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Ebay becoming like Craigslist? Verify account?

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by moonie, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. moonie

    moonie Regular Member

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    Hey everyone,

    Today I tried putting up two things on ebay.com.

    It is an account with 101 feedback. Right when I hit "sell", they asked me to verify. I was shocked. I have 100 percent feedback with 101 sales and purchases!

    If they are asking me to verify this kind of account, how can we create throw away accounts?

    Anyone else face this?
     
  2. moonie

    moonie Regular Member

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    I understand your point of view but what about people like me who already have a 2 or 3 year old account with 101 feedback?

    Why verify that too?
     
  3. Onarxis

    Onarxis Newbie

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    because scammers can stole your account ...to sell some products troungh your accout . so for you is more better verify your account allways when you sell some products .
     
  4. Nitros

    Nitros Power Member

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    How exactly do they want you to verify it ?
     
  5. Paper-Boy

    Paper-Boy Elite Member

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    phone.
     
  6. krish22

    krish22 Registered Member

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    it was long overdue bcoz of misuse of the systems in place.
     
  7. ifwearner

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    Pretty much. They assume if anyone has the internet, they have a phone.. so it chops down on unlimited account creation. Of course there are other ways to forward numbers but it still drastically reduces it.
     
  8. Hanginout

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    If you arent scamming people why do you care if you verify your own account. It seems the only people bitching about this would be looking to rip someone off.
     
  9. thatguy11221

    thatguy11221 Newbie

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    Now when ever you go to list they ask you to verify by calling, also some times they ask for the answer to your security question before they call.
     
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  10. BLACKHAT1984

    BLACKHAT1984 Regular Member

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  11. JacksGlad

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    uhmm this has been part of ebay since '05. Sometimes they just require reverification (different computer detected or isp)
     
  12. incent

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    They will ask you to verify your account if the following:

    You haven't used your account in the past year or so (since they implemented the flash cookie system).

    Or, if you are on a new PC, or totally cleaned your temp files, and flash cookies (using ccleaner for example).

    Basically, if eBay do not see a flash cookie they dropped on your PC, they will ask you to verify your account. Fairly standard method. Also a good way for them to link suspended accounts.
     
  13. bunkman

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    This happened to me last night when I tried to login via my laptop. I had logged in using desktop earlier, so they see 2 IPs in a relatively short period of time, they get suspicious
     
  14. incent

    incent Registered Member

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    Bunkman, they won't get suspicious if they are in the same xx.xxx.xx range, and same host. Totally different IP and different host may raise the alarm however.
     
  15. nerrvana

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    Change your Ip..clear cookies..forward your numbers.