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Online Auction Fraud


Online Auction Fraud: E-BAY Fraud or UBid may be the most popular online auction sites, but fraud happens with most all auction sites. Auctioning live animals, guns, or just antiques.


Online Auction Fraud

There are many common forms of online auction fraud, and it is important to protect yourself if you conduct business through online auction sites such as eBay, UBid, or others.

If you have suspicions about the authenticity of an online auction or if you have been scammed by a seller, you must act quickly to recover any losses. At ICS, we have a global network of expert private investigators who provide access to resources not easily available to the public. Call us today for a free consultation, and let us put our team to work for you.

Online Auction Fraud Investigation Information:

  • Examples of online auction fraud
    • Fraudulent Payment Methods
      • Fake cashier’s check and counterfeit money orders
    • Unauthenticated unique items
  • Logistical problems
    • NARUed Accounts
    • Non-Responsive Emails
    • Email Traces
    • Address Reversals
    • Phantom Sellers
    • High Dollar Items
    • Automobiles and Motorcycles
    • Antiques
    • Fake Escrow Services
    • Criminal Complaint Assistance
    • Grand Larceny
    • Online Auction Scams
    • Schemes to Defraud
    • Vigilantism
    • Defamation
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Are You in Need?

Online auction fraud is a very common scam and is difficult to detect and trace without the proper resources and experience.  Often, victims do not know that they have been defrauded until it is too late.  At ICS, we have years of experience tracking online scammers who use popular auction sites to defraud people.  Maybe you are bidding on items that are not what they claim to be, or you have received payment in the form of a fake cashier’s check or a check from an empty bank account.  Call ICS today for a free consultation, and let us get to work immediately on recovering your lost money or goods.

Please be prepared, a Free Consultation for this investigation type may request the following information:

  • What is your role?
  • Do you have a court order or a case number provided by the courts?
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  • Have you retained legal counsel?
  • How many subjects may be involved?
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