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Online Auction RipOffs

Millions of people around the world buy and sell goods online through auction Web sites such as eBay, uBid, eBid, Yahoo! Auctions, Overstock and others. And most people transact quite happily. But the fraud potential is high during an online auction, and getting the most out of your auction experience requires some advance preparation.