Thursday, January 10, 2008

Crime wave threat to net auction site (UK)

Auction website eBay claims it is committed to ensuring that "criminal activity is detected and stopped before any harm is done". Yet we've uncovered shocking evidence of eBay neglecting warnings and allowing users to be scammed.

Danny Smyth of Manchester discovered the eBay account he'd run for more than three years had been hijacked when he got an odd call about electrical testing kits he didn't even offer.

Fraudsters had hacked into his account - capitalising on the goodwill he'd built up over the years - and were offering the kits for £500 plus

It was a scam... and as far as we can tell nobody ever got the gear they'd paid for.

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