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why does ebay give out your personel phone numbers to customers
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-20-2011

why does ebay give out your personel phone number to buyers

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Community Member
Posts: 65,528
Registered: ‎05-11-2005
in reply to couture.classics

So the buyer can call you if they want.

Community Member
Posts: 8,117
Registered: ‎05-24-2009
in reply to couture.classics

Both transaction partners an get each others contact information.

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Posts: 2,756
Registered: ‎12-06-2007
in reply to couture.classics

You are a business, and don't have a right to privacy under the law, not just ebay policy.  If you want to get a business phone, feel free.  They have your address too, so get a PO box if you want privacy there too.

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Registered: ‎05-23-2009
in reply to couture.classics

How will a Burglar with an Ebay membership be able to track you down if they do not provide your personnel contact info. They give your Full Name, Home  Phone number, and the city you live in, just because another member who you may placed a nonwinning bid with requested it. Ebay does not even need to verify why they are requesting it. This happened to me and within three days my home was robbed. Any member can request contact info as long as you placed a bid with them. You do not need to be a bussiness for Ebay to surrender your personnel contact info.


 No questions asked by Ebay about why the info is being requested. They safe guard nothing!