My DH does a great deal of e-bay stuff and has met some wonderful people. I think that most people are honest but, as with any industry, there are people doing things that are shady. I will probably continue to deal with e-bay but I try to use common sense - if it's too good to be true, it's probably a scam.
The link that Cate posted is the one that I saw but... I don't usually watch this news program and just happened to see the report. Thanks Cate, for the exact info. I was a bit steamed by the report and probably missed some things.
I'm glad that I'm not the only one outraged by the actions of these women. All the knitters that I've met here are wonderful, lovely people and maybe that's why I was so shocked - I expect better of my fellow knitters.