"Entire towns" go phishing, says eBay

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eBay have criticised law enforcement agencies in Romania for not doing more to stop phishing. Mark Lee, trust and safety manager for eBay UK, [where’s Rambo?!] said that there “no fear of real punishment” for internet scammers in countries like Romania, Russia and China; “there are towns in Romania where the entire focus is on sites like eBay as the main source of income.”

Last year, eBay in partnership with law enforcement agencies, ran a campaign to catch Romanian phishers. As many of the country’s policing resources are concentrated in the capital Bucharest, they found backlogs of up to 200 eBay fraud-related cases in some smaller towns. And, as the Times reported, when eBay scamming is the town’s principal industry, there’s little incentive to close it down.

4 Responses

  1. At lease Ebay have identified the “enemy” now, which is a step forward.

    How to deal with that enemy is now the big question ūüôā

    Mark

  2. I think that’s the point, Blighty Mark – these guys are good. And I guess for one thing, Classic Mark, they need something as profitable to do. If I were eBay, I’d employ Vladuz and friends as security consultants.

  3. Indonesia has been at it since ebay started
    its not safe to deal there yet , cant see how they are going to easily stop Roumania

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