Episode 8

February 07, 2022

01:01:39

eBay

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Show Notes

How far would you go to protect your company’s reputation? Is it box-of-live-spiders far? Is it cross-country far? Is it re-enact-a-B-list-80s-movie far? Emily Lindsey joins for this very crime-y episode about the eBay corporate cyberstalking scandal that goes further than you’d imagine. This episode is absolutely nuts; it’s got blogging, it’s got schemes, it's got people who make a preposterous amount of money trying to do crime. Can’t miss this one! Follow @BustedBizBureau everywhere!

  1. “Take Her Down”: Inside eBay’s Stalking Campaign against a Natick Couple, Mike Damiano, Boston Magazine, December 2021
  2. Activist Investor Eviscerates eBay Management, Ina Steiner, eCommerceBytes January 2019
  3. eBay CEO Devin Wenig Earns 152 Times That of Employees, Ina Steiner, eCommerceBytes April 2019
  4. FBI Affadavit, Mark Wilson, June 11 2020
  5. Gilbert, Popp, Stockwell and Zea Charging Doc, US District Court of Massachusetts, May 2020
  6. US District Court of Massachusetts vs. Phillip Cooke, July 2021
  7. Pictures of iMessages, Craigslist Post, and Pig Mask, BustedBizBureau Instagram, 2022

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