eBay Motors

Kristi – Oct 17, 2020

Luckily my bf didn’t lose money or time. But these overseas, non English speaking pieces of [censored], come to America and try getting into Americans pockets, let alone all the convenient stores they own and price gouge…and still want more! This needs to stop

Colin – Sep 16, 2020

Victim Location 48135

Total money lost $4,800

Type of a scam Online Purchase

My husband and found a car on Craigslist for 1,200 and person will respond explaining about the car and will mention in military and it was her husband’s car who died eBay motors will send you an invoice saying you have to use google play cards then will send emails saying you have to get insurance to cover car, then saying having trouble with trailer need to pay for that then another one saying customs cost at west virginia and another one saying error in their system after they claim card was authenticated

Ebony – Aug 28, 2020

Victim Location 40212

Total money lost $2,500

Type of a scam Online Purchase

I was supposed to be purchasing a 1994 ford bronco Eddie Bauer edtion and I have already paid 2,500 for the truck now there is no response by phone or email

Tasha – Aug 08, 2020

Victim Location 45014

Type of a scam Online Purchase

Tried to buy a car, said she was on Base in the military so she listed the car on EbayMotors. I was directed to call them and they sent me the contact information. They wanted 3 cards

For 500 a piece from Best Buy. It was then that I realized it was a scam.

Stacey – Jul 30, 2020

Victim Location 44820

Type of a scam Online Purchase

I found a 2007 Nissan Maxima XL with 78,000 miles on it in Sunbury, OH on Letgo. Joann Davis, in St Louis, MO, was letting ebay motors take care of the transaction for her as she was a medic in military getting ready to be deployed. She asked for 5 ebay cards, $200 on each one.

Taylor – Jul 07, 2020

Victim Location 63701

Type of a scam Online Purchase

I found a vehicle on Craig’slist in Cape Girardeau but the car was in Billings, MT. The lady’s son had died and the car had belonged to him. The price was too good to be true, $1200 for a 2013 Toyota Corolla West. Her son died in a motor cycle accident. the shipping was to be free. With the title no liens, not loans.

Brittany – Jun 15, 2020

Victim Location 44708

Total money lost $2,000

Type of a scam Online Purchase

I found a boat on craiglist.seller said ebay was selling boat for [email protected] was $1400.00.I paid the 1400.00 in ebay cards.then they said there was a transportation insurance fee of 600.00,to be refunded at delivery.I paid the 600.00 and never heard another word from them

Nicholas – Jun 10, 2020

Victim Location 31055

Type of a scam Online Purchase

Patricia Mitchell trying to sell a 1993 Kubota L2350 for $1800.00 through ebay motors. She said she was in the military and had no need for it anymore. She ask for my name, address and phone number so that she can provide ebay this information. She said she will contact ebay with my info so they can send me an invoice. The Invoice phone number she was using was 818-900-1961. She also said the tractor could be delivered in 2 to 3 days and I will have 5 days to test drive it before making the buy. She also stated she was in Billings, Montana. IT IS A SCAM

Tabitha – Jun 04, 2020

Victim Location 77979

Total money lost $2,200

Type of a scam Counterfeit Product

Try to buy a product and paid for it and have not received an email or phone call they won’t answer emails nor phone calls.

Beth – Jun 01, 2020

Victim Location 79770

Type of a scam Online Purchase

eBay Motors sent this message to ***** * ***** ********  Your registered name is included to show this message originated from eBay.

eBay Buyer Protection Invoice – Order ID# 9040033187

Dear ***** * ***** ******** You are receiving this e-mail because Barbara Willson, has selected eBay Motors to handle a secure online transaction with you.


Item Title: 2003 Coachmen Mirada Class A

Sale price: $2,000.00

Deposit: $2,000.00

Remaining Balance:

Shipping: $0,000.00


Estimated delivery: 2-3 days


Barbara Willson (100.0% Positive Feedback), Member since Jun-12-08 in United States

Location:Billings MT 59102, United States


***** * ***** ******** **** ****** ** ***Texas 79770

United States

How To Make The Payment:

Payment must be submitted via eBay Cards and they can be purchased with cash at thousands of stores nationwide.

Through eBay Cards services we can guarantee you 100% protection and insurance in this transaction. eBay will secure the payment until the buyer receives, inspects and accepts the vehicle. Or, if it will be the case, eBay will refund the payment to the buyer.

For security reasons the eBay Cards needs to be completed in person at any Rite Aid, Albertsons, Best Buy, Fred Meyer, K-mart, Kroger, Ralph’s, Safeway, Stop & Shop and anywhere you see the eBay Cards sign. The cashier will collect your cash and load it into the eBay Cards. Just purchase your eBay Cards, use cash to load it and you are ready to go. In order to avoid any mistakes when buying the eBay Cards, you need to purchase the scratch able cards.

The maximum amount that you can load on an eBay card is $500. In order to complete the payment you need to purchase the necessary number of eBay cards found in stores. In your case: the vehicle price is $2000 then you need to purchase ( 5 x $400 each ) if you don’t find $400 eBay Cards in the store, you can purchase any amount from $50 to $500. You can also visit multiple stores if there is a one card purchase limitation to purchase the necessary number of eBay Cards.

