Online auction fraud on the increase

Online auction room fraud is on the rise, with websites such as eBay and Amazon being targeted because of their large number of users.

7th April, 2007

Online auction room fraud is on the rise, with websites such as eBay and Amazon being targeted because of their large number of users.

A senior garda and a representative of eBay will appear on RTE’s Crimecall on Tuesday week to warn the public about the problem.

While the auction rooms are safe to users, fraudsters pose as genuine sellers and invite interested buyers to contact them outside the website.

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