AUSTRALIA’S largest online auction site, eBay, has rolled out a new service to help sellers and buyers make sure their business is protected from the latest fraud.

EBay Australia has launched a new tool that allows sellers to send a fraud report via email to a fraud hotline, which will then be forwarded to a specialist customer service team.

The company says it is making this available to sellers because many businesses have become victims of a number of recent scams and it is important to help them stay protected.

“If you have experienced fraud, and you need help to get back on track, we’d encourage you to contact our fraud hotline.

It’s the best way to report your fraud, get your business back on course, and get the support you need,” eBay said.

The fraud hotline has been expanded to include other categories such as online auctioneers, payment processing companies and credit card companies, and offers help to help protect customers against fraud, including contact details, address and phone numbers.

The new service comes as eBay is preparing to launch its next-generation ecommerce platform, eBay Direct, in November.

The company said it was “working closely” with other payment processors to make sure sellers are protected against fraud.

“It is important for all eBay sellers to make their business as secure as possible,” it said in a statement.

“We know that some people may be wary of reporting fraud to us, but if they are, we encourage them to use this service to make it as easy as possible for you to continue your business.”

We are continually working to improve the service to keep it safe, and we look forward to working with you as we continue to improve our fraud reporting.