Stop taking chances when you buy or sell on eBay.
The Internet can be a dangerous place, especially where money changes hands. Right this minute there are many criminals planning scams to con innocent people out of their hard earned dollars. At least one of them just posted an auction to eBay.
Don't Be One Of Their Victims!
Crime On eBay explains how scams on eBay work and how you can easily avoid them. Once you are aware of a scam, it stands out like a sore thumb. You are in trouble if you don't know what to look for. Even the most intelligent and careful person can fall victim to a well crafted scam. Learn to trade in safety.
eBay is a great place to buy and sell, but it can be a minefield if you do not know what to watch out for.
This book may save you thousands of dollars and it will surely make you a more educated eBay member. If it only saves you from being scammed once, it is well worth avoiding the headache and frustration.
I have used eBay since 1998 and I check my favorite categories every day. I will continue to use it because I know what to look for and how to tread safely through the sometimes dangerous waters of Internet commerce.
Many of the same scams used on eBay are used on other websites, through the mail, and even in newspaper classifieds. Once you see how these scams work on eBay, you can apply the same knowledge to any website, any buyer, any seller.
This audio book also includes these bonus special reports that go in depth on specific topics which are high crime areas. They reveal techniques used by scammers to steal thousands of dollars from a single individual. Don't let that individual be you, find out how these scams work and how you can protect yourself:
This book is a must have for every eBay user and should be required reading before buying or selling anyting on the site.
it was a really hard slog listening to this book. the first part covers the obvious and sounds like an eBay users guide documenting every button. the meat of the book can be summed up in a few paragraphs which amount to normal prudence. the rest is a repetitive set of get-this or get-that promoting his web site. I'll never get that time back. I didn't really learn anything new.
Where does CRIME On eBay rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
I learned a lot.
What did you like best about this story?
It was written by a lawyer.
What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?
There were rare problems. My machine? The recording? The narrator?
What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?
Too many to list.
Any additional comments?
Extremely well informed, but didn't mention details such as eBay owns PayPal. Didn't come out with all the information to protect the ethical seller.
This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
The book is full of useful information, but what irritated me most of all was the dogmatic assurance, over and over again that if a buyer or seller was located outside the USA or had anything at all out of the ordinary about their behaviour, "This is a scam!"
"No reputable buyer would live anywhere but America, exercise extreme caution with foreigners. Check feedback history ratings of Canadians with care." Well, I'm exaggerating a bit, but honestly, there could be any number of legitimate reasons why someone would sell a concert ticket or their late grandmother's jewellery, or whatever. Not everyone doing this "is definitely a scammer."
A paranoid American would love this book.
Okay, a lot of the advice is good, and both buyer and seller beware, but listen to the advice on details, check anything that looks suspicious, but do not accept the blanket dictum that somebody doing such and such "can only be a scammer."
I've been buying and selling on eBay for a long time, and while I have a lot of respect for eBay in doing their job in what is essentially a scammer's paradise, the biggest crooks I've found here have been Paypal. Arbitrary decisions, lack of understanding, limited appeal process. You get got by Paypal, you stay got.
Keep your eyes open, don't accept everything at face value, beware of anything that seems too good to be true, but there are amazing bargains to be had on eBay. I've had some excellent purchases at way below retail. And I've sold a bunch of things that didn't go for as much as I'd like.
Would you ever listen to anything by Michael Ford again?
I'd take it with a grain of salt.
What three words best describe Jane Wells’s voice?
Pleasant. Informal. Personality.