Tuesday, March 11, 2008

eBay refunds victims of internet scam

Britt Smith

Two Geelong women who lost hundreds of dollars in an alleged internet holiday scam are among thousands of victims to be compensated.

Online auction house eBay was yesterday setting up a special fund for people who bought fake accommodation packages from Melbourne-based booking agent, Robert Kobis.
Highton's Melissa Fisher lost $280 and Benita Clark of Maud more than $100 in the alleged scam, dashing their plans of dream holidays to Queensland.

They said they had checked Mr Kobis' credentials and he appeared legitimate, but realised they had been scammed when he "disappeared'' and left them out of pocket.

source: Geelong Advertiser

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