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on 06-30-2012 10:59 PM
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
on 07-02-2012 08:21 AM
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
on 06-30-2012 11:03 PM
I agree.... its a SCAM.
on 07-01-2012 12:41 AM
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.
on 06-30-2012 11:26 PM
Money gram is a prohibited payment type on ebay.
on 06-30-2012 11:01 PM
Especially if for a vehicle
on 07-01-2012 04:39 PM
eBay does not act as an escrow service for anything, they do not handle payments at all.
on 06-30-2012 11:25 PM
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.