ED Magedson – Founder
Yet another report about eBay and the fraud they try to cover up.
My trouble stated a year ago when I purchased a car via ebay and not only did this 2007 car not make it home but it turns out it had been involved in an accident and had been put back together so badly that its a write-off.
I contacted eBay and got messed around but also discovered by linking phone numbers and cars together that the seller hand no less than eight other eBay accounts making him a trader and knowing it is an offence under the 1988 road traffic act for a trader to sell cars in such poor condition I contacted the police who seem unwilling to do a thing about it saying it was a civil matter which I could understand if I had the fraudsters address to commence legal proceeding myself.
The police past me off to the trading standards who played me along for months saying they were waiting for information from eBay and by the time this information arrived the trading standards had changed their tune and said I didnt have information to back up my claim that the fraudster had been using all the account however they did admit that eBay only had fake names and address for all eight accounts I had mentioned having removed all the relevant web pages and by now the trading standards were also claiming they could not connect the dots but fortunately I had manage to keep copies of the eBay listings, blowing that excuse out the water. [continued below]....
Soon it became a game between the police and the Birmingham trading standards who said they could not do anything as they could not find a name or address of the fraudster and the police who where saying it worth their time. I complained to the police for not taking action who seem more interested in arresting people for eating kit-cats whilst driving than investigating a serial fraudster that is selling cars from around junction 2 on the M5 in Birmingham and so I lodge a complaint with the so called independent police complaints committee (IPCC) who by their own figures throw 89% of complaints in the bin and all they did was stretch things out and would not even address my allegations against the police.
Yes folks I know eBay has a lot of friends in high places but I didnt know that included the Police, Trading standards and the IPCC and to me the whole episode stinks of fraud at the highest level and yet when I made request under the freedom of information act requesting crime statistics on internet crime I received a two page reply informing me why they were not able to furnish my request.
eBay apparently provides special training to thousands of police officer each year and I was wondering if eBay ask the policemen if they prefer cream in their tea when serving it up and knowing eBays reputation we can all expect the police will soon be asking the MAFIA for gun control lessons in the near future.
What should had been an open and shut case of fraud has now been dragging on for over a year and having been so appalled by the cover up I now run the eBuster,co,uk that has copies of millions of eBay pages thus ensuring eBay and the Police find it much more difficult to brush these crimes under the carpet as if they never happened.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 11/01/2009 12:28 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/ebay-inc/internet/motor-vehicleebay-incebay-inc-ebay-are-the-problo-9356dhtm-518148. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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