As part of our research into NETPs VAT Fraud on eBay we carried out secret shopping with some of the biggest eBay Sellers that were:
- Not displaying their VAT numbers
- Not displaying their companies names
- Masking themselves as UK sellers
In every case we found the seller was committing VAT Fraud by using VAT numbers that did not belong to them or by not providing VAT invoices when requested.
Below are our case studies: