13 Year Old Buys Helicopter And Jet On eBay

from the nothing-to-it dept

Apparently a “penniless” thirteen-year-old kid used his school’s computers to buy a helicopter and a jet on eBay for a bit over a million dollars (actually, the article switches back and forth between dollars and pounds). He also bought a pickup truck and some motorbikes. He used the username and password of his friend’s mother (they don’t explain how he got that…). The helicopter owner called the woman to ask how she intended to pay for it. I had thought that eBay uses some sort of validation system for purchases that are so large – but apparently they don’t.

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