eBay warns of scammers selling PS5 photos instead of consoles

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Getting a next-gen console has become a real nightmare for many, not least due to the hoarding of resellers and the growth of scams related to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.

Some people are currently offering units of the systems at exorbitant prices on eBay. However, there is a bigger problem: scammers selling photos of the PlayStation 5 instead of the console itself.

We recently saw a case where a subject sold a cardboard replica of the PlayStation 5 for $ 399 USD. Since then, the number of scammers has not stopped growing. eBay is already aware of the situation and alerted buyers of next-gen consoles.

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eBay goes against scammers who sell photos of consoles

Thanks to a report from Eurogamer, we know that eBay is already working to decrease the number of fraudulent posts related to PlayStation 5. A buyer contacted the store’s customer service to report the scams.

As we mentioned, there are several publications that offer PlayStation 5 units, but what they really sell is a photo of the console box. EBay users reported that they participated in bids for the consoles without realizing it was a fraud.

Given this, eBay issued a statement where it asked buyers to be careful with their purchases, especially if they are going to invest large amounts of money. Also, the company noted that it will remove all publications that sell photos of PlayStation 5 instead of the console.

“We condemn these opportunistic sellers who try to mislead other users. We are in the process of removing all PS5 photo listings from our marketplace and will take appropriate action against sellers,” eBay stated.

The store recalled that all its users are entitled to a refund if they do not receive the item as described in the publication. This applies as long as the sale is completed through the platform.

The scammers do not hide their intentions, expressly claiming that they sell photos of the console at a high price. However, this does not prevent someone excited to get their console from closing the deal without realizing the scam. So, we recommend that you be careful with any purchase you make related to the new consoles.

On the other hand, there are also vendors that only offer the PlayStation 5 box. At all times they point out that they do not include the console, but this type of publication can also lead to unfortunate misunderstandings.

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