Anatomy of an eBay scam

Fraudulent listings on eBay continue to pile up, and the online auctioneer appears to be incapable of proactively putting an end to them.

Since Friday, we've been typing "tour with a whore" into eBay's search engine (for purely research purposes, of course) and have been returned with dozens (in one case hundreds) of results featuring pornographic images. They are posted by established users with highly favorable feedback ratings - hallmarks of accounts that have been hijacked and then used to con unsuspecting buyers.

(eBay representatives stress the company's security department continuously snuffs out graft and that phony postings comprise a tiny percentage of overall listings.) Anatomy of an eBay scam | Channel Register

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 23rd March 2007 12:52AM