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by Gordon » Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:34 pm

eBay interceptor scam, item number 264533112071, see the seller's feedback!
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by Pymmie » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:28 pm

These are ten to penny,

Unfortunately E-Bay do nothing to stop it.

You cannot advertise your phone number or email legally on E-Bay

The scammers get over it by using a hosting company to provide the description.

If it says contact outside of E-Bay 100% scam

Average scams with vehicles approx 10,000 per day , some are taken down within 30 mins

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by Grant » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:30 pm

Image Everything he has listed which is alot is Buy Now for £5600 :lol: well shouldn't laugh really.. some people actually fall for this sort of thing!! :cry:
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by Keith » Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:47 am

As mentioned above, they are all over the Ebay classic car section, not just Jensens. Jaguars, Triumphs, most marques. The scammer seems to be able to put them up quicker than Ebay can take them down.

It's making Ebay virtually unusable now in the classic car section.
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by Chris_R » Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:55 pm

It's far wider than just classic cars. Caravans, camper vans, diggers, excavators, modern cars too. It's just about everywhere. There is a Facebook group Ebay Vehicle Scam Alerts (EVSA) run by someone calling themselves Jack Buster that is in action daily trying to stop them and trying to recover money for victims that do fall foul of a scam.
There is a clause in a piece of legislation (I forget which one) that allows eBay to hide behind and dodge responsibility for fraudulent listings because they [eBay] are not themselves publishing the listing. Until they start to lose significant amounts of money or until they are forced by new legislation to take responsibility, they will not take the problem very seriously.
Similarly banks don't take the problem too seriously because they will say that you (the person being scammed) transferred the money to the scammers account and therefore your loss is your responsibility despite the fact that the receiving account has been used for a criminal purpose. The banks will often just take the details and say they will investigate, but in reality little happens and often the account is left active for repeated scams. Only if you can show that the fraudulent use of that account has previously been reported to the bank and the bank did not take action will the bank then be liable and have to refund a victims money. Jack Buster and EVSA are very active in this area and have successfully recovered money for victims from lazy banks who have not taken action when the fraud was reported to them and left these criminals bank accounts open. A certain bank that has connections to Hong Kong and Shanghai has been one of the worst offenders in this regard allowing too many criminals to too easily open accounts for these fraudulent activities and then not closing them down when reported.
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by Michael Richardson » Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:31 pm

I totally agree with Keith. I remember E-Bay when it first arrived on the net,enabling you to find a buyer for bits and pieces,but it has grown into a site that anyone thinks he/she can sell anything all around the world.This is one of a fair few sites that,in my opinion encourage the clever criminals (scamers). That is what is happening.I am pleased to see Chris mentioning the EVSA trying to control these sites,but it is the World wide banks,including the one he eluded to that are nodding these transactions through ,and make money on each transaction,even it is only a convertion of currency. The web is changing by the day,and mostly in the wrong direction.
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