Scammers deploy bots for Ebay manipulation

Tom Sanders in California
vnunet.com 01 Aug 2006

“Online scammers have turned to automated bots to create Ebay accounts with a positive feedback record, reports security vendor Fortinet.

…The bogus accounts typically sell virtual items such as wall papers and e-books through a “buy it now” auction for 1 cent and no shipping costs. Those items are then bought by another fraudulent Ebay account, all in an automated fashion.”

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