I wanted to buy a car that was on offerup. They owner sent me an invoice that was from ebay motors. I checked and it

Expert's Assistant chat
Customer: I wanted to buy a car that was on offerup. They owner sent me an invoice that was from ebay motors. I checked and it wascredible. The invoice stated that I had to buy ebay gift cards for the full amount asked. Each card could hold up to $200. I got 6 cards and loaded them. I went back to offerup to find that the car had been taken off the site because it didn't meet their standards. The owner was now sending me emails asking me to send pictures of my receipts and the back of my gift cards. I contacted ebay and the FTC. Ebay placed a hold on the gift cards, but now I can't get a refund. The store says they don't refund the cards and ebay will only unfreeze the cards so I can buy something from their site. They also told me that sellers won't take the cards as payment. I need a car and I don't know what to do.
JA: What state is this in? And just to clarify, when was the purchase made?
Customer: Offerup was the site. Ebay motors was the company that was supposedly delivering the car. This was on Oct. 27,2020.
JA: Have you contacted the seller or manufacturer?
Customer: The seller will not repl to my emails anymore once I informed her that I was not comfortable with sending the pictures that she had asked for.
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Answered by KnowYourRights in 1 min 1 year ago
imglogo
KnowYourRights
10+ years of experience
logo

93924 Satisfied customers

Expert in: Family Law, Legal, Estate Law, Real Estate Law, Criminal Law, Employment Law, Business Law, Consumer Protection Law, Bankruptcy Law, Traffic Law, Personal Injury Law.

logoBack
logologo
KnowYourRights
logo
logo
93924 Satisfied customers
logo
10+ years of experience
imglogo
KnowYourRights
10+ years of experience
logo

93924 Satisfied customers

Jessica

Jessica

Consultant

31,131 Satisfied customers

Pearl avatar
Lawyer's, Assistant
116 Lawyers are online right now.
img

KnowYourRights, Expert

Hi! I will be the professional that will be helping you today. I look forward to providing you with information to help with your question and concern

img

KnowYourRights, Expert

This is Alex, Esq., and Welcome to Just Answer.

I have been a legal expert on the site for over a decade and my goal is to provide you with the best experience possible and answer any questions which you may have about your current situation. Your satisfaction is my top priority! Please note this site is for general information for educational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Communicating with an expert on this site does not establish an attorney-client relationship and it is always in your best interest to retain legal counsel, if you have a current legal matter, that you need help with.

Feel free to ask any follow-up questions as needed as we can exchange information and you can ask questions back and forth until you are satisfied.

First, thank you for coming to the site and trusting that we can provide you with the proper information to help you have a better understanding of the situation. Second, I want you to know that I understand how frustrating and/or concerning your situation might be, so I am here to help and hope we can work through this so you know what direction you may want to proceed in and to alleviate the stress.

Good afternoon. This is a well-known scam and please do not fall for it. There is no car and if you give the "seller" the eBay card numbers, you will be left with nothing. I have heard variations of this scam and many people falling victim to it. I know you may not be able to return the gift cards but you should try selling them to someone you know or using them for yourself but DO NOT give them to this person who claims they will sell you a car.

Customer
Ok thank you
img

KnowYourRights, Expert

My pleasure and glad I was able to help you not fall victim.

I am happy to continue if you have follow-up questions.

Please let me know if this has answered your question fully. I hope that this information is helpful to you. If you need additional assistance or have follow-up questions in the future, please reply to my message below and I will respond to you as soon as I can. I am always here to help!

Ask a lawyer and get your legal questions answered.
See all Legal Questions
img
Related Legal Questions
How it works
logoAsk for help, 24/7
Ask for help, 24/7
Members enjoy round-the-clock access to 12,000+ verified Experts, including doctors, lawyers, tech support, mechanics, vets, home repair pros, more.
logoExpert will respond in minutes
Expert will respond in minutes
After you reach out, we match you with an Expert who specializes in your situation. Talk, text, chat, whichever you prefer.
logoSave time & money
Save time & money
No scheduling hassles, missing time from work, or expensive consults.
A JustAnswer membership can save you significant time and money each month.
img
logo 593 Verified lawyers, 10+ years of experience
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on Askalawyeroncall.com are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. Askalawyeroncall.com is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response as proposing specific action or addressing your specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances should be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on any information received from an Expert, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains. The responses above are from independent, freelance Experts, who are not employed by Askalawyeroncall.com . The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credentials of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service.
Explore law categories
Powered by JustAnswer