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Ebanned has Zero Tolerance
for fraud! We will co-operate
fully with any investigation by the proper authorities regarding claims of fraud. Any acts of fraud
or suspicions thereof, should be reported to the Ebanned Administration.
Ebanned investigates each case as a whole, taking into consideration the
members complete Ebanned history. If, after investigating a complaint, the
complaint is found to be correct, Ebanned will terminate that members
account on the first offense. We do maintain a blacklist of fraudulent
members and share our blacklisted information with the proper authorities.
Here are some pointers that may help you avoid becoming a victim of fraud:
Check the feedback of the
seller. Learn how that particular seller does business. Members with a
feedback rating of 0 or above are members in good standing.
Know the seller, email
them, ask questions. Do this before you bid. If you bid and then
ask questions, you are still responsible for the winning bid if in
fact you are the high bidder at the end.
Check their other
listings, see that everything is consistent on each and every listing.
Some differences are to be expected, but be on the watch for obvious
differences such as different photos displaying different sellers but
all claiming to be as one. (Please Note:
Some sellers, for security reasons, choose not to show their face.
This does not guarantee the seller is fraudulent and should not
prevent you from bidding on their items.)
Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, chances are, it is!
Know what you are bidding
Pay with a Postal
Money order. This leaves records and can be traced if there is
ever a question.
Never send cash unless you know who you are dealing with and feel comfortable. (The USPS does not recommend sending cash at any time, but should you choose to do so, it is at your own risk.)
While these pointers will not
necessarily prevent you from falling victim to a dishonest seller, it is
our hope that they will be helpful to you.
Unfortunately, the internet has become a breeding ground for dishonest people with no scruples. If you find yourself the victim of fraud there are several actions you can take. Also note that Ebanned and it's legal counsel work closely with the authorities when dealing with a fraudulent member.
If you paid by Money
Order, you have a case of Mail Fraud which is a Federal Offense and is
punishable by hefty fines and/or jail time.
Helpful USPS links concerning Mail Fraud
Mail Fraud and Misrepresentation
US Postal Inspection Service (USPIS)
Find local USPIS
USPIS Mail Fraud
If you sent cash, you
still have a Mail Fraud Issue, however this is harder to prove and is
feedback to the seller.
District Attorney and file a complaint.
Again, we are a medium and not responsible for legal action, however we comply with all authorities concerning an investigation.