I thought I would bring to your attention an eBay scam we have just witnessed. My Dad was selling his Land cruiser and placed it for auction on eBay which reached a colossal amount within days. What we have come to realise is that there were two fake accounts pushing the bidding up to an amount that was unrealistic, once the auction ended obviously then the top bid was unable to be contacted and the ”second chance” bid was prepared to offer a significantly discounted price.... we have since had an another bidder contact us to offer us another discounted price and ebay have confirmed that the telephone numbers match up with the top bidders account......
We have had this chap turn up this evening which stated that he came from 45mins away ( a quick google search on his number proved he came from 3hrs away) he turned up 3 hrs later and tried to reduce the price even further, to which he was told to p@$$ off.
The conclusion we have reached is that the scam is to bring the price up to an amount which is beyond the price range of normal bidders then to approach the sellers after the auction to attempt to take the vehicle of their hands for a reduced rate.
Just a heads up for people that sell high ticket 4x4’s.!
Hope this helps some people out there!