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EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 401 - September 26, 2002 - ISSN 1539-5065    2 of 4

U.S. Postal Inspectors Applaud PayPal's Anti-Fraud Efforts

By Ina Steiner
EcommerceBytes.com
September 26, 2002




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The U.S. Postal Inspection Service recently presented awards to members of PayPal's anti-fraud team in appreciation and recognition of their aid in the investigation of a man accused of Internet auction fraud.

San Francisco Postal Inspector Barry Mew presented PayPal fraud investigators with commemorative plaques thanking them for their "significant contribution" to the investigation and capture of Jay Nelson, of Gilsum, New Hampshire. Nelson, 34, recently pleaded guilty to charges of mail fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering for failing to deliver thousands of items he offered for sale on Internet auction sites, according to the announcement.

"PayPal fraud investigators played a critical role in our ability to compile evidence against Jay Nelson," said Mew. "We appreciate their willingness to work closely with us and other law enforcement agencies."

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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