Category Archives: Online Fraud Detection
Forensics Worker Stole Cameras
As reported on the Evening Standard website, a forensics specialist working for the Metropolitan Police has admitted stealing cameras from work to sell on eBay.
A search of Greg Brinklow’s home found three cameras, and subsequent investigation of his online trading account led to sales of three more being uncovered.read more
Microscope Needed to Spot Counterfeits
According to Mail Online, a Chinese-run website is selling counterfeit designer goods so close to the real thing that only a microscope could reveal they were fakes.
High-quality copies of clothes, bags and shoes from luxury labels including Chanel and Hermes are being sold for less than one per cent of the genuine products’ retail prices.read more
Trader Sold Fake Apple Products
According to the Cheshire Standard website, an online trader avoided jail despite admitting to selling thousands of fake Apple products.
Andrew Peter Twigg set up a company to sell spare parts and accessories for Apple iPhones and iPads via an eBay store and his own company website.read more
Sailor Stole SBS Watches
The Portsmouth News website reports that a Royal Navy sailor has been jailed for stealing specialist diver watches and selling them on eBay.
Joshua Cheetham stole a number of the high spec timepieces, which operate at underwater depths of 300 metres, whilst working as a storeman on warship HMS Kent.read more
Paramedic Stole Defibrillators
The BBC News website reports that a paramedic stole thousands of pounds worth of defibrillators from an ambulance service and sold them on eBay.
Scott Sutherland – jailed for three years – stole the equipment while working at North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) in 2017 and 2018 and returned to steal more in 2020.read more
Trucker’s Ebay Strap Scam
According to the Ipswich Star website, a lorry driver sold £3,000-worth of stolen ratchet straps – which are used to secure loads on heavy goods vehicles – on eBay.
Slawomir Lobocki – who has been given a suspended jail term – was caught out after a transport company noticed its straps were being sold online and arranged for a test purchase to be made from him.read more