Is internet auction fraud a federal or state punishable offense ?

Asked over 1 year ago - Baltimore, MD

I bought some items on Ebay worth $200 . I paid with Paypal but never got my items.

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  1. Daniel Gary Rosenthal


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    Answered . Paypal has a dispute resolution function, use that. You should get your money refunded, and the seller may have their account suspended. As for your question, its both fraud in the state of Maryland as well as internet fraud, but proving it can be difficult, so dispute resolution is better.

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  2. Barry Franklin Poulson

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . Begin your attempt at resolution within EBay and PayPal. If it is not resolved, report it to the local police. The feds usually look at only the larger issues.

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