For any questions please contact eBay Motors Support Department:+1 (818)-900-2684

Note: Some stores policy may not allow you to purchase more than one eBay card per day. If you find this issue, please visit more stores in your area to complet

Victoria – Jun 01, 2020

Victim Location 94103

Total money lost $2,200

Type of a scam Online Purchase

Hello I was trying to buy a 2004 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra for $1,200 and buyer got back with me said I have to go threw ebay motors. Well they contacted me with an Invoice #EBP185086. Looked good so far, then I had to pay by using the ebay card $25-$500 which I did for $200- $500 each. Then I got another email saying I to pay another $1,000 for Insurance and that it is refundable on delivery of vehicle.

I called ebay customer support number they gave me # 1-818-473-0668.

I confronted them as a scam and she hung up on me I called right back now number is disconnected.

Luis – May 26, 2020

Victim Location 65616

Total money lost $1,000

Type of a scam Online Purchase

I found a golf cart on this website. It was listed for $1000. I reached out to them about the golf cart. They told me to purchase five $200 ebay cards and send pictures of the numbers of the cards and the receipts. We purchased the cards and we sent the information to them. I reached out again to them and they told us it would be verified in 10-12 hours and we will receive confirmation. Then they told us another $1000 had to be paid for the shipping. We knew something was wrong. They told us they could return it in five days. They said they would need additional money for insurance but it would be refunded. We told them we knew it was a scam and we would report them to the ScamPulse.com and they hung up. We tried to call the number back and we just got a busy signal.

Jordan – May 21, 2020

Victim Location 39232

Total money lost $2,600

Type of a scam Online Purchase

First, I am a senior citizen who has been taken advantage of. I found a 2005 Silverado pick-up for sale on Facebook for $1600. The "owner" advised the vehicle was with ebay Motors and sent me a link to work with in the purchase. ebay Motors advised I should buy ebay cards, scratch off the numbers on the back of the card and e-mail them back via return email. I followed the instructions. The next day, I was told I needed to send another $1000 to cover transport insurance. I sent it. Then I received a third request for $800 to to cover an out-of-state of Arizona vehicle border cross fee. At this time, I realized this was not normal and checked the BBB. Sure enough, it is a scam. I emailed ebay motors asking them to refund my money and, of course, I have received no more emails. Total loss $2600.

Brendan – May 18, 2020

Victim Location 75701

Type of a scam Online Purchase

Lexus offered for sale for $1,400.00, must be purchased through eBay Gift Cards.

Angelica – May 17, 2020

Victim Location 55082

Type of a scam Online Purchase

I was looking for a car for my son, i find this 2011 RAV 4 SUV on Marketplace, priced at 1200.00 . i message on Facebook, person responds with "its my aunts ….contact her at [email protected], I contact her, she says "her husband died of heart attack and she sold her home and moving her kids…." she will have Ebay send me a invoice. Ebay Motors send me invoice wants me to buy (6) -200.00 ebay cards. send them the info and the car will arrive in 2-3 days. So i emailed back in forth with "EBAY MOTORS" where they assured me they were legit. I asked why they werent using my EBAY account….they didnt answer that. They started with a cheap looking invoice.

Ronald – May 14, 2020

Victim Location 75755

Type of a scam Phishing

He called 2x hoping to get 2 different individuals (bc he couldn’t understand the 1st person). He got 2 different women with the same story: husband died and put their vehicles on FB marketplace with reasonable pricing. They discussed the particulars of the vehicles. One woman said she was in the military (Billings, Mt)…he said both women spoke as if from a script.

Bryan – May 14, 2020

Victim Location 48236

Total money lost $800

Type of a scam Online Purchase

The seller uses Craigslist to solicit using eBay account some kind of way then allows consumers to purchase as if it was through Craigslist or eBay then charge another fee for delivery or refund. Refunds are 24 hours so I selected refund and I have been waiting for 48 hours and I have not been notified from eBay regarding this matter

Sheila – May 13, 2020

Victim Location 40515

Type of a scam Investment

eBay requested gift cards for payment of car. After receiving notified me for additional 300.00 for shipping protection. If not paid company will not refund money. Found car on Marketplace & told car was in Kentucky. Find out it is in Nebraska. Two individuals are involved plus eBay Motors.

Anne – May 12, 2020

Victim Location 63114

Total money lost $1,000

Type of a scam Online Purchase

I saw a trailer for sale in the St. Louis Craigslist listing. They wanted $1000.00. It was a good deal for a 2004 RV. I contacted them through Craigslist. There was a personal email listed in the ad. I emailed her and she answered. She told me that her husband had died three months ago and she wanted to get rid of it. She asked for me to pay her in ebay gift cards. She said that she was in Kentucky. She told me that it was being handled by ebay motors. I provided her with my information, then ebay motors would contact me, which they did. I sent the gift cards to ebay motors.I could keep the van for 5 days to see if I liked it and if I didn’t I could return it. They provided me an invoice number and all the steps to complete the transaction. I was asked to pay for the shipping insurance at the company. That was $600.00. It was refundable if the camper came to me undamaged. This was the red flag for me.

Blake – May 11, 2020

Victim Location 45255

Total money lost $2,600

Type of a scam Online Purchase

Facebook Marketplace advertised a 2005 GMC pickup for $1600. Seller was going through a divorce. I emailed the person and she said that EBay Motors was handling the transaction for her and they would be in touch with me. Representative from EBay Motors emailed me and asked that I purchase $1600 in EBay gift cards and send the codes from the back of the cards as the form of payment. Then they responded that payment had been received and a second payment in the amount of $1000 in the same form was necessary for insurance. This payment would be refunded when the truck arrived in Cincinnati. Cards are now empty, truck is no longer on Marketplace, no further responses have been received.

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