Vehicle Protection Program Scam
There is a scam where the seller is using Ebay, Craigslist, Cars.com, Autotrader, etc. to sell a vehicle a VERY low price. The seller will list his fax number (first hint of a scam) on the listing so you can’t call. Once you send the seller an e-mail they will reply that the car, boat, jet ski, truck, piano, etc., is still for sell but the seller is currently out of town so he can’t show it to you or that the vehicle is in another state (second hint). The seller tells you to use Ebay, Google Checkout, etc. vehicle protection program and wire mone…(third hint that this is a scam). There is NO vehicle protection program that is going to hold your money while you get a 5-7 day period to have the seller ship you the car and then return it if you don’t like it! The scammer will want you to wire the money, period, he won’t take it anyother way (check, credit card, etc)…this is your biggest hint that it is a scam! DON’T wire money, never, never, never. These scammers will get your money and you will never get the vehicle because there is no real vehicle…they stole the listing from a real seller, lowered the price, changed the email address, and are about to scam you if you fall for it! The scammers will send you an email that looks like it is from Ebay, Google Checkout, etc., but it really isn’t from the real company! Don’t fall for this scam…the email didn’t come from Ebay, nor Google Checkout! Don’t fall for this scam!
Scam reported at FightTheScams.com