Source: Action Fraud, 15th May 2013
Three fraudsters who scammed over 100 eBay customers out of money have been ordered to pay back almost £72,000. The three men admitted the large scale fraud in Derby Crown Court in December last year and were jailed for three-and-a-half years.
The gang set up a fake company and used the website Gumtree to advertise vacancies. When people submitted their CVs to apply for the jobs, the men used the personal details of 11 of them to set up false bank accounts. They then created another 19 fake identities to perpetrate their scam.