What if you get scammed on eBay?


Rylee Mcgee   |   Member since 2013  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Firstly and most easily: pay on collection only. Be wary of any seller who insists on advance payment. Don't get lured in by a good deal, or insistences that you must deal through eBay. Use PayPal with a credit card, so you ' re entitled to a degree of protection over your transactions if it does go south.

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Wade Ulyatt   |   Member since 2006  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Herein, can you get money back if scammed on eBay?

You 're covered under eBay Money Back Guarantee when : You don't receive an item. You receive an item that doesn't match the listing. You receive an item that's broken or faulty.

Also, is buying from eBay safe? For Buyers – eBay is very safe. Their platform combined with PayPal's protection is one of the safest places for buyers to purchase anything. However, there are still precautions a buyer must take to ensure safe buying on eBay. For Sellers – Not as safe as it is for buyers.


Celia Nanton   |   Member since 2006  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Similarly one may ask, can you get scammed selling on eBay?

Getting scammed as an eBay seller. It might come as a surprise, but many eBay scams are not targeted at innocent buyers looking for a good deal. Scammers will often pose as buyers and use consumer protection measures to help them defraud honest sellers. Here are some of the most common ways eBay sellers are scammed.


Noah Mcleod   |   Member since 2017  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

How can you tell if an eBay seller is legit?

Look at the seller's score on the product page. Whenever you view an eBay product, there is box on the right side of the screen with the seller's overall score. There are two pieces of information in this box. The first is a star with a number next to it. That number is the amount of feedback ratings the seller has.


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Sasha Yarlett   |   Member since 2019  |  ✔ Verified

What is eBay refund policy?

Get your refund Once the seller receives the item back from you, or once they've agreed to refund you and let you keep the item, they have 2 business days to issue your refund. When they do, you'll receive an email letting you know. It usually takes 3 to 5 business days for a PayPal refund to go through.


Jayden Robinson   |   Member since 2013  |  ✔ Verified

Can I refuse to give a refund on eBay?

Tell your buyer to return the watch and you'll refund in full on return. If you refuse to refund and the buyer opens a case and you still refuse to refund, then ebay will just take the money out of your account and give it to the buyer who may not even be told to return the watch. Your decision, refund now or later.


Lucas Tait   |   Member since 2014  |  ✔ Verified

How can I report a scammer on eBay?

To report a fake email, forward it as an attachment to [email protected] If you suspect that someone knows your username and password, change your account information and take steps to secure your account.


Tyler Olson   |   Member since 2015  |  ✔ Verified

Can eBay seller cancel order after payment?

You can cancel a transaction up to 30 days after a sale, even if your buyer has already paid.


Cara Yates   |   Member since 2016  |  ✔ Verified

Is it safe to buy from eBay without PayPal?

You can open a PayPal account and still use your credit card for the payments, just through PayPal. Anyway, yes, you can buy on eBay without a PayPal account. You will be severely limited since few sellers actually offer payment methods other than PayPal. But just keep looking for those items.


Luke Stanley   |   Member since 2005  |  ✔ Verified

How do I avoid getting scammed on eBay?

Firstly and most easily: pay on collection only. Be wary of any seller who insists on advance payment. Don't get lured in by a good deal, or insistences that you must deal through eBay. Use PayPal with a credit card, so you're entitled to a degree of protection over your transactions if it does go south.


Mason Anderson   |   Member since 2018  |  ✔ Verified

Does eBay protect sellers?

eBay Protects You When you sell on eBay, you're protected by policies, transaction monitoring, and data systems that make eBay a safe and vibrant community. You can sell with confidence, because our dedicated seller protection team works around the clock to enforce policies and track problems before they start.


Denny Adams   |   Member since 2016  |  ✔ Verified

Who pays for return shipping on eBay?

Obviously, if the item is grossly misrepresented, damaged, or the seller is at fault in the listing, eBay will require that the seller pays return shipping. Otherwise, the buyer usually pays. Buyers need to read the listing carefully to determine if they are responsible for paying return shipping.


Alexia Ashley   |   Member since 2019  |  ✔ Verified

What happens if eBay seller refuses refund?

If you received something that is not as described, you are entitled to a full refund, if the seller refuses, file an item not as described through the resolution center, if already filed, escalate the case so eBay can step in. Seller does not offer returns.


Erica Dixon   |   Member since 2008  |  ✔ Verified

How can you tell a fake PayPal email?

Simply log in to your PayPal account and check that you were paid before sending anything. If you received an email seemingly from PayPal that states you've received money, check to make sure the email isn't fake. Some signs: The email does not address you by your first and last name.


Ramon Carter   |   Member since 2015  |  ✔ Verified

How long is eBay return policy?

The buyer must send the item back within 14 days of starting a return. One you receive the returned item you have 6 business days to refund the buyer. If you don't refund them, the buyer can ask eBay to step in for up to 10 business days after the refund deadline.


Hailey Roscoe   |   Member since 2019  |  ✔ Verified

Do eBay sellers see your credit card number?

If you pay with your credit card through PayPal, no, the seller does not see your card information. If you give the seller the cc number, etc., yes.


Dasha Ellison   |   Member since 2012  |  ✔ Verified

Is eBay good for shopping?

eBay is a great place to buy some really cool stuff at amazing prices, but you've got to be careful. When it comes to eBay online shopping, in most cases you aren't dealing with a major business with a reputation and a brand to protect. You're usually dealing with someone selling stuff right out of their own home.


Josephine Saunders   |   Member since 2017  |  ✔ Verified

Will eBay refund your money?

If you haven't received an item, we usually refund your money immediately via PayPal. If you received an item that is not as described, or didn't receive an item at all, the eBay Money Back Guarantee always protects you—even if the seller does not offer returns.


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