Saturday, October 20, 2007

Conmen hijack eBay user identities

FOREIGN criminals are stealing the credentials of British users of the internet auction site eBay to perpetrate large-scale fraud.

An investigation has identified one German-based fraudster who hijacked more than 30 accounts and used them to fleece UK car buyers.

It comes as increasing numbers of eBay users report concerns about trading on the site.

Figures from the government-funded Consumer Direct advice line show that calls expressing concern about eBay transactions are averaging 22 a day.

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