I reported a seller on Morph Market who was listing photos of snakes that were not actually available. It’s not even like he was stating “this snake pictured is just a representation of the snake for sale. Actual snake not pictured”. At least that would have been honest. I suspect they were either snakes that had long since sold or photos used from the web without authorization. How I found this out was that when inquiring to buy a gorgeous snake I was told to search for it on his own website only to discover it was nowhere to be found. Then the seller stopped responding. A representative of Morph Market said they would not ban him “because this was not a felony.” It shouldn’t have to be; it’s deception AKA fraud. As a buyer this left me with a bad taste in my mouth. I actually ran into two of his listings like this.
I wasted alot of time looking through this person’s listings, as he had a ton of them, just to reach a dead-end when I found something I really wanted. Even though I had not paid him anything that was not the point.
Fake listings absolutely should be grounds for a ban. Potential buyers will have more confidence in the marketplace itself if they feel that fraud in any form is not tolerated.