Heard something about cheques yesterday. Whereby a buyer pays with a fraudulent cheque the cheque clears, the seller sends the goods (Usually to a shipping agent/ abroad). Although the bank has cleared the cheque, when they find that it is fraudulent they take back the money so the seller is left out of pocket.
I just cant believe banks can clear a cheque, then find it to be fraudulent and then take back the money.... they want it all their own way.
The ebay toolbar can be a very worthwhile addition to any regular traders browser. It has settings for scammers and spoof sites/emails and offers very easy ways of reporting new ones which is the only way of stopping these b*s***ds.
I have a slight feeling that some of them are accessing info enough to contact ebayers by signing up to the ebay affiliates program - you sign up and get paid to re-direct visitors from your site to ebay auctions. You get paid for each person that then goes on to register and buy from ebay. Because their account is 'tied' to your affiliate details, it is then possible to access data more sensitive than would normally be available. I don't know if I should be concerned or not, when I was able to sign up for the affiliate program inside of five minutes - and that included any checks into my background on their side and confirmation emails being sent to me!?!....