ebay scams

avoiding scams on ebay

Watch Out for eBay Scams

There are a variety of ways that various users on eBay can generate eBay scams. As a potential user of eBay services you should be on the lookout for any activity that might be some sort of scam. You often learn about them through your contacts on eBay as you are either buying and selling eBay items and goods on eBay.

If you suspect that you have been scammed or are about to be scammed, it is strongly suggested that you contact eBay and report the incident or contact that may have triggered your concern. They also have posted their policies with regard to scams and proper business ethics on their web site. You may also want to review these as well if you are concerned or perhaps a new user to eBay.

Paypal sites also provide support services to ensure that you are not taken advantage of by a scammer. Paypal is used by many web sites and you can also accept funds via Paypal when you are selling goods on eBay. If you have any problems with any user on either Paypal or on eBay, report all Paypal problems and eBay problems to the appropriate web page that both of these companies have set up.

How Do These Scams on eBay Work?

Account theft, impersonating eBay and sending various spam messages are just a few of the ways potential scammers work. Sometimes eBay users are not as careful as they should be with their user password. If you must write it down, keep it in a safe place. Select a password that is not easily copied and will ensure your account security.

eBay has policies and guidelines developed and posted on their web site that cover all of these areas and more. If you suspect that you are being scammed, contact eBay immediately to report any related eBay problems.

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Shipping / Handling

You should always charge actual shipping costs. Several options can be added to your account that provides the actual costs. Another option is to state that you will provide actual shipping at the end of the auction, based on the destination zip code. Overcharging customers for shipping and handling is frowned upon and will result is unhappy customers.

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