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I e-mailed seller, he asked for my name, address, zip, mobile phone number, ebay ID saying it's for Buyer Protection program, is this Okay??
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Registered: ‎08-25-2012

I e-mailed the seller to his gmail account per his instruction on his eBay listing, he replied me asking for my name, address, zip, mobile phone number, ebay ID saying that it's for Buyer Protection program, is this safe to release these personal info to his gmail account and not via eBay e-mails to be able to BIN on his items??

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pinkflamingo2855
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Posts: 2,426
Registered: ‎08-26-2005
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in reply to hoon0418

good grief no, stop communicating with this scammer.

"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go"
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whiskertail
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Posts: 4,887
Registered: ‎12-04-2008
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in reply to hoon0418

E-Mail addresses are not allowed in eBay listings for reasons just such as this, to prevent gullible misinformed buyers from being lured into off-eBay scams.

 

If you can't buy by clicking bid/BIN/Offer, and pay through eBay checkout, then it should smell like a rat to you.

 

You need to read up on eBay Buyer Protection on how to keep yourself safe.

 

mrsmtn
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Posts: 13,056
Registered: ‎08-14-2008
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in reply to hoon0418

Nothing about that is safe -- or correct.

angelgirl327
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Posts: 13,964
Registered: ‎01-08-2007
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in reply to hoon0418

Sounds like a scam - or they are trying to do an off-ebay transaction.  doesn't make any sense either way.  What is the item number?

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cute.shoes
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Posts: 11,504
Registered: ‎02-13-2006
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in reply to hoon0418

Yeah - go ahead and do that.

But don't come crying to anyone when you are scammed out of your money.

kraloe
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Posts: 46,341
Registered: ‎05-11-2005
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in reply to hoon0418

Have you ever, ever, in all your years on eBay, had a transaction work like this?

You should be reporting this fