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Below are combined links that have to do with Ebay and Paypal. If any others of interest are needed, please feel free to post them and I will add and then delete your reply.
 

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How to Sell on Ebay

The question was put up in a different thread. How do you sell an item on ebay? Here is my answer which may not be complete so if anyone would like to add to it feel free.

1st you need to be a registered Ebay user.

2nd goto "My Ebay" In left column chose "Start Selling" then "Set up a Sellers Account" follow the instructions to become a seller.

3rd Go back to "My Ebay" and select "Sell your Item" Here I will follow through like I was selling a "Master Cylinder"

Dot in bullet "sell item online" click "continue"
Choose catagory---"Ebay Motors"
Box#1 choose "parts & accessories"
Box#2 choose "collector car & truck"
Box#3 choose "brakes" go down and click "continue"

Enter your item title. ie "Rebuilt master cylinder 62 63 64 65 nova camaro"

Goto discription box and enter a complete discription. The more accurate the better. Include item discription, shipping details, contact details, any timeframes you would like to impose etc. Go down and click "continue"

Select "auction duration" the usual is 7days
Go down to "browse" for your picture. Hint--keep your pictures where you can easily find them when browsing.
There are lots of extra options here which will cost extra and are not necessary to selling. So they wont be covered here. Go down and click "continue"

Choose your acceptable payment options. "money order, paypal etc."
Choose your acceptable "ship to" locations "US, Canada etc."
Enter your "shipping costs" being specific here can save alot of problems with payment.
Go down to text box and discribe your payment and contact terms. If it was covered in the "item discription" then cover it again.
Click "continue"

Review and make any necessary changes to your listing.

Click "Submit listing"

Your done.

EBAY FEE table http://pages.ebay.com/help/sell/fees.html
 

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Ebay links (non-auction)

Ebay related links.

Internet Fraud Complaint Center http://www.ifccfbi.gov/index.asp
Federal Trade Commission http://www.consumer.gov/idtheft/



Ebay Links for Buyers
Ebay’s Standard purchase protection program. http://pages.ebay.com/help/tp/esppp...ligibility.html
Item not received or significantly not as described process. http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies...nad-policy.html
PayPal Links for Buyers

PayPal Buyer protection program. http://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/websc...bp-info-outside


Ebay Links for Sellers
Unpaid Item policy. http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/unpaid-item.html

ACCOUNT PROTECTION

Use to report account theft.

http://pages.ebay.com/help/tp/isgw-...-reporting.html

Use to check for Fraudulent Ebay related websites and email:

http://pages.ebay.com/help/confiden...heft-spoof.html
 

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What To Do About Fraudulent Emails For Ebay And Paypal

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Don't just delete them. Report them. If you only delete the fraudulent emails the perps will just keep sending them. By reporting them to Ebay/Paypal they will get turned over to the proper authorities and hopefully get caught before they can screw someone else.

Email from Ebay said:
Originally Posted by Ebays reply to a spoof alert
Hello,

Thank you for writing to eBay regarding the email you received.

Emails such as this, commonly referred to as "spoof" or "phished"
messages, are sent in an attempt to collect sensitive personal or
financial information from the recipients.

The email you reported was not sent by eBay. We have reported this email
to the appropriate authorities.

In the future, be very cautious of any email that asks you to submit
information such as your credit card numbers or passwords. If you are
ever concerned about an email you receive from eBay, simply follow these
steps:

1. Open a new Web browser and type www.ebay.com into your browser
address field to go directly to the eBay site.

2. On eBay, sign into your account and click the "My eBay" button at the
top of the page.

3. Check the My Messages section located at the top of the My eBay page.
If an email affects your eBay account, it's now in My Messages. Any
email sent to your registered eBay email address from eBay or from
another eBay member via eBay's member-to-member communication system
will now appear in My Messages.

Just remember, if you get an email to your registered eBay email address
that looks like it's from eBay about a problem with your account or
requesting personal information, check My Messages first. If it's not
there, it's a fake email.

If you still have any doubt about whether an email message is from eBay,
please forward it immediately to [email protected]. Do not respond to it or
click any of the links. Do not remove the original subject line or
change the email in any way when you forward it to us.

If you have already entered sensitive personal information, financial
information, or your password into a Web site based on a request from a
spoofed email, you should take immediate action to protect your identity
and all of your online accounts. We have developed an eBay Help page
with valuable information regarding the steps you should take to protect
yourself.

http://pages.ebay.com/help/tp/isgw-...-reporting.html

To review eBay's new tutorial about Spoof Emails, please see the
following Web page:

http://pages.ebay.com/education/spooftutorial/

To help you better protect yourself from fake eBay and PayPal Web sites,
we have developed a feature for the eBay Toolbar called "Account Guard."
Account Guard includes an indicator of when you are on an eBay or PayPal
Web site or a known spoof (or "phishing") site, buttons to report fake
eBay Web sites, and a password notification feature that warns you when
you may be entering your eBay password on an unverified site.

To learn more about the eBay Toolbar with Account Guard go to
www.ebay.com, click on "Downloads" at the bottom of the page, and then
click on the "eBay Toolbar" link.

Once again, thank you for alerting us to the spoof email you received.
Your efforts help keep eBay a safe and fair place to trade.


Regards,

Ande
eBay SafeHarbor
Investigations Team
brickyardboy said:
Here's a real good anti-phishing website that's devoted to exposing identity theft scams. It lists the latest and most popular scams, especially pertaining to PayPal and eBay. It's a good tool to have around if you're not sure if the message you receive is legit or not. The crooks are getting better all the time at their craft! Here's the site:

www.millersmiles.co.uk


Email addresses:

Ebay. [email protected]
PayPal [email protected]
 

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Fraudulent Transaction Warning

Originally posted by sixtyII

(Adapted from the post by jenny_lake on the eBay International Trading Discussion Board post Bidders - Red Flags Warning of Fraudulent Transaction.)

Most people who are defrauded are victims of their own greed. When a transaction appears to be too good to be true, it likely is. If three or more of the following relate to your transaction, applying common sense can preserve your money.

