Ask The Consumerist: Ebay Laptop, Without The Fraud?

“Whatever IT is, you can get IT on Ebay,” goes the promise. Unfortunately for reader Wil, “it” has meant, “almost being scammed.”

Three times in a row reader Wil has tried to Ebay his laptop. Three times in a row, frothy bidding has yielded a winner. Three times in a row, Ebay has canceled the auctions and refunded his listings fees because… three times in a row the winning bid was placed by a “compromised” account.

Ask The Consumerists: What can Wil do so shysters aren’t so drawn to his laptop auctions?