Sunday, August 3, 2008

Obstruction of Justice as eBay Removes Evidence

I really hate to keep banging the drum on this ebusiness_supplies scandal in Australia. The fact of the matter is, not only is PayPal Australia back-pedaling as fast as they can on Buyer Protection

I emailed Paypal and after about 5 emails and a lot of frustration, I got the buyer protection ... Paypal was a disgrace really, they closed the dispute and blew me off initially. Until I wanted it in writing that they would not honour the Protection..only then did they come good.
but eBay is busily removing any trace that the seller existed.

It is fact that eBay did nothing to shut down this seller for weeks despite repeated reporting of policy violations in listings. It is also fact that because of the policy violations many of the listings which carried PayPal Buyer Protection buttons were not eligible for PayPal Buyer Protection. This is deceptive trading any way you look at it.

There is some speculation in Australia that eBay took no action beyond removing active listings in order to run the clock out on time limits for filing a dispute. This would not surprise me at all.

What does surprise me is that eBay would remove evidence in what is now an active criminal fraud investigation. This is obstruction of justice.

eBay and Paypal are NOT serving the best interests of the buyer. Naturally eBay claims they are "simply a venue" but I wonder how long that will serve as an excuse in Australia.

Y'all come back

Western Australia Today

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A large corporation trying to cover up a scandal? No!! Not eBay!

Sadly, eBay has become like most large businesses: "Nope, not our fault. We knew nothing about it." Cover ups are nothing new nor should anyone be surprised. Yes, it is obstruction of justice. But look at it this way: if a housewife from the US knows about their cover up, then so does the Australian government. No-one will do anything until Australian citizens force their government to act. Good luck good people of Oz!

Anony Mouse