EBay Denies Involvement in Typosquatting

Crooked affiliate was redirecting 'amazon.cm' visitors to auction site
By Sam Biddle,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 9, 2009 4:00 PM CST
eBay says it has no involvement in a current scam redirecting web users who incorrectly enter Amazon.com's address to eBay.com   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)
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(Newser) – EBay claims it’s not responsible for a “typosquatting” scam that redirects browsers who head to amazon.cm (a frequent misspelling of its proper .com URL) to eBay.com. “We saw this a while back,” a spokeswoman tells Silicon Alley Insider. “We noticed there was an affiliate in our network doing some shady stuff. We kicked him out of the program in November.”