FCCC begins investigation into EbayShop scam

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FCCC chief executive officer Joel Abraham. Picture: FT FILE

The Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission (FCCC) has received five complaints and six enquiries regarding the controversial EbaySHop scheme, collectively reporting losses totaling $33,640.

FCCC chief executive Joel Abraham said they had commenced investigations some months back.

He said they were able to verify that EbayShop had no affiliation with the International Ebay organisation and neither was Ebay licensed by the Reserve Bank of Fiji,” Mr Abraham said.

He said they had actively gathered evidence, conducted interviews, and scrutinised the alleged activities associated with the scheme.

The first complaint was received on September 11.

“Now that we have received our first complaints on this scheme, we anticipate the emergence of further evidence and information that can aid in the ongoing investigation.

“We will work with the Fiji Police Force to investigate and ensure that those responsible will be held accountable.”

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