An expensive item is usually involved.
Often an electronics item, a computer, a camera, fitness equipment, event tickets, a car, motorcycle, ATV, snowmobile, or other automobile, and other big-ticket items.
Often, it is listed at auction at a significant discount off fair market value. Multiples may be offered in fixed price format.
Western Union or Moneygram Instant cash wire transfers are the only accepted payment methods.
Western Union and Moneygram Instant cash wire transfers are not to be confused with bank wire transfer, which is the preferred payment method in most of Europe.
W.U.-style cash wire transfer was created for sending money to someone you know and trust.
Money wire transfer is untraceable and unrecoverable after the thief picks up the money, which is typically very soon after it is sent.
In an attempt to provide the illusion of safety, the prospective buyer is often told to send the money to a fake name or to use a secret password, which the buyer will change only after receiving the item.
Report fraud involving a Western Union money transfer to W.U. Customer Service at 1 (800) 634-1311 or [email protected].
Also avoid any auction which requires payment by e-gold. No legitimate seller would pay the exorbitant e-gold fees.
The item is no longer listed on eBay, so the deal will be an "off-eBay" transaction. A buyer who transacts "off-eBay" forfeits all fraud protection offered by eBay.
Often, the auction is removed by eBay after being identified as fraudulent or if the seller is guilty of an infraction. Inability to locate the auction by searching for the item number indicates that eBay deleted the listing and purged the auction from the eBay database.
At other times, such as when the seller uses a hijacked account, once a buyer indicates serious interest, the hijacker may end the auction early in order to reduce the opportunity for the authentic account holder to detect the fraud and notify eBay.
The bidder was an unsuccessful bidder on an expensive item and subsequently receives an emailed offer, customarily from a person in a country thousands of miles away, offering to sell an identical or similar item off-eBay for a huge discount.
Often, tickets to US sporting events and concerts are offered in this manner. Stop and think—why would a person in a far distant European or Asian country have tickets to a Disney park, NASCAR race, NFL or NCAA football game, World Series baseball game, etc?
The bidder is required to be pre-approved. When pre-approval is sought, seller offers instant sale (usually off-eBay) at significantly less than true value. Also, some "private" auctions are fraudulent. After placing a bid on a private auction, the bidder receives an emailed offer to sell the item "off-eBay."
A bidder/buyer who is doubtful and undecided receives email, typically containing poor or unusual grammar, appearing to originate from eBay.
The email vouches for the seller and the security of the transaction, advising the buyer to complete the transaction.
Recent variations of such emails assert that the buyer is fully protected by the Square Trade buyer protection program. Square Trade is not a division of eBay, and Square Trade does not initiate emails to prospective buyers.
The introduction of genuine Square Trade buyer protection spawned a remarkable number of fraudulent Square Trade look-alike sites. Apparently, buyers are told to look under the buyer protection section and enter the seller ID and auction number. The fraudulent sites indicate that auctions listed by this seller are covered for a more than sufficient amount, and the buyer is advised that Square Trade sanctions a wire transfer to the seller.
Genuine Square Trade buyer protection is limited to specific auctions and amounts, usually up to $250 in addition to eBay buyer protection.
Other variations have claimed that purchase protection is guaranteed by the eBay "Safety Board," "Trade Secure Division," "eBay Transactions," or similar non-existent division.
The email may assert that the seller has placed a security deposit of thousands of dollars with eBay.
Some further claim that the item will be shipped from the eBay warehouse in San Jose, CA, although various other locations have been claimed.
If an email appearing to originate from eBay has any of these traits, it is a forgery. eBay is not a traditional "auctioneer," only a venue. eBay doesn't hold security deposits, and it doesn't confirm or guarantee the safety of transactions. Since eBay doesn't ship merchandise, it doesn't own any warehouses in which merchandise is stored.
An item is listed on a hijacked account. Some characteristics of hijacked accounts:
Seller has excellent feedback acquired solely from buying or from selling items unrelated to the expensive item being offered.
A long-dormant account is suddenly listing expensive items.
The seller is registered in the US, UK, or Canada, but the item is shown as located in a different city or country. The location city and country may be bizarre, such as Bucharest, Canada, or Madrid, USA.
Prominent mention on the auction page that email contact through the conventional eBay "Ask seller a question" link is unavailable (various excuses are used), consequently you must email the seller by using an unconventional "email me" hyperlink embedded in the auction. They may claim that they have already reached their email limit. The real reason is that a hijacker doesn't want the account owner to be tipped off by receiving an email about an auction the owner didn't list.
There is no authentic "Buy It Now" button, but the auction terms state, "Please email me for the Buy It Now price," or there is a phony Buy It Now button embedded in the auction.
Payment terms for an auction listed from a US location include the customary PayPal, money orders, and checks. But when the seller contacts the auction winner, the seller claims to be in a country thousands of miles away on a business trip, vacation, or some other excuse, and wire money transfer suddenly becomes the only accepted means of payment. (Sure. Most sellers take along a few plasma TVs when traveling to Europe on vacation, don't they?)
The seller offers free shipping from distant countries, often premium (e.g. very expensive) shipping such as FedEx Overnight. Imagine the cost of overnight shipping for a horse trailer from Romania, a tractor from Greece, or a motorcycle from Spain, to the US.
The auction has no actual photo, or a generic photo or illustration of the item is taken from a catalog or website.
This is inconclusive in the absence of other red flags.
The auction is a one-day or three-day auction, often ending on a weekend.
This is inconclusive in the absence of other red flags.
An email, supposedly from eBay, contains uncharacteristically poor or unusual grammar and/or spelling, indicating that English isn't the user's primary language.
This is inconclusive in the absence of other red flags.
The seller recommends an escrow service other than escrow.com.
Escrow.com is eBay's only approved US escrow site.
Fraudulent escrow sites are created daily by thieves for the purpose of attempting to defraud unsuspecting users.
How to spot a fraudulent escrow site: https://www.escrow.com/fic/ficspot.asp
Second Chance Offers (SCO): A legitimate Second Chance Offer will arrive as an email containing a link to a new, different auction page offering an option to Buy It Now (BIN). The item number will be different from that of the original auction. The introduction of Second Chance Offers has provided criminals with a different approach to defrauding buyers. The following are characteristics of fraudulent second chance offers:
The email address of the sender is someone other than [email protected], although even that could be spoofed.
The seller's ID is different from the seller's ID on the original auction.
The email offering the SCO fails to provide a link to a BIN auction page, or the email provides a link to the original auction.
The payment options differ from those listed on the original auction.
After completing a SCO, the transaction fails to appear on your "My eBay" page.
If you receive an offer from a "seller" to transact off the eBay site, please report it by using the embedded link in this eBay help page: Policy - Solicitation of Off-site Sales.

Please report a fraudulent second chance offer by using the embedded "Contact eBay to report an off-site email offer from a seller" link on this page: Offers to Buy or Sell Off-Site.
 

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Fraudulent Escrow Sites

Originally posted by sixtyII

Fraud sites often claim they are associated with Escrow.com. However, Escrow.com is not associated with or affiliated with any other escrow site.
Many sites claim their escrow services are provided by Internet Escrow Services (IES). This is because IES can be verified to be an independent escrow company licensed in California. However, Internet Escrow Services (IES) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Escrow.com and only provides escrow services to Escrow.com.
If a site looks similar to Escrow.com, it is likely fraudulent. A legitimate company will spend the time and effort to create their own brand and will not steal the work of other companies.
Fraud sites often claim they are recommended by eBay, eBay Motors, or Yahoo! Auctions. You may see the list of sites eBay actually recommends by clicking here.
You should call the customer support number (if any) on the site. If there is no phone number on the site, or if you can’t reach the company, it could indicate the site is fraudulent. Consider whether you want to entrust your transaction to a company you can’t reach on the phone.
Do a search for the company name on Google (or similar search engine). Established companies will generally be listed. Fly-by-night companies will not generally be in the list.
See if the web address of the escrow site is registered with the Better Business Bureau by entering it in their search form.
Determining the date that a domain name was registered can often give clues that a site is fraudulent. Many fraudulent sites claim that they have been in operation for several years, but their domain names have only been registered for a few days or weeks. To determine the date a domain name was registered, you can use the “whois” tool found at most domain name registrars.
If a site uses person-to-person money transfers such as Western Union, it is probably fraudulent. See what Western Union says about fraudulent escrow services by clicking here.
If the escrow site requests payment to an individual (or "agent") instead of a corporate entity, it is fraudulent.
If a site only accepts wire transfers, e-currency, and other similar untraceable (or difficult to recover) payment mechanisms, it may be fraudulent. However, just because a site accepts credit cards does not mean it is legitimate – the site may be set up simply to steal credit card information. If you wire money to an escrow service, ask your bank to tell you where the wire transfer is being sent.
If the site does not use SSL to protect user sign-in information, it is not a secure site and is most likely fraudulent. Most browsers display a padlock or similar symbol in their status bar to show you when your information is being protected by SSL.
Be wary of sites that have escrow fees that are unreasonably low. It is unlikely that a site that charges as little as $2.00, for example, can legitimately perform these services and still stay in business.
Being licensed as an independent escrow company is not a trivial procedure. Licensing is required by the laws of several US states in order to perform transactions in those states. One of the key states requiring licensing is California. If a site does not clearly state how it is licensed, it is probably not licensed. If a site lists licensing information, it should list the licensing authority. Contact the licensing authorities listed on the site and verify the site is actually licensed by those authorities. Be cautious on the validation. Several fraud sites have in the past given out the legitimate license number of Internet Escrow Services (the wholly owned subsidiary of Escrow.com).
Spelling errors, grammar problems, broken links, and inconsistent information (such as the location of the escrow company) are usually additional indicators the site is fraudulent.
 

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The question was put up in a different thread. How do you sell an item on ebay? Here is my answer which may not be complete so if anyone would like to add to it feel free.

1st you need to be a registered Ebay user.

2nd goto "My Ebay" In left column chose "Start Selling" then "Set up a Sellers Account" follow the instructions to become a seller.

3rd Go back to "My Ebay" and select "Sell your Item" Here I will follow through like I was selling a "Master Cylinder"

Dot in bullet "sell item online" click "continue"
Choose catagory---"Ebay Motors"
Box#1 choose "parts & accessories"
Box#2 choose "collector car & truck"
Box#3 choose "brakes" go down and click "continue"

Enter your item title. ie "Rebuilt master cylinder 62 63 64 65 nova camaro"

Goto discription box and enter a complete discription. The more accurate the better. Include item discription, shipping details, contact details, any timeframes you would like to impose etc. Go down and click "continue"

Select "auction duration" the usual is 7days
Go down to "browse" for your picture. Hint--keep your pictures where you can easily find them when browsing.
There are lots of extra options here which will cost extra and are not necessary to selling. So they wont be covered here. Go down and click "continue"

Choose your acceptable payment options. "money order, paypal etc."
Choose your acceptable "ship to" locations "US, Canada etc."
Enter your "shipping costs" being specific here can save alot of problems with payment.
Go down to text box and discribe your payment and contact terms. If it was covered in the "item discription" then cover it again.
Click "continue"

Review and make any necessary changes to your listing.

Click "Submit listing"

Your done.

EBAY FEE table http://pages.ebay.com/help/sell/fees.html
Or Just do it the easy way look up a item like you have to sell there is a link right there it Says sell one like it.
I have even had people copy my pictures and listing words and all to sell there stuff.
I was good at what I did

I am a Nova Junior:D
But a Ebay Grue;)
 
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