An 18-year-old admits to defrauding eBay users to fuel extravagant lifestyle of high-tech gadgets and limousines.
Police have warned that criminals are increasingly targeting Internet auction sites such as eBay. A technique typically used by fraudsters is to get a victim to pay by cash or a check before they receive the item they've paid for. eBay recommends that customers pay by credit card or by PayPal. It also offers a buyer protection program.
Graeme Wearden of ZDNet UK reported from London.