eBay Still Popular For Criminals
from the the-new-new-pawn-shop dept
Over a year ago we had a post about how eBay was pushing out pawn shops as the popular way to fence stolen goods. It seems that nothing much has changed, as plenty of stolen products are still showing up and eBay still claims it’s just a “minor” problem – nothing you should concern yourself with. However, the article does have one story of a woman who bought a laptop via eBay, and then found out it was stolen when she tried to call for service from the manufacturer.
Comments on “eBay Still Popular For Criminals”
the old adage doesn't even work..
The problem (or boon) for fencing on ebay is that even the old adage they quoted in the article, “As we always say, if the deal is too good to be true, it usually is.”, doesn’t hold true.. on ebay, there’s no need to drop the price of an item simply because it’s stolen..
Re: the old adage doesn't even work..
Yes, there is a need to drop the price of an item – how else can you compete with the other thieves.
drop the price on stolen goods
Yes, there is reason to drop the price on stolen goods – how else can you compete with the other thieves .
E-bay buyers are a bunch of air heads – they think sellers have a garden in their back yard where they grow the items.