As businesses realize the importance of insulating themselves from Web-based loss and liability, carriers have begun offering coverage for e-commerce risks.In October 1998, eBay Inc. was forced to take a dubious action mostInternet companies try desperately to avoid-it suspended a member's accountfor "misconduct."
Allegedly engaged in shill bidding-artificially inflating the price ofone's own possessions to enhance its selling price-the Chicago-based membercircumvented the suspension by creating multiple false electronicidentities to gain access to the site, eBay claims.
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