It’s been a while since eBay buyers being ripped off by dodgy sellers demanding payment by Western Union have been in the news. It used to one of those stories that the newspapers loved to whip eBay with. But, having banned Western Union and campaigned hard to raise awareness, the problem largely went away.
But it would seem ebay have become compacent about safety and Western Union scams. these ads were spotted and grabbed last week. If you search for items with “west” or “western” in the title, look who pops up in the contextual ads under the search results. Tut tut.