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What's to stop a fraudulent ebayer from praising themselves(5 posts)

What's to stop a fraudulent ebayer from praising themselvesKristin
Apr 9, 2003 6:48 AM
What's to stop me from praising myself on this site under several login names and then defrauding people?
re: What's to stop a fraudulent ebayer from praising themselvesred_ellsworth
Apr 10, 2003 8:13 AM
From a practical point of view you don't stop it. I posted on 1/21/03 about getting hurt on an overseas deal and what mistakes I made, but no one read it. Two months later it all hits the fan and everyone gets excited. Moral is to go back as far as possible and read. Bad traders are always posted somewhere.

Insofar as Ebay I can only tell you what to look for on an ID. I am verified by Ebay which is their cross checking system on bank accounts, e-mail, etc.

If a deal is too good to be true it usually is. I am supposed to be old and wise but got burned since I wanted to make the sale.

I will stick to buying from those I personally know or from the LBS. It is cleaner with less grief.

re: What's to stop a fraudulent ebayer from praising themselvesdavet
Apr 12, 2003 12:09 PM
To issue feedback on eBay, an auction must have taken place and only buyer and seller can leave feedback. I suppose a crafty chisler could hold several auctions, shill bid them and have positive feedback given.

Here's eBay site regarding feedback. It will more thoroughly answer your question.
I'm not talking about EBayKristin
Apr 14, 2003 11:37 AM
I'm talking about someone using this board to post praises about themselves. Technically, you can post under as many unique names as you want...granted you have a number of email addresses.
I'm not talking about EBayred_ellsworth
Apr 15, 2003 8:47 AM
Obviously not a lot since you see how easy it is to post. However there are some really sharp people who monitor this board and, in the past, have been able to identify multiple posts by IP addresses. It all boils down to whom you really know to be a good trader and how much savings is involved over buying from a MO house or LBS.

Good luck,