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Fraud is the wrongful or intentionally willful criminal deception with intent to have financial or personal gain over another. has a zero-tolerance policy for fraud. If you suspect that a seller (or buyer, for that matter) is committing fraud, we encourage you to contact us with the details and we will investigate the claim ASAP. Further, if you pursue it outside of and contact the authorities, will cooperate fully with any such investigation and may in the interim take action including suspending accounts within our system.

BEFORE YOU BID, there are some common sense things you can do:

  1. Look at the auction listing. Does it seem to make sense? In other words, does it look like a win-win for the buyer and seller? If so, that's a point in its legitimacy favor. If it looks too good to be true, it might just be.

  2. Look at the sellers feedback. Are there negatives? If so, do they appear legit? Is there a high percentage of negative feedbacks listed, or recent ones?

  3. Contact the seller prior to bidding, ask a question, and see if you get a response. If you bid and win and then ask questions, you are still responsible for completing the transaction.

  4. Does the seller have more than one auction running? If so, look at the auctions and see if the pictures show the same person.

  5. Take one or more of the photos in an auction and run it through a service like TinEye or do a reverse image search through Google. If it shows up in a lot of places, that should be a red flag.
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