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EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 11 - February 01, 2001 - ISSN 1539-5065    6 of 6

Online Auction Fraud - Another Study

By Ina Steiner
EcommerceBytes.com
February 02, 2001




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31% of Americans online participate in online auctions, according to a Harris Interactive survey commissioned by the National Consumers League (NCL). 41% of online auction buyers reported having experienced a problem. NCL has launched a media campaign, made possible with an unrestricted educational grant from Tradenable (formerly I-Escrow.com), to educate consumers about safe ways to pay for online auction transactions. Here is a page of tips the site has developed to help buyers protect themselves when buying at online auction: http://www.fraud.org/internet/inttip/aucttip.htm

About the author:

Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com.

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