"the $20,000 he wired to the alleged seller."
There is a scam where they talk the buyer to not use Paypal or Ebay's payment system. Instead they dupe them into sending the money with Western Union.
So where is the issue here?
"A Calgary man is one of 1,000 Canadians who have been scammed on eBay through a tactic known as hijacking, and the RCMP says the online auction service is not co-operating with their criminal investigations.
Shaqir Duraj, a Calgary bakery owner, won an eBay auction for a car in early October. He thought he was dealing with a reputable seller with a 98 per cent customer satisfaction rating."