Why Does eBay Need My SSN? (Explained)

The new rules from eBay for sellers means that they now need to provide their social security number (SSN). This was announced in December 2021 but is still a surprise to many sellers when they get a notification that eBay needs their SSN. This article explains why you may have to provide the details if … Read more

Seller Protection With Tracking Or Signature Confirmation

This article covers two methods of protection for sellers on online marketplaces such as eBay. The first method is with tracking numbers. The second method is delivery with signature confirmation. We’ll cover the differences in protection and what to do when you’re faced with a claim. Tracking Numbers With tracked delivery, the postal service provides … Read more

eBay Item Not Received – Seller Protection

One common eBay problem for sellers is the “Item Not Received” scenario. If you’re selling goods on eBay, then you need to know how to protect yourself from “Items Not Received” issues. This article explains the problem, and how to avoid it. What Is The “Item Not Received” Problem On eBay? The “Item Not Received” … Read more

How To Spot Email Spoofing (For Beginners)

This article shows you how to spot fake emails that have been spoofed to look like they’re coming from a legitimate company. I’ll use specific examples of spoof emails that pretend they are from PayPal or marketplaces like Amazon and eBay. If you’re using these sites for transactions, you should understand what spoof emails are … Read more

Spot Fake PayPal Notification Emails (Explained)

When you’re selling on an online marketplace like eBay or Amazon, you need to be aware of fake PayPal notification emails. These fake PayPal payment confirmations falsely state that the buyer has paid for the item. The email is faked to look as if it comes from PayPal or the marketplace. What Do Fake PayPal Notification … Read more