Second, sell your phones fixed price with immediate payment required.
Those two things will stop the scammers without paypal accounts and buyers outside the US.
As for a buyer claiming phone is defective, always reply to the case with return for refund.
Never give a refund until you have the item back.
How do I sell on eBay without getting scammed?
Firstly and most easily: pay on collection only. Be wary of any seller who insists on advance payment. Don’t get lured in by a good deal, or insistences that you must deal through eBay. Use PayPal with a credit card, so you’re entitled to a degree of protection over your transactions if it does go south.
Can you be scammed selling on eBay?
Getting scammed as an eBay seller. It might come as a surprise, but many eBay scams are not targeted at innocent buyers looking for a good deal. Scammers will often pose as buyers and use consumer protection measures to help them defraud honest sellers. Here are some of the most common ways eBay sellers are scammed.
Is it safe to sell a phone on eBay?
Advice for selling mobile phones safely on eBay
It’s a criminal offence to sell a stolen mobile phone or to have the handset / SIM card un-blocked without authorisation from the phone manufacturer. Such listings will be removed from the site as they are in breach of our policy on Encouraging Illegal Activity.
How can I avoid getting scammed on my Iphone?
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Can I get my money back if I get scammed on eBay?
If you are on eBay to buy an item then all your dealings should be on eBay using the tools provided by the platform. If the seller asks you to send them money directly outside of eBay for a cheaper deal then you steer clear of that because, in case of a scam, eBay will not be able to help you recover your money.
What can you do if you get scammed?
What to do now
- Stop all contact with the scammer.
- Do not make any more payments.
- Contact the bank or service you sent money through.
- Assess your security at home and online.
- Equip yourself to recognise scams.
- Talk about what happened.
- Ministry of Justice.