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eBay aware of UAE spoof site

eBay UK has confirmed that UAE auction portal www.ebay.ae is not a legitimate ‘eBay’ site. However the firm was today unwilling to say whether it is planning to take any action against this portal’s owners.

eBay UK has confirmed that UAE auction portal www.ebay.ae is not a legitimate ‘eBay’ site. However the firm was today unwilling to say whether it is planning to take any action against this portal’s owners.

In a statement given to Windows Middle East earlier, and eBay spokesperson commented: “www.ebay.ae is indeed known to eBay, and is not a legitimate eBay portal. In terms of any repercussions, it is eBay's policy not to comment on action against third parties.”

When asked by Windows, the spokesperson added that eBay “currently has no plans” to launch in the Middle East region.

This means that Souq.com currently remains the UAE’s primary auction website.

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