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EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 222 - December 16, 2001 - ISSN 1539-5065    2 of 4

Internet-Auction Fraudster Charged In Massachusetts

By Ina Steiner
December 16, 2001

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A Massachusetts man was charged with larceny after allegedly selling large-screen TVs that didn't exist via online auctions. Prosecuters say that the suspect, who was arrested Thursday, defrauded dozens of customers of more than $100,000. A centralized database of complaints helped crack the case. http://www.businesstoday.com/business/business/frau12152001.htm

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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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