eBay Scammers Made $3M in Fake Car Sales: FBI
Romanian ringleader now being sought
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 25, 2013 12:29 PM CDT
Part of the FBI poster.   (FBI)

(Newser) – The FBI has a new wanted man—a 33-year-old Romanian accused of leading a ring of scammers who made $3 million selling non-existent vehicles on sites such as eBay and Cars.com, reports CNN. Nicolae Popescu allegedly found plenty of victims between 2011 and 2012. Authorities say he and his crew set up websites for phony dealerships and sent fake titles to buyers, who would then send payment to US bank accounts controlled by the cyberthieves, reports the BBC. The FBI says it has a recording of Popescu boasting about being beyond the reach of US law in Romania, and they vow to prove him wrong.

More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
eBay Scammers Made $3M in Fake Car Sales: FBI is...
10%
11%
12%
50%
14%
4%
Show results without voting
You Might Like
Comments
Showing 3 of 10 comments
Jon
Oct 26, 2013 9:42 AM CDT
Ebay guarantees you will get the car AS LONG as you follow their rules. Many folks don't bother to read those rules....that's why they get scammed.
iq145
Oct 25, 2013 6:02 PM CDT
How does one test drive a car on eBay before they buy it?
WarmWeatherGuy
Oct 25, 2013 5:48 PM CDT
This guy must not know about the drones that fly over and kill you.