Archive for the 'eBay Fraud' Category

What It Is Sellers employing multiple user ID’s or enlisting the assistance of others to place bogus bids on an auction in order to raise the number of bids and the final bid price. Artifically increasing bidding activity and inflating the going bid. Detecting Watch for recurring ID’s used to place bids on several of […]

Well, it happened. It looks like I’ve been a victim of eBay fraud. I got the email today from eBay informing me that: Our records show that you were a bidder or buyer of one or more of this seller’s items. We recently removed this seller’s active listings and suspended the seller’s trading privileges. Due […]

Phishing emails are fake emails that appear to be from a legitimate corporation with an online presence. They normally look quire authentic and urge you to visit a counterfeit site whereupon you are lured (via a fake login screen) into providing your username, password and possibly some other sensitive personal information. This allows the fraudsters […]

A recent article by Consumer Reports magazine discussed several simple steps auction buyers can take to protect themselves from fraud on eBay. There’s nothing earth-shattering or new here, but these are good, common-sense measures to protect yourself online and review for the occasional self-analysis. Check Feedback– The most important eBay fraud prevention measure is to […]

An article added recently posted to the eBay corporate blog discusses the increasing prevalence of sellers stringing along buyers they intend to defraud by not sending the goods after payment has been made. For example, the sellers may say things like, “Oh, I sent the item, I can’t imagine what’s wrong…” or “I’ll check what […]