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Gainsborough: Ebay thief stole thousands from employers

There are 2 comments on the Retford Today story from Apr 4, 2014, titled Gainsborough: Ebay thief stole thousands from employers. In it, Retford Today reports that:

A Gainsborough thief who stole specialised items from his employers and sold them on Ebay has been jailed for 18 weeks.

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Since: Nov 13

Sydney, Australia

#1 Apr 4, 2014
“No Receipt? No Problem. Sell it on [Sleaz]eBay!”

http://cappnonymous.wordpress.com/2014/01/11/...

“As you can see, this is a recipe for disaster. The very first thing ebaY will want when a buyer complaint is filed will be proof of authenticity/purchase/acquisit ion for the items(s). But feel free to list all your fake designer and brand name widgets and gadgets. Ebay wants you to!…”—cappnonymous

“Sell your first 10 [stolen/fake] items for free.”

Another desperate “special offer”(and first ten items listed fee-free) from eBay inviting their fellow felons to hawk their stolen/fake goods for sale on eBay …

Yet another indication that things must be getting desperate at the ’Bay … So, what’s new?…

Can’t you just picture the headless turkeys in the eBay executive suite, furiously running around in circles, flapping their wings, bumping into each other, and coming up with such pathetic ideas as this …

eBay / PayPal / Donahoe: Dead Men Walking ... http://bit.ly/11F2eas

Serial Numbers on eBay Listings …

In lieu of a dedicated “eBay Act” to try to control this most unscrupulous commercial entity, at the least there should be a statutory requirement, for those types of items that usually bear a serial number, that eBay have a searchable field for that required serial number, so that victims of theft could then have a greatly increased chance of recovering their stolen goods; why, it might even be possibly to improve the recovery rate to near 100%…

Of course, eBay would never voluntarily implement such a feature as it would disrupt too great a part of their income stream from the sale of stolen goods …

Wire Fraud on Buyers on eBay Auctions

The fundamental fraud by eBay on consumers is eBay's demonstrably false claim to have “sophisticated and proactive” systems in place to control shill bidding fraud. Clearly, eBay has no such systems in place, and such a claim is therefore a "false representation for the purpose of making a gain” and that is effectively a criminal fraud on eBay users, a deliberate and outrageous deception on eBay’s great many trusting users, leading those users to believe that the warm woolly coats on their backs are safe when, in fact, eBay is leading them into the shearing shed where eBay’s wolves are laying in wait. Indeed, eBay has been tacitly aiding and abetting, and effectively encouraging such criminal activity since the year dot, and particularly so since Johnny Ho introduced additional anonymity for bidding IDs in 2008, for no other reason than to further obscure shill bidding fraud from which eBay profits handsomely, for example … http://bit.ly/11F2eas

And it also says a lot about the laziness, or corruption, of the regulatory authorities that no action has been taken even to stop, let alone to prosecute eBay for, this demonstrable, massive wire fraud on consumers …

Since: Nov 13

Sydney, Australia

#3 Apr 4, 2014
Endemic Vehicle Fraud on eBay Marketplaces ...

I was much saddened to read in the BarclayBank/eBay Scam thread at
http://www.legalbeagles.info/forums/showthrea...
about so many people being recently defrauded wholly of such large sums of money …

Regrettably, eBay is little concerned about such scammers, else they would do something to better verify the bona fides of new sellers of high value items; ultimately, eBay is interested only in their FVF, which you can bet they will have collected from the scammer’s bank account / credit card the moment the “sale” was made—think about that for a moment …

And, clearly Barclays Bank has a serious problem verifying the owners of accounts opened with their bank—just like eBay …

It appears that, in the final analysis, the internet fraud problem is so great that it is apparently beyond the control (or interest) of the statutory authorities. The only hope of a solution would seem to be for legislators to make the owners of the venues that enable the fraudsters to operate (mainly eBay, of course) responsible for any such proven fraud—eBay would then clear up the problem promptly; in the meantime you simply have to be very much more cynical and careful to protect yourself …

The 2008 Greater Manchester Police/eBay story in the “Bury Focus”…
http://www.buryfocus.co.uk/news-features/17/n...
was pure spin, undoubtedly sourced directly from the eBay Dept of Spin. I would suggest that eBay has never been the first to report a shill bidding fraudster to the authorities; only after the media, or the authorities (reluctantly), have gotten involved, will eBay’s Dept of Spin start spewing forth media releases about how they assisted the authorities to bring the evil scammer to book …

Having said all that there is this more subtle form of fraud—shill bidding fraud—that is simply endemic on the “nominal-start” auctions run by professional sellers …

Ultimately, whatever the form of fraud, eBay is the problem; eBay Inc. is a most unscrupulous commercial organisation and is demonstrably the greatest calculated facilitator of shill bidding auction fraud on consumers that the world is ever likely to know, and no one in any statutory authority appears interested in doing anything about that either. Apparently, government welcomes the economic activity but is not interested in doing anything about the endemic fraud that permeates, in particular, the eBay-owned sites ...

In the final analysis, you have to be more careful and look out for yourself because, contrary the eBay’s disingenuous claims, eBay certainly is not looking out for you; eBay quite falsely leads users to believe that the warm woolly coats that they wear on their backs are safe whereas, in respect to shill bidding fraud, eBay knowingly and calculatedly leads users into the shearing shed where eBay’s wolves are laying in wait.

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