Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Current Fraudulent Listings on eBay

In collaboration with the website Company Exposed, the following are links to many of the fraudulent listings currently on eBay. Each fraudulent listing was created by a thief either on an account the thief created or else hijacked from an eBay member in good standing. Please read the instructions carefully if you are going to report the specific accounts to eBay.

The links provided are by search string and the searches are based on specific language the thieves use in their listings.

Scammer Language - A to E

Scammer Language - F to J

Scammer Language - K to O

Scammer Language - P to T

Scammer Language - U to Numeric

Once you click on a link to the Company Exposed scammer sniffer, please right click on the listings to view them in a new window. This will reduce the number of page loads on Company Exposed's website.

It's truly sad that eBay can't catch these listings on its own. It has to rely on members to do its work to keep eBay safe. But, it just goes to show you that even though Rob Chesnut, Senior Vice President of eBay's Global Trust & Safety says that eBay has taken proactive measures towards curtailing fraud, that his statements are blatantly untrue. The simple fact is that if Company Exposed can set up these searches to find bogus listings, eBay can also. In fact, eBay with its state-of-the-art software could find the bogus listings even before they are uploaded and indexed on eBay's platforms, but instead it does nothing but rely on its members to police its platforms. eBay chooses to be deaf, dumb and blind when it comes to fraud.

Paraphrasing Jack Nicholson in the movie A Few Good Men, eBay can't handle the truth! And, we don't believe eBay's and specifically Rob Chesnut's spin in regard to eBay's fraud protection initiatives. Therefore, we suggest that since eBay lies about taking proactive steps to curtail fraud that you boycott eBay!

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