Got Fakes on eBay? GUIDE: How To Get Money Back (2024)

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Last Updated on December 28, 2023 by Ch David

Ensuring you’re not left out of pocket when you got scammed with fakes item on eBay is vital.

Just like ensuring a PayPal refund for fake items, this guide provides a structured approach to assist eBay buyers in securing a refund for fraudulent purchases.

Our team made a step-by-step guide for you to get 100% of your purchase back for:

  • Sneakers
  • Clothes
  • Jewelry
  • Accessories
  • Collectables
  • Anything else that’s a fake.

Join us, and let’s help you get your money back.

How to get a refund for counterfeit items on eBay

To get a refund on eBay for counterfeits, you have to authenticate the item, contact the seller, and then file a claim on eBay.

Prove eBay your item is fake through our Certificate of Authenticity, as they require a third-party authentication service through an official document.

Then, let eBay refund your purchase.

1. Authenticate

First, verify the item’s authenticity.

Our Certificate of Authenticity can 99.9% help you get a refund.

The certificate gives you exactly what you need:

  • The fake verdict for your item (of course, if applicable)
  • An official document that holds up even in court
  • That comes from a third-party service

Shortly, this is what eBay wants. And this is what we deliver.

2. Contact seller

Engage diplomatically.

  • Send a Calm Message: Politely express your concerns and seek a resolution.
  • Highlight the Issues: Provide photo evidence and pinpoint fake indicators.
  • Refer to Authenticity: Mention your Certificate of Authenticity, if available, to emphasize your points.

3. eBay Resolutions

Go to the Resolution Centre on eBay.

eBay resultions centre
  • File a Claim: If the seller is unresponsive or uncooperative, escalate by opening a case in eBay’s Resolution Centre.
  • Submit Evidence: Provide photographs, correspondence, and the Certificate of Authenticity.
  • Highlight Seller Negligence: Specify if the seller did not respond or failed to resolve the issue.

4. Customer service

If your case in the Resolution Centre stagnates, contact eBay Customer Service.

eBay customer support
  • Present Your Case: Provide a concise, clear summary and relevant documentation.
  • Emphasize Authenticity Concerns: Highlight the Certificate of Authenticity and other proof points.

5. PayPal (if applicable)

We’ve also got a separate PayPal fake-refunds guide.

  • File a PayPal Claim: If eBay’s mechanisms fail and you paid through PayPal, file a dispute with PayPal.
  • Share All Documentation: Include all previous correspondences, evidence.

Include especially the Certificate of Authenticity.

6. Legal route

Explore every possible route:

  • Consult Local Authorities: Depending on your jurisdiction, consider reporting the seller.
  • Leave a Review: Detail your experience in a factual and calm manner in a seller review.
  • Consult Your Bank: Explore potential chargeback options if your payment was through a credit card.

Tips to get a refund

You have to be really careful with this process. Here are a few tips to consider:

  1. Keep Communication Transparent: Always use eBay’s messaging system for correspondence.
  2. Time Sensitivity: Be mindful of eBay’s 30-day window for filing claims.
  3. Consider Expert Help: Enlist the help of professional authentication services to strengthen your case.


Securing a refund for a counterfeit item on eBay involves leveraging available resolution mechanisms, presenting clear evidence, and maintaining a calm, factual communication style.

Using our Certificate of Authenticity amplifies the credibility of your claim…

And serves as a valuable tool in your pursuit of justice against fraudulent sellers!

Need our opinion on your item’s authenticity? It’s a service we provide.

Get a fully-detailed report for why you have a real or fake item. Takes less than 48 hours!

Alternatively, use our free resources: written guides and video tutorials.

Thank you for reading this,

Ch Daniel and Ch David

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About the Author

David is the co-founder and co-CEO of Legit Check By Ch. David's experience: 5+ years of creating educational content in the fashion industry. 6+ years of authenticating luxury items. Currently, David is the Head Editor of the LCBC Library, where 1,000,000+ words have been published, in free guides, for over 1,000 items.
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