Internet Sales: Undercover Purchases on EBay and Craigslist Reveal a Market for Sensitive and Stolen U. S. Military Items

Internet Sales: Undercover Purchases on EBay and Craigslist Reveal a Market for Sensitive and Stolen U. S. Military Items

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Unauthorized individuals, companies, terrorist org., and other countries continue their attempts to obtain sensitive items related to AmericaAis defense. The Internet is one place that defense-related items can be purchased, raising the possibility that some sensitive items are available to those who can afford them. In addition to the risk that sensitive defense-related items could be used to directly harm U.S. service members on the battlefield, these items could be disassembled and analyzed (i.e., reverse engineered) to develop countermeasures or equivalent technol. Congress asked the author to conduct undercover testing to determine whether the general public can easily purchase these items on the Internet, incl. on the Web sites eBay and Craigslist.He said that the Fraud Investigations Team does not scan eBay sales to try to identify what body armor is illegal to sell, e.g., body armor that ... not mention sensitive defense-related items, export controls, or international trading despite the fact that the Web site serves cities around the world. ... Because these items are not included on the list, Craigslist officials and users are unlikely to prohibit these sales.


Title:Internet Sales: Undercover Purchases on EBay and Craigslist Reveal a Market for Sensitive and Stolen U. S. Military Items
Author: Gregory D. Kutz
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 2009-01-01
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