[DML] Fraudulent ebay listings
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[DML] Fraudulent ebay listings



Just a heads-up to the group.  I keep an eye on Delorean parts listings on ebay in case something I could use pops up.  I naturally check out the cars being listed as well.  Recently there have been a rash of listings for Deloreans for sale with VERY low Buy It Now prices (from $4500 - $6600) on cars that look to be in terriffic shape.  Most of the listings offer the car to "Pre-Approved" bidders or with a "You must contact me by email at xxxx@xxxxxxxxx or xxxx@xxxxxxx ) addesses before I will consider your bid.  The auction is usually ended early because they get a "fish" on the line asking to buy the car.  There's usually a story about having family crisis or being out of the country but they are affilliated with ebay's squaretrade group insuring the payment is secure and refundable if you do not receive the vehicle in the condition described, etc. etc.  I enjoy doing the dance with these guys and turn them over to ebay's security team when they realize I didn't just fall off the turnip truck and won't respond to me any longer.  The most recent one even went to the trouble of setting up a website called square-trade.ws so that they could send me emails with that address with the invoice for the car.  Of course, SquareTrade.com is ebay's high-value purchase protection group, not square-trade.ws.  Watch your backs when looking to pick up stuff cheap.  If they ask you to send money via Western Union to someone who's supposedly acting as a disinterested third party "escrow" service, RUN-don't-walk for the exit with your hand on your wallet!

Craig
VIN -07181


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