wholeheartedly with this article.
However when you cannot get a police officer to attend a break-in / burglary when the burglar is STILL THERE, how much effort do you think that the police are going to expend on someone who buys 'dodgy' stuff off the online tat site(s)? I think you would be lucky to get a crime number.
Another problem is the fact that you rarely know where the perpetrator of the scam lives / operates from. If this is in the next town then nothing is going to happen. The next county or (worst still) another country; forget it. The police already have.
And anyway, in the authorities opinion, you're not important enough to worry about. After all what can you do to them?