Triangulation fraud, hijacked accounts, & online scams proliferate across marketplaces - learn how to protect your business!

eBay Beefing Up Cybersecurity Operations Members Public

eBay hiring cybersecurity & financial intelligence ops roles - are they finally taking fraud & cybercrime seriously?


Phishing Scam Sends Invoice From Compromised PayPal Account Members Public

Watch out for this PayPal phishing scam that uses actual invoices sent from a fake or compromised account.


Watch Out For Counterfeit USPS Forever Stamps On eBay Members Public

eBay sees a flood of counterfeit USPS Forever stamps as scammers take advantage of buyers trying to beat recent price increase.


Hacked eBay Account Costs Seller Thousands In Fees Members Public

Seller pleads for help as eBay attempts to collect thousands of dollars in fraudulent fees incurred after account hijacking.


Will The INFORM Consumers Act Stop Stolen Goods On eBay? Members Public

Home Depot & other retailers push for online marketplaces to be held accountable for stolen goods sold on their platforms - will it work?


Does USPS Change Of Address Put Your Identity At Risk? Members Public

A new OIG report highlights troubling trends in USPS change of address requests used for fraud & identity theft.


eBay Specialty Services Scam Leaves Buyers Unprotected Members Public

An eBay scam targeting Steam Decks, Omega Moonswatches & more is leaving buyers with no protection or help from customer service.


Verification Errors & Banned Accounts - What's Up With eBay Security? Members Public

Users report account verification errors & bannings, new session timeout features - is eBay finally waking up to account takeover fraud on the platform?


Received An eBay 1099-K But Never Sold On The Platform? Members Public

eBay sends 1099-K tax forms to people who never created an account or sold anything- are fraudsters using stolen identities on the platform?


Is It Time For The FTC To Get Tough On eBay Presales? Members Public

eBay often turns a blind eye to sellers who violate presale policies & FTC 30 day mailing rule - is it time for tougher regulatory enforcement?


eBay Authenticity Guarantee & Chargebacks Members Public

A seller faces a "nightmare" scenario after receiving a payment dispute on a watch that was authenticated through eBay's Authenticity Guarantee program.

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eBay Ignores Seller Concerns About Hijacked Accounts Members Public

A seller has been trying for a month to get eBay's attention regarding suspicious purchases being made by hijacked accounts, but eBay has ignored their concerns.


How To Report eBay Preorder Abuse Members Public

If you ordered an Xbox mini-fridge, gaming console, Lego Star Wars At-At, or any of the millions of presale listings on eBay and get left holding the bag, here's what you can do about it.


eBay Germany Suspends RatePay Due To Fraud Concerns Members Public

eBay has temporarily suspended use of the RatePay direct debit payment option on its platform amidst concerns of possible fraud and identity theft.


Cyber Weekend Cyber Security Members Public

As the busy Q4 holiday shopping rush heats up, so do fraudsters' efforts - how can buyers and sellers protect themselves?


Why Doesn't eBay Do More To Stop Car Scams? Members Public

It seems like eBay car scams have been around almost as long as the platform has existed, why doesn't eBay do more to curb this particular kind of fraud?


eBay & ScamWatch Australia Team Up For Scams Awareness Week Members Public

eBay partners with Australia Consumer Commission for scam awareness campaign, encouraging people to speak up about scams to reduce stigma and increase education.


eBay Same Zip Code Tracking Scams Members Public

Same zip code tracking fraud has been on a problem on eBay for decades - why don't they do more to protect buyers and sellers?


Triangulation Fraud - What Is It & How Can You Protect Yourself? Members Public

Triangulation fraud occurs when a buyer makes a genuine purchase on a third-party marketplace, but the seller fraudulently purchases the product from another merchant. I spent a year investigating triangulation fraud on the eBay platform and was shocked at what I found.


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