to quote from another news article about another case of fraud on ebay...
Still, Pursglove said that fraud on eBay happens rarely, occurring in fewer than one-tenth of 1 percent of all transactions.
and i can tell you that i've experienced this to be true, as well. i haven't been the victim of fraud, yet, and neither has anyone else i know who uses ebay.
so if 1% is to much for you... how low must the percentage be for you to do it? every time you go in a car, there's a small chance you'll die. now admittedly, it's smaller then 1%, heh... much smaller, so... i guess it would be above that... of course, then again, death is definitly worse then credit fraud, hehe.
but anyways... if you're going to deny yourself things simply because bad things happen to insiginficant percentages of the population... well... you're missing out on quite a lot, imho, as is anyone who stays away from ebay out of fears that they may be the victim of credit fraud.