ebay usernames with *** between to characters...fraud? snipes? what is this?
October 26, 2008 10:57 AM Subscribe
what's with ebay usernames like 7***j...I'm frequently being outbid by this type of username...is this an automated type of bidding account, like for bid sniping? is this fraud? anybody know?
posted by othersomethings to computers & internet (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm seeing this sort of username on practically every auction regardless of the item. It's an alphanumeric character followed by three asterisks and another alphanumeric character. I was the first bidder on an item for .99 and was instantly outbid on it by a n***i and when I looked at that users bid history, it had a number of transactions with the same seller, and ALL for similar items.
Google is giving me nothing on this topic. Anyone know what's up with this odd proliferation of formula usernames?