|Purchase date:||October 2012|
|Buyer's name:||Yan Wen Shen|
|Buyer's address||1360 Hu Qing Ping Hwy, Oriental Pearl Garden Unit#93 Shanghai 上海市, 201702 China|
This criminal buys items on Ebay. He pays for tracked surface shipment from a far away Country (Canada in my case). Surface mail from Canada to China takes 8-12 weeks. After about 4-5 weeks, he files a fraudulent complaint with Ebay claiming the item has not been received - even though it is on route, and delivery would not be expected for another 4-8 weeks. Ebay then refunds the buyer the full payment (including mail). The buyer then gets his payment back, and when the item is delivered on schedule, he gets the item too. In this way he uses Theft By Ebay to steal valuable antiques from overseas.