The FBI has put out a wanted poster and Interpol has issued red notices looking for help in tracking down a gang of seven swindlers who allegedly ran a $3 million (£1.8m) scam, selling cars that were just figments of their very active imaginations.
His stunts included cooking up stealth accounts, bidding up items and then refusing to pay, after which he leaves nasty reviews.
For those sins, a Detroit man is being condemned by media (without a trial) and by a reporter who didn't bother to find out if any of his stunts were actually illegal. (Not to belittle the harassment committed by the person.)
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One unsecured mobile phone + one click = a congratulatory note from eBay and a bit of a project sitting in the driveway. Might just be time to secure that mobile phone!
A slimmer, trimmer new eBay logo, rolled out last week, is already being pasted into phishing scams. Add "skinny letters" to the list of warning signs that flag fake eBay-branded come-ons.
Authorities in the United States have charged two men in connection with a DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attack that crippled websites such as Amazon.com in June 2008.
Please be careful. Malicious hackers have spammed out the latest incarnation of a campaign designed to compromise your computer - this time disguising their emails as though they were payment requests from eBay. The emails have a blank message body, Read more…