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    Museum Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert
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    Amti the Detective .... Well done super sleuth !!!!

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    Yes Eric! I saw the same thing as Anti. (one buyer getting multiple items for 7 cents). Scammers!

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    This seems like such an easily spottable scam - a simple algorithm would flag this seller in a nanosecond. One has to believe eBay is fully aware and is complicit in allowing their customers to be defrauded. The number of fraudulent auctions and scam-artist sellers just in the pearl category must be in thousands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jshepherd View Post
    This seems like such an easily spottable scam - a simple algorithm would flag this seller in a nanosecond. One has to believe eBay is fully aware and is complicit in allowing their customers to be defrauded. The number of fraudulent auctions and scam-artist sellers just in the pearl category must be in thousands.
    Completely agree with you, Jeremy. The problem is so widespread I no longer take time to report the fraud.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jshepherd View Post
    This seems like such an easily spottable scam - a simple algorithm would flag this seller in a nanosecond. One has to believe eBay is fully aware and is complicit in allowing their customers to be defrauded. The number of fraudulent auctions and scam-artist sellers just in the pearl category must be in thousands.
    The only time I recall eBay cracking down on fraud was for items advertised as Tiffany when they were not; but we all know Tiffany has an army of attorneys, and they forced eBay to take action.

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    Maybe the proper tactic here would be to report this fraudulent activity to the FTC? Clearly eBay isn't self policing...so maybe the answer is to file a complaint against eBay rather than the individuals within the marketplace.
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    JP, I would totally support this, any idea how to go about implementing?
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