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I can't say for sure they have liability, because it depends on exactly how things happened but it is certainly possible that they have liability.
What often happens is that you have a program on your computer, like a virus, that "grabs" information from your computer. If that is the case then eBay wouldn't have any liability. If, instead, someone had actually obtained your information directly from eBay without you being involved in any way then you could be liable.
The way to determine if you possible have a cause of action is to take any and all computers into an expert and let them scan them to see if any of those programs are on your computer.
eBay is also very aggressive in responding to lawsuits and, of course, has an almost endless supply of money as well as a ton of computer experts on staff so you have to be prepared to invest a lot of money into your case to pursue them if it turns out that your were not at fault.
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I am going to file a report with IC3 so I have it on record. Wells Fargo said that they "may" help to compensate victims.
You can also file a complaint with the FBI since it is internet fraud and your local police department. Each state also has a "crime victim's compensation fund" and you can apply to it for a part of your money back.
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Do you know if California has such a fund. I retired last year, kids in college and $14,400 hurts. I feel so stupid, but it all looked so real with eBay buyer protection etc.
They do. The information about it is at http://www.vcgcb.ca.gov/
There is a guide that explains the fund at http://www.vcgcb.ca.gov/restitution/
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