Jie Dong is wanted for defrauding Internet auction site users out of
approximately $800,000. In the fall of 2003, Dong allegedly offered items
on the auction site and collected money from the purported winning bidders.
Dong is alleged to have never produced the promised merchandise to the
nearly 5,000 victims. Dong is believed to have later fled from the United
States to China and may now be in Hong Kong.
The case is being investigated by the Electronics Crimes Task Force,
comprised of FBI and U.S. Secret Service agents and state law enforcement
authorities in California. On August 20, 2004, a federal arrest warrant
was issued in the Central District of California charging Dong with mail
fraud and wire fraud.
As of January 2013, the FBI continues to receive reports that Dong may be continuing criminal activity against the United States while residing overseas.