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Auction Fraud on the Rise, Some Say

Has auction fraud gotten worse recently? That depends on whom you ask. Dennis Barringer went hunting for con artists recently after he ordered a laptop computer from an auction seller and received a phone book instead. His vigorous vigilante efforts since then have landed him two death threats. Another vigilante, Michael Carr, says in some categories on eBay, 75 percent of the items offered are scams. And even eBay concedes that auction criminals are getting more crafty all the time. Full Story

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