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I don't know if it's fraud. I am considering buying a car

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I don't know if it's fraud. I am considering buying a car from someone using Ebay Motors. I am told to send $1,500 to Ebay Motors by way of Moneygram. I don't want to get scammed.
JA: Oh, dear. I'm sure the fraud examiner can help you. Is there anything else the fraud examiner should be aware of?
Customer: The Moneygram is supposed to be sent to an ebay "agent" by the name of Ralph B. Dunning in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Fraud Examiner
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 2 months ago.

Hello, my name is***** am a qualified lawyer and I will be assisting you with your question today.

Expert:  Ben Jones replied 2 months ago.

This is most definitely a scam. Ebay Motors does not have any agents that take payment in advance like this. If you are buying a vehicle via ebay then you are encouraged to only pay once you have seen the vehicle and in person like using cash or wire transfer there and then. Sending Moneygrams in advance to people clearly not associated with ebay will get you scammed very quickly and you will have absolutely no protection under ebay’s Fraud protection program.

So absolutely do not proceed with this as it is 100% a scam.

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Expert:  Ben Jones replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Ben Jones replied 2 months ago.

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