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EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 111 - June 26, 2001 - ISSN 1539-5065    1 of 3

Auction Sites Asked to Provide Data to Congress

By Ina Steiner
June 26, 2001

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Lawmakers on Tuesday asked for data from Internet auction sites Yahoo, eBay and Amazon on the prevalence of fraud in online auctions. Reps. Billy Tauzin and Heather Wilson want the companies to help analyze what contributed to online auction fraud and suggest ways to protect consumers. http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010626/wr/congress_internet_auctions_dc_1.html

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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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