Scammers are up bright and early listing their phishing auctions. Every day it seems there are new FREE seller accounts registered and vehicles listed for sale. Every vehicle seller gets SIX FREE listings in a 12 month period. They burn up the account and come back for more under another ID. It’s nothing but a revolving door of fraud. The site eventually pulls most of the fraudulent listings, but the fraudsters just come back and register another account and the cycle of fraud continues.
I personally feel this could be stopped by enabling ID Verify for any private “Vehicle Seller” as it is now it’s just too easy for some newbie to eBay to get scammed. We all know that they could care less if someone gets ripped off on their website. It’s simple website owners are not liable for any off site transactions, which is how the scams operate. They phish the buyer using the sites message center and take the transaction to private email where the victim gets conned out of his money. Some of these scams require the buyer to call “eBay Support to confirm their transaction” doing so gets the victims identity stolen along with his money!