In what is probably the largest eBay fraud to have occurred since the auction houses opening, has been uncovered. A conman dubbed "The Man" has been arrested, along with his counterparts, for his role in the largest scam that has ever occurred on eBay.
The Dailymail.co.uk is reporting that Gary Bellchambers was arrested at his home in Rainham, Essex. Gary lived a two part life, his life in Essex was a very modest living with little amenities, but his life in Thailand, was that of extreme luxury made possible by his sales of counterfeit golf equipment on eBay.
The prosecutor said: "Over the course of about four years, between mid-2003 and early-2008, these defendants and their co-conspirators have been responsible for the sale and distribution of hundreds of thousands, maybe millions, of pounds worth of counterfeit goods both here in the UK and abroad - primarily through the well-known auction website eBay."
The counterfeit clubs were being sold as original equipment but were in fact knock offs that were being produced in China and being sold by Gary Bellchambers; the court date is set for January 25th.