The ebay these scammers offer is nothing but a fraud. Here’s how to identify an ebay VPP scam.
VPP exists, but only inside of eBay
The eBay Vehicle Protection Program does exist, but it is only available to eBay users on eBay Motors. If you are not placing a bid or using the Buy It Now feature on an eBay site, the VPP does not guarantee your transaction.
eBay does not hold or ship merchandise.
The eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection scam occurs outside of eBay. Scammers assert that eBay is holding or facilitating a sale, and send you fake eBay documents via email to back up their false claims. Here are easy ways to identify this scam:
The eBay VPP scammer:
will not let you buy the item on eBay or eBay Motors
will not have an eBay ID number for the item that you can look up
will not let you see the vehicle prior to sale
will tell you the vehicle will be shipped
will ask that you send money using moneygram or another wire service
will advertise his car outside of eBay on craigslist, kijiji or some other site