As soon as Karalee Miller spotted the Kate Spade handbag on eBay, she knew she had to have it.
But when the bag arrived, it bore little resemblance to the online photos she had studied. It was clearly a fake. Miller lost the money and has not purchased
anything from eBay since the incident several years ago.
“It was disappointing,” said Miller, a marketing executive in Dallas. “Honestly, I didn’t even bother trying to get my money back because I figured it would be
a losing battle.” Miller’s experience has long been a frustrating downside in consumer-to-consumer sale sites. But a new tool developed by an Olympic gold
medalist could have prevented the fraud from occurring while providing protection to buyers and sellers.Called Secure Trans, this new replica watches payment and inspection
method could change how sales are made on sites such as eBay or Amazon.