by: Don Dare
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SEVIER COUNTY, Tenn. (WATE) — eBay is considered a safe place to order and sell a variety of products, but scammers are taking advantage of the online marketplace. Unsuspecting customers don’t learn about their loss until it’s too late, and when they try to contact the seller, the online site has been taken down.
Despite numerous attempts to get a refund, or the car hoist they ordered delivered, Lyn Meadows has been unsuccessful. It’s not every day that someone orders a hoist that can lift 10,000 pounds, but a check of consumer sites across the country shows others have fallen victim to this scam.
Meadows showed us her husband’s garage where he remodels older cars. He’s a welder and was planning to place a car lift within the garage, but it never arrived.
They ordered the lift through eBay from an online site on January 10, using a credit card through their PayPal account.
On January 14, an email was sent confirming the car lift has been delivered, but it wasn’t there. Meadows says, “We called FedEx and had a message left saying the item was delivered to a place in Sevierville and that wasn’t our house.”
The item sent by FedEx was delivered to this office building in Sevierville. Neither Meadows nor her husband have ever