Video: Action 9: Car scams popping up on Facebook Marketplace and Ebay

Video: Action 9: Car scams popping up on Facebook Marketplace and Ebay


. TONIGHT ACTION 9 EXPOSES A CAR BUYING SCAM, CATCHING VICTIMS THAT THINK THEY FOUND GREAT DEALS ON FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE AS WELL AS EBAY. A LOCAL MAN LOST $1600 HE SAYS AFTER THE SELLER TRICKED HIM. TODD ULRICH SHOWS THE FAKE WEBSITES SCAMMERS USED TO STEAL YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY. A 2006 INFINITY, LOW MILEAGE OFFERED ON FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE. HE RESPONDED AND REACHED A MOTIVATED SELLER. MY HUNT HAD A HEART ATTACK AND IT WAS HIS CAR. HE CHECK OUT THE WEBSITE. THAT MADE ME FEEL SAFE. THAT MADE ME FEEL CONFIDENT ABOUT THE PURCHASE. HE BOUGHT IT FOR $1600 AND GOT THIS INVOICE FROM EBAY MOTORS. IT ONLY ACCEPTED EBAY CASH CARDS TO PROTECT BUYERS AND SELLERS. HE TRANSFERRED CASH TO EBAY CARDS AND SENT TRANSACTION INFORMATION. A WEEK LATER, WAITING FOR DELIVERY. THE NUMBERS ARE DISCONNECTED ON EVERY LINE. NO CONTACT, NO FEEDBACK. THAT’S WHEN HE REALIZED WHAT HAPPENED. YES, I’VE BEEN SCAMMED. THE FAKE EBAY MOTORS WEBSITES HAVE BURNED BUYERS FOR YEARS. SALES LISTINGS ARE SHOWING UP ON FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE NEVIN PRIVATE GROUPS. BRITTANY JONES TRUSTED A SELLER USING EBAY MOTORS AND WAS CHEATED OUT OF $1000. NOW THE EBAY MONEY CARD ADDS ANOTHER FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY. SCAMMERS TELL BUYERS EMAIL PROTECTS THE TRANSACTION. THE CARDS ARE LEGITIMATE BUT CAN BE USED BY SCAMMERS. EBAY HAS A BOLD WARNING ON ITS SITE TO HELP CONSUMERS DETECT PHONY EBAY MOTORS PAGES. IT’S VERY EXPENSIVE OF A LESSON. VERY EXPENSIVE LESSON. ACCORDING TO THE FBI, THE INTERNET CRIME CENTER RECEIVED 27,000 COMPLAINTS OVER THREE YEARS ABOUT FAKE CAR SALES. CONSUMER LOSSES NEARLY 54 MILLION. IT’S BEST ADVICE, IF A PRIVATE

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