(PRWEB) November 14, 2004
In 2002, Internet auction fraud was the most reported offense according to the Internet Fraud Complaint Center (IFCC). The IFCC is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National White Collar Crime Center. These complaints ranged from no delivery, misrepresentation, identity theft, to fraudulent cashiers checks.
Since then, eBay scams have gotten worse.
In order to help eBay shoppers eBay business expert Terry Gibbs has put together a free report to help people avoid these scams. This free report teaches buyers how to spot scams, and should be particularly helpful during the Christmas buying season.
While eBay claims less than .01 percent of eBay transactions are fraudulent, being victimized is still painful - no matter how rare it is. A bit of due diligence by bidders will help buyers avoid problems.
Gibbs has taught over 7,000 people how to sell on eBay, and has directly participated in over 12,000 eBay auctions. Using his knowledge and experience and advice from his students, Gibbs put together a checklist of 27 warning signs of fraud.
The free eBay BuyerÂs Guide outlines the risks of buying on eBay. It also contains explanations of the most common types of eBay scams, helpful advice for locating almost anything on eBay and advice about snipe bidding. (Waiting until the last minute in order to get lower prices)
The guide can be distributed to others at no cost.
Gibbs also wrote a companion eBay selling guide. The eBay SellerÂs Guide is also free and contains helpful advice about selling on eBay.
Download the eBay BuyerÂs Guide at:
You can contact Gibbs for interviews from his website at:
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