Yahoo Japan Sued For Scam Auctions
from the how-is-this-yahoo's-fault dept
It’s actually somewhat surprising we don’t hear more stories like this. Yahoo Japan has an online auction service, and just like every online auction service, some scammers use it to pull the old “sell something you don’t have” trick. Of course, the people who are fault are the scammers — but upset scam victims apparently figured they need to look somewhere else to sue, and the obvious choice is Yahoo Japan. So, despite just being the platform for the auctions, there’s now a class action lawsuit against Yahoo Japan because some scammers used the auction site. This is going to be a very difficult case for those suing to prove. It’s not Yahoo’s fault — even though the lawsuit claims that Yahoo somehow knew these auctions were fraudulent. This is yet another case where people sue the big company, rather than suing whoever actually broke the law.