Doc was the 1st Tampa Bay area used car dealer to sell automobiles online. He shares his experiences and observations doing business with eBay Inc since 1999
He founded fraud awareness website ebaymotorssucks.com back in 2004 when scammers were literally picking eBay car buyers to the bone. Over the years ebms website has saved countless consumers from losing their money.
The ebms website blog and forums has been moved to this domain to hopefully aid it’s search placement. It’s rumored the domain with eBay in it was taboo with Google. But ole Doc is on Google’s shit list so it’s indexing success is anyone’s best guess.
Since those early days Doc’s website has been attacked with DdoS, MySQL injection, and Brute Force attacks. His SSL certificate has been revoked twice by false flagging.
When hacking failed to stop Doc from alerting consumers about car scams. A smear campaign was launched to embarrass him and trash his stellar eBay feedback. Doc worked hard to build his trustworthy reputation, but the house literally screwed itself into the ground, killing the founders community values and trust!
He believes eBay Inc has spent millions over the years attempting to shoot the messenger who refused to go away. But through it all Doc has become a hobbyist master webmaster. And is still online today despite efforts to silence him. 🙁
Meanwhile life goes on.. There are still car scams on eBay Motors, and Craigslist fraudsters saying eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection holds the money. And a multitude of other scams even in print publications. App fraud like Let-Go etc.
It’s imperative Vehicle Buyers verify the listing is real. Verify private sellers have clear title and it’s in the sellers name to avoid being the victim of curbstoners.
Selling your car? Beware of buyers offering to pay with PayPal who could file a ChargeBack if their purchase was funded by a credit card!