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Protecting yourself against scams
These scams often involve car purchases outside of eBay, usually at other websites like AutoTrader.com and Craigslist. A seller offers a car (that they have no intention of delivering) at a very low price. When a transaction starts, they send the buyer fake invoices, often asking for payment via wire transfer while claiming to be affiliated with eBay or offering eBay Motors Vehicle Purchase Protection.
How to tell if it's a scam
You can avoid scams by knowing what to watch out for. Here are some of the most common scams we've seen:
Tips on how to avoid scams
Follow these tips when buying cars on eBay.
Reporting a problem
Be vigilant. If you come across something that doesn't look or sound right, let us know and report it to the authorities. Here's what you can do:
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