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eBay Fraud Exposed By The Counterfeit Report
When a consumer watchdog organization alerted eBay that it had found hundreds of counterfeits on the site, eBay blocked the whistleblower's accounts and removed its neg feedback warning about fake products.
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The company, The Counterfeit Report, had just completed a 9-month investigation into counterfeit products being sold on eBay, publisher Craig Crosby, told Business Insider. It had discovered 250 of them, verifying that each one was a fake with the manufacturer.

For instance, The Counterfeit Report bought a so-called "Sandisk 64GB microSDHC memory card" on eBay. But Sandisk doesn't make such a product and confirmed to The Counterfeit Report that the one bought on eBay was a fake, according to emails shared with Business Insider.

The Counterfeit Report also bought fake Apple iPhone chargers, which have been implicated in starting fires, as well as counterfeit over-the-counter drugs, sporting goods, fragrances, auto accessories, and more.

Mistaken For An 'Abusive Buyer' When Crosby contacted eBay to alert the company of the counterfeits it found on eBay, "eBay retaliated by blocking The Counterfeit Report’s corporate eBay accounts," Crosby said. eBay also removed The Counterfeit Report's feedback left for counterfeit sellers.

Once again here we have eBay profiting from fraud. Just like the scam car for sale auctions, eBay is only interested in collecting it's fees. If you get ripped off that's just too bad.

You can read The Counterfeit Reports press release here. We blogged this article back in 2012 where eBay got bagged for selling counterfeit Rosetta Stone software. Obviously things have not changed for the good since then. frown


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