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money gram
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-30-2012

seller asking for money gram to a escrow account. suppose to be thru e-bay but there is not login site to go to. just a maney gram address. is this common to pay in a escrow account or do you think its a scam

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Community Member
Posts: 229
Registered: ‎12-10-2005
in reply to pyeguns

Money gram is a prohibited payment type on ebay.




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Posts: 6,720
Registered: ‎04-30-2008
in reply to pyeguns



Especially if for a vehicle

Delivery Confirmation is now called "Tracking"

BUT seems to still be Delivery Confirmation

Copy & Paste from USPS site >>

If you shipped with Express Mail®, you’ll get point-by-point tracking details. If you used another service—USPS Tracking™, Certified Mail™, Registered Mail™ —you’ll see when it went out for delivery.
Community Member
Posts: 4,129
Registered: ‎03-28-2006
in reply to pyeguns

I agree.... its a SCAM.


Funny how all the "glitches" are in eBay's favor.
Community Member
Posts: 6,437
Registered: ‎04-16-2008
in reply to pyeguns

Is this for the Sportster?  His listing says cashier's check or money order.  But you also left him neg. FB saying he was looking for more money.


If it's a totally different sale, that you did not purchase on Ebay, then it is a scam.  Ebay has nothing to do with any other sites, especially Craigslist.  This is a common scam, where they use Ebay's name to make themselves look legit.  The escrow account, which will be non-traceable, is the seller's pocket.  Moneygram & Western Union are often used in scams, because they cannot be tracked.

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Community Member
Posts: 8,591
Registered: ‎06-06-2011
in reply to pyeguns

ebay does support escrow service for transactions on ebay motors.


from ebay help pages


You should only use Escrow.com, eBay's approved escrow service.


you can read more about it here





Community Member
Posts: 7,279
Registered: ‎02-18-2005
in reply to pyeguns



eBay does not act as an escrow service for anything, they do not handle payments at all.

Never rely on eBay nor emails for accurate payment information.

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Community Member
Posts: 8,591
Registered: ‎06-06-2011
in reply to pyeguns

I believe escrows are acceptable for both ebay motors and real estate listings.


so it would depend on what it is you are buying...which you neglected to state.