EBAY fraud alert

From: Nico de Jong <nico_at_farumdata.dk>
Date: Fri Aug 29 23:56:01 2003

> eBay is forcing users to change from an email address to an alias? This is
> the first I've heard about it. I know they won't let you get a new account
> and use your email address as they want to control peoples ability to reach
> you. I've not seen anything that says that I have to change mine to an
> alias. Personally I like that people are able to easily find my email
> address on eBay.

I'm a regular buyer on eBay Germany, and they have implemented it. About a fortnight ago or so, I was told that I couldnt log-in anymore with my e-mail address, but only with my alias. When you want to send a message to a seller, you must use a link provided with the item you want to bid on. It is then up to him to send you an e-mail with his real address.

Received on Fri Aug 29 2003 - 23:56:01 BST

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