How to protect yourself against fraud on Ebay!

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Hi, just a short guide to help people not to get ripped off on Ebay-my own experiences.

1. SET UP A BLOCK ON YOUR LISTING TO STOP PEOPLE BIDDING WITH -1 OR LESS FEEDBACK, NO PAYPAL ACCOUNT, WINNING MORE THAN 2 OF YOUR ITEMS, IT DON'T STOP ALL BUT 99.9% OF THE SCAMMERS.

2. NEVER EVER SHIP ITEM TO A UNVERIFIED AND UNCONFIRMED PAYPAL ACCOUNT UNTIL YOU CAN WITHDRAW THE CASH FROM YOUR BANK-NO EXCEPTIONS, 5 WORKING DAYS.

3. DO NOT LOGIN TO EBAY OR PAYPAL THROUGH A EMAIL-NO MATTER HOW REAL AND GOOD IT SOUNDS. LOADS OF FAKE PAYPAL EMAILS AND AT THE MO SECOND CHANCE OFFERS FROM EBAY, TRUST ME THEY LOOK VERY REAL BUT ARE FRAUDULANT.

4. NEVER ACCEPT ANY OTHER PAYMENT THAN CASH, CHEQUE OR PAYPAL.

5. IF UNSURE ABOUT A MEMBER THAT HAS WON YOUR AUCTION-GET A PHONE NUMBER AND RING THEM, IF THEY DON'T AGREE OR DON'T HAVE ONE THEN DO NOT SELL.

6. SEND ALL ITEMS BY RECORDED OR SPECIAL DELIVERY, AT LEAST THEN YOU HAVE A LEG TO STAND ON IF SOMETHING GOES WRONG, TRUST ME IT'S WORTH THE EXTRA BIT IT COSTS.

7. IF A SOMEONE IS SELLING SOMETHING THAT SOUNDS TOO GOOD THEN IT IS! COME ON DO YOU REALLY THINK IF SOMEONE WAS MAKING LOADS OF DOSH THEY WOULD TELL YOU THE EASY STEPS FOR £29.99!!!!, OR 50 NOKIA N80'S JOB LOT CLOSING DOWN SALE! ASK THEM IF YOU CAN COLLECT IF YOU WIN-SEE WHAT THEY SAY, OR NOKIA N70, N80, N90, N91 UNLOCK CODES-THEY DON'T WORK NO ONE BUT THE SERVICE PROVIDER OR NOKIA CENTRE CAN DO IT, JUST THINK A LITTLE ABOUT IT AND ASK QUESTIONS, IT DOES'NT COST A THING AND COULD SAVE YOU LOADS.

8. REPORT ANY MEMBER THAT TRIES TO SELL YOU ANYTHING OUT OF EBAY OR OFFERS YOU BARGINS ON THERE WEBSITE, LOADS OF MESSAGES FROM PEOPLE IN CHINA AT MO-ALL SCAMS.

I HOPE THIS HELPS A LITTLE TO PEOPLE AND STOPS THE UPSET CAUSED BY THESE PEOPLE.

 

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