eBay Whores Immune to Rob Chestnut's New Security Measures
It can be hard to find proof of eBay malfeasance - not because it isn't there (it is rampant), but because those of us who question management and try to report on it must do so in our spare time between work, family and other obligations. That said, hats off to "budmalcolm" for his latest video. Not only does is remind us how scammers are using eBay to defraud shoppers with pictures of boobies and hoochies; the video more importantly shows once again the eBay's Trust & Safety security chief Rob Chestnut is full of shit. Recently he announced a security measure that keeps listings from showing in searches until they have passed security checks. Budmalcolm's video shows just how big of a liar Chestnut is....with screenshots of scam listings that hit the searches within ONE MINUTE!!
These "indexing delays" are very upsetting to many users who feel that they should be getting a full 7 days of exposure for auction listings. After all, fees have gone up dramatically in the past couple of years. It seems that Chestnut was just flat out lying about the filters and delays. He says that the delays will occur in high fraud categories, yet the high-fraud eBay motors categories have hundreds and thousands of scams passing through the filters untouched and undelayed every day, while honest Powersellers with great feedback have to wait hours and sometimes days before their items can be viewed in the searches by shoppers - even in the lowest risk categories.