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Scams to avoid Article rated 4.2/5.0
This page contains several examples of scam replies sent to eBay Classifieds users. Don't fall for similar scams - remember the best way to protect yourself from scams is to conduct all transactions i...
How do I report a spoof/fraudulent email or web site? Article rated 3.5/5.0
The biggest threat to the security of your eBay Classifieds account is fraudulent spoof and phishing emails. Spoof emails look like real eBay Classifieds emails and include links to "phishing" web sit...
Examples of recent email scams Article rated 4.2/5.0
We have recently received reports from users that have replied to animal listings on eBay Classifieds, where the seller has stated that they are not inside the United States but will ship the animal s...
Examples of recent SMS/text scams Article rated 4.7/5.0
Below are examples of fraudulent text messages. eBay Classifieds is a local classifieds site only, so if any member is talking about having a "shipping company" come by to pick up the item, this sho...
How do I stay safe while using eBay Classifieds? Article rated 4.6/5.0
While most individuals who use eBay Classifieds have success with buying, selling, renting or connecting with others, from time to time we do receive reports of people attempting to scam or defraud ou...
Does eBay Classifieds work with law enforcement? Article rated 2.7/5.0
eBay Classifieds works with law enforcement agencies to keep the site as safe as possible. Law enforcement agencies can contact eBay Classifieds through our Help Center and clearly state that you are...
Will I be protected by eBay's Buyer Protection program? Article rated 4.2/5.0
Any transaction on eBay Classifieds is not covered by the eBay Buyer Protection plan. If a seller is indicating otherwise please report the ad to eBay Classifieds through our Help Center .
What do I do if I have been scammed? Article rated 3.5/5.0
If you are the victim of fraud, please inform eBay Classifieds through our Help Center and your local police department. eBay Classifieds works with law enforcement agencies to keep the site as s...
How do I report a spoof/fraudulent email or web site? Article rated 3.7/5.0
The biggest threat to the security of your eBay Classifieds account is fraudulent spoof and phishing emails. Spoof emails look like real eBay Classifieds emails and include links to "phishing" web sit...
Fraud Resources Article rated 3.0/5.0
Who should I notify about fraud? FTC toll free hotline: 877-FTC-HELP (877-382-4357) Other resources to help protect yourself online: FTC, Internet Fraud FTC, Identity Theft Online Comp...
How do I report scams or other bad ads? Article rated 3.1/5.0
We ask that you please not post ads warning users of another ad, or user on the site. Ads of this nature will be removed. Instead, if you see an ad that appears to be a scam, spam or otherwise viola...
How do I report a violation of my intellectual property? Article rated 3.3/5.0
If you have a good faith belief that a listing on eBay Classifieds infringes your copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights, please download our Notice of Claimed Infringement form...
What is flagging? Article rated 4.0/5.0
Flagging an ad brings the ad to the attention of our community support team. They then investigate the ad and remove ads which violate the posting policies from eBay Classifieds. To flag an ad, use...
Password Tips Article rated 3.6/5.0
Remember to use a password that is not easy to figure out. It should contain letters, numbers, and characters (eg. "luckydog%%22"). Make sure your password does not contain personal inform...
I put my email in my ad, why is it showing "email removed"? Article rated 4.2/5.0
Your email is hidden from public view to protect you from fraud and spam. We have identified that spammers use sites such as eBay Classifieds to harvest emails. They do this by searching for ads on ...
Is there an age restriction for using eBay Classifieds? Article rated 4.1/5.0
At eBay Classifieds, we care about the safety of your entire family. We understand that in the age of technology kids are on the internet more than ever and free online classifieds can be a fun way f...