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IOW, if there's something obviously fishy about a transaction, any participant is potentially culpable.Re ebay: my point is not that WU has little motivation to correct anything; it's that they theoretically have a definite motivation to /promote/ the fraudulent transactions.they theoretically have a definite motivation to /promote/ the fraudulent transactions *I* have a theoretical motive to promote fraudulent transactions that make me money, but that doesn't mean I do it. Do you have any reason to believe otherwise about WU? I don't see why this is a problem with WU's security. • November 18, 2005 PM @jammit: Napster's business model was ruled to be based *primarily* on promoting illegal transactions.If criminals were hacking WU's system to redirect money transfers, *that* would be a problem with WU's security. Giving copies of copyrighted material to other people beyond the limitations of fair use is illegal.The larger problem here is the lage number of people who are both stupid and greedy.If you shut down Western Union, Money Gram, VIgo and all the other wire transfer services, folks will find some other means of separating the gullible from their money.I have often seen espoused in this forum the ridiculousness of restrictions placed on internet access because some bad actors use it for ill gotten gains.
I'll state my point once more: characterizing the cost of these transactions as an "externality" to WU is a bit off in that WU profits directly from the transfers, in a manner proportionate to their volume.As long as the crooks pay their ebay fees, ebay doesn't have a lot of motivation to do anything about auction fraud.• November 18, 2005 PM How is such fraud a problem with Western Union's security?I don't agree with the notion that Western Union is a willing accomplice, and that increasing their liability will address the underlying problem.• November 18, 2005 PM Re due diligence: So, if someone asks you to courier a million dollars in a briefcase to someone in Canada, you don't think you might want to ask questions?