What you need to know before you "attend" an online auction
Internet auction sites give buyers a flea market with new and used merchandise from around the world and sellers a global storefront from which to market their goods. Online Auctions remain a fun, efficient and relatively safe way to shop. Yet, our office consistently receives complaints every year dealing with online auction fraud.
To act prudently and decrease your chances of Internet Auction Fraud please refer to the Federal Trade Commission’s Internet Auction Guide for Buyers and Sellers. You can receive a free copy of the guide on the FTC's website or you can call toll-free 1-877-382-4357.