eBay Motors forces Seller to take PayPal to List Dream Car Corvette Z06

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A buyer’s dream car Corvette Z06 listing gets shut down by eBay Motors the minute it got listed. eBay Customer service is caught telling the seller that he needs to accept PayPal in order to list and sell his Dream car Corvette on eBay Motors, and that the MC999 shut down is normal, and its just the way they conduct business. It’s time eBay retires the MC999 in order to save eBay Inc. Shutting people down after a listing disenfranchises sellers from wanting to do business on eBay. The seller is not willing to accept a risky PayPal transaction in this case, and the audio proves that eBay is still monopolizing payments. The seller was forced to enter his credit card information when he placed the listing.

The customer service rep tells the seller that accepting PayPal protects the credit card information of the seller. (What???). Clearly the CS rep doesn’t know what she’s talking about or is trying to blow smoke up the sellers behind. eBay’s method on new listings is a poor one and drives sellers away from spending money on eBay. The eBay Inc shareholders should be surprised at the way eBay Inc conducts it’s business in 2014. Buyers would have flocked to this auction to buy this vehicle but because of eBay policies, both buyers and sellers won’t be spending any money for this listing, because as you can see it has been pulled.

Seller tries to sell his Dream Car Corvette

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Dorothy Thorpe China Listings Pulled with Listing Restrictions

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Dorothy Thorpe China Listings are getting pulled by eBay Inc with Listing Restrictions placed on sellers. Why is eBay going after Vintage items? Apparently keywords in the Vintage categories trigger policy violations on unsuspecting small sellers. This is nothing new, this has been going on at eBay for years. The VeRO (Verified Rights Owner) program at eBay also makes it possible for sellers to file false take down claims in order to move sellers out of the way. In this situation the seller wrote a complaint on eBay forums and stated that the company isn’t even on the VeRO list. eBay makes it hard for sellers to sell an average everyday item because of their automated listing bots that automatically go out and search for keywords in a listing to violate that listing and remove it. One seller listed Dorothy Thorpe China on eBay, the vintage items clearly marked and photos showed the manufacturer’s labels. The item listed was from the mid-century era and claims the manufacturer is no longer in business. Why is eBay going after vintage items? It may be because Vintage items bring eBay Inc high final value fees from selective high volume top rated sellers. Competition is fierce in this category and only the anointed are allowed to push their goods.

When it comes to selling on eBay marketplaces, online sellers walk a thin tightrope not knowing what will happen to their account from one day to the next. This is what happens when a corporation allows “bots” and algorithms to do the job that real human beings should be doing, and we all know far too well the disastrous results.

Dorothy Thorpe China Listings Pulled

The only way to fight fire with fire when it comes to VeRO take down complaints is to do what your top rated sellers do to you by filing a VeRO take down claim on your competition. Here is a video showing how by eBayisajoke:

File Fake Vero Claims On Your Competitors Like They Do You

eBay Passwords Sold By Hacktivists Using Bitcoin

When the eBay Inc announcement hit of a massive data breach a seller has turned up on the website Pastebin (a notorious site used for posting anonymously that is often used by hacktivists dumping data from hacks) offering a full copy of eBay passwords for sale using Bitcoin and selling the data for only $770 requesting money to his personal address. The seller has posted a sample of the database with 12,663 users from the APAC region including password hashes, e-mail addresses and postal addresses and is requesting payment by Bitcoin. This has naturally inspired a flurry of media coverage in the last few hours as your information appears to be on sale right now. Where is John Donahoe?

Let’s take a look at the advert posted by the seller and dissect what we can.

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eBay Passwords up for sale using Bitcoin

The seller is requesting 1.453 Bitcoins which at present rates is about $770. He requests that you send the money to his address along with the transaction ID to a hushmail account (which provides privacy and makes the e-mail rather hard to track). This seems like a relatively low price for ebay passwords, but then anyone buying the list would have to do rather a lot of password cracking to reveal the passwords. The seller e-mail and login ‘[email protected]’ appears to have been created for the purpose of this post as Pastebin shows us no other posts (or broader refences) directly linked to this login online. Of course, what is interesting here is that the attacker has created one address for everyone to pay and hasn’t used Bitcoin ‘properly’ if he wants to privately transact with lots of individuals. That means we can go to a site and look at the Blockchain (put another way the list of people who have paid this supposed seller!)

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