eBay Scams So Easy A Child Could Do It
from the quite-a-success dept
It's probably not quite the advertisement that eBay was looking for, but it turns out that it's so damn easy to run a basic "sell expensive crap you don't have and never ship stuff" scam that even a 13-year-old can do it and score quite a bit of money. This particular 13-year-old became so successful at it that he dropped out of school, rented offices (which he didn't pay for) and hired two people (to do what is unclear). He also eventually hired a bodyguard to protect him from angry customers. Apparently, though, the bodyguard couldn't protect him from the police, who still took months to track him down. It does make you wonder, though, how such a scam could go on for so long without the boy getting caught.