Phil Green said he has had to lay off staff and more could suffer after £14,000 hacking scam on his business left him devastated
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A businessman is facing ruin and having to make staff redundant because of what he claims is an eBay hacking scam.
Phil Green’s Bags-n-Aprons business has successfully traded through eBay and other online platforms for over a decade.
He provides a service making and distributing tabards, garments, bags, aprons and ladies undies, reports Grimsby Live.
But the Grimsby businessman was shocked to discover listed on his eBay account were Rolex watches, speedboats, bicycles and rare Pokemon cards.
Ebay immediately froze his account which meant he lost trade. But he says the firm also took money directly from his account totalling £14,000 to pay off people who had not received delivery of the items they had ordered and paid for.
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Phil’s clients are normally nursing homes, play groups and retailers. But suddenly he found people from throughout the United States ordering expensive watches, speedboats and cycles.
One buyer paid out…