eBay has warned scammers selling PlayStation 5 photos.
Since the launch of the PS5, people have flooded auction sites such as eBay with misleading lists. One of the most prominent of these is the sale of photos of consoles disguised as the console itself.
An eBay user contacted and talked to eBay Customer Support to flag the issue of people bidding on PS5 photos that they think they are bidding on the console after being scammed. Said.
covers a wide range of issues with scalpers and next-generation consoles, but auction sites such as eBay seem to have the additional issue of containing straightforward scams-though they look like for the PS5. , Actually a list for something else completely. Is there anything I can do about Scalper? This is what the news team is discussing in the latest episode of the next-generation newscast below.
eBay is currently issuing a statement on this issue, working to remove these lists from the site and pledged to take action on lists that have been found to be deceiving others.
“We blame these opportunistic sellers for trying to mislead other users,” eBay said in a statement.
“We are in the process of removing the entire list of PS5 photos from the marketplace and will take appropriate action against the seller.
“For any purchase, especially for high-priced or in-demand items, the buyer should pay attention and read the list description thoroughly.
“Purchasers who receive unexplained items are entitled to a refund through the eBay Money Back Guarantee only if they complete the transaction on the eBay Platform.”
At the time of this article’s publication, many PS5 photo scam lists remain on eBay. When I searched for “PlayStation 5 photos”, there were 324 search results. “Brand New Sony PlayStation V5 White 2020 Photos” is the title of one list. In the description at the bottom of the page: “Please note that this is a photo only. Delivery will be sent within 2-3 business days. A4 printout of” PS5 “will be sent. There is no refund for this. “
Some lists are apparently ruined by exorbitantly high fake bids, perhaps in an attempt to thwart potential sales. However, others are worriedly attaching realistic bids.
Apart from PS5 photo scams, eBay has hundreds of PS5 lists that don’t include the console itself. Someone is listing raffle tickets to win a PS5-and, of course, you can’t buy raffle tickets on eBay. Probably don’t buy one of them.
Someone else sells an empty cardboard box with the title “PS5”. “Here, I’m touting the artist’s impression of how empty my life feels if I don’t own a PS5,” he reads. “We do not sell the PS5 itself.
“The winning bidder will receive an empty box, which shows how sad and empty I am.
“The money we receive from the winning bid will be used to buy a PS5 from one of these selfish guys on eBay. The same guy who blocked the internet for himself and his kids at Christmas. Those who really wanted couldn’t buy .. so they could sell them for an exorbitant amount-shame you.
“We also embarrassed the people who started selling PS5 photos and deceived the hard-earned money of the people.”
Again, probably don’t buy a cardboard box. There are also several lists from parents who are probably trying to raise money to buy a PS5 for their children.