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Concern Over eBay Fakes Heats Up

Jan 31, 20061 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

An article in The New York Times, “Seeking Fakes, Angry Traders Confront eBay,” highlights growing concern about the number of counterfeit goods being sold at eBay. According to the Times, a band of eBay vigilantes are trying to raise awareness about the problem. As CSO reported in “Auction Blocks” last August, Tiffany & Co. has sued the online auctioneer, citing evidence that 3 out of 4 pieces of “Tiffany” jewelry sold at eBay are actually fakes.

For tips on spotting stolen or counterfeit goods, see CSO’s checklist “Selling Points.”.

By Sarah Scalet