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Scammers advertising on eBay to take your money

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – The Better Business Bureau of South Central Louisiana has been getting some complaints about scams involving the popular website eBay.

The BBB said eBay is a great website and urges you to shop there, but whenever you are shopping online, you have to be aware that scammers are doing the same and looking to scam you out of your money.

A local consumer contacted us saying he was trying to make a large purchase on eBay. The person selling the product, asked the buyer to purchase $1,200 in gifts card to pay for the item, which the consumer did. The consumer was then asked for an additional $500 in gift cards to pay for shipping and insurance. When the consumer could no longer reach the seller, he reached out to BBB.

She said the goal for these scammers is to get the money that you spend on the gift cards. They will request the numbers on the back of the gift card and then remove the card’s value. These scammers just use eBay…

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