Find Your Stolen Goods On eBay

from the solve-crimes-from-home dept

In the past two years there have been fairly regular stories about how criminals are using eBay to sell stolen goods. It appears that the police are finally catching on. In New Jersey, two local thieves were arrested after the local police had the bright idea to log onto eBay and search for the stolen goods. Since eBay has no problem whatsoever handing over private info to police, they got the seller’s info, followed him around, and eventually compared his fingerprints (taken after he was accused of pulling a fire alarm at his school) to those found at the scene of the burglary.

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Anonymous Coward says:

I once picked a seller who was in my city for the ease of pickup etc. but she kept refusing to meet with me or do the swap between the good and my check/$ in person. I suspected it was stolen good, since she finally agree to meet but didn’t want anyone in her neighborhood to see, and told me that once I am there I should just take the box and leave and should not try and open it on the street or in front of her home, scary!…put two and two together!

dana alsobrooks says:

searching for stolen items

my grandfather’s WWII medals, letters, pictures, and other memorabilia were stolen from fort mccoy in wisconsin sometime between 1997? and 2008? and were reported to have been sold on ebay. his name was alvin l. alsobrooks. i know its a longshot, but ive spent years looking, and would appreciate any leads, and can be anonymous. thank you!

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