Victims turn vigilante in hunt for eBay conmen
Posted in: Legal, Privacy & Security at 23/05/2008 02:26
Online auction fraud is spreading fast but now those who have lost out are fighting back
The world of online auctions is becoming as notorious as the Wild West. Unscrupulous thieves con innocent buyers and the authorities seem powerless to intervene.
Fraudtracking.com, a campaigning website, estimates that British customers are losing £500,000 a day through fraudulent transactions on the various auction sites, but there were just 70 convictions for online auction fraud last year.