meet someone who responded to an ad Bud Runion placed on Craigslist seeking a 1966 Mustang. Relatives became concerned when the couple did not return for a family function and did not answer their cell phone. Cobb County detectives believe the couple was riding in a pewter- or champagne colored…

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Porsche Carrera & BMW eBay Phishing Car Scams

2008 Porsche 911 eBay Suspected Scam 151072675122

This 2008 Porsche Carrera is priced at less than half of book value and smells like a phishing scam all over. Googling its VIN up shows the real owners for sale listing at roughly double what the eBay Motors listing price is. 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…

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Export Kuwait Used Car Buyer Loses $23K In Bank Wire Transfer Scam

Export Car Buyer Defrauded Dodge Challenger eBay

This export car buyer from Kuwait was scammed out of $23,600 after legitimately buying this late-model Dodge Challenger on eBay. The seller contacted the buyer who wire-transferred the funds to the seller’s bank account. The seller later claimed his girlfriend stole the money. The vehicle purchase protection program (VPP) refused to pay the buyer’s claim, saying the buyer is not in the USA or Canada!…

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Beware Of Low Priced Used Car Deposit Scams

Beware Of A Bargain Priced Automobile

Regardless if a car is for sale on the internet in another state or locally. If the advertised price seems too good to be true, you have to ask yourself why? Fraudsters come in all forms of people and use many different techniques to to steal your money. One such technique as depicted in this scam enactment video presentation, is the old deposit hustle.  Craigslist…

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Don’t Feed The Romanian eBay Car Scammers

2006 Chevy Silverado 1500 Only $6400!

WISE UP there is NO Chevy Silverado with FREE SHIPPING for $2900! “Instead of wiring your hard earned money to Romania, put your money back in the bank and watch this video!” And while your here, read my popular article “Used Car Buying And Selling Internet Advice” link above. The butt you save just might wind up to be your own. 😉 Officials Warn Used…

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