ebay question

From: Innfogra_at_aol.com <(Innfogra_at_aol.com)>
Date: Tue Feb 24 22:59:33 2004

I have had good results using the report function on eBay. I have reported
several frauds (some are quite blatant) and usually the sale is cancelled in a
day or two.

The person then gets a warning mail not to do such a thing. Three such
warnings will get someone suspended from eBay. If it is obvious fraud their name
will be suspended immediatly.

Now it is fairly difficult to prove a shill, and without proof eBay generally
won't do anything. Coincidence is not proof.

If the zero feedback bidder shows up on other sales of the original seller it
may be suspicious. If he only shows up on the original sellers sales that is
very suspicious. Is he registered in the same town? Check both's buyer and
seller's ebay information.

In doing that ebay sends an email to you and the person you are verifying so
it is kind of a notice if it is a shill.

Do bidding and selling searches on both the bidders name and the original
sellers name. See if there are any more connections.

Make sure if you really want the item to make note of the sellers email when
you check the ebay records. If eBay does cancel them there will be no
accessable records of their offerings.
Received on Tue Feb 24 2004 - 22:59:33 GMT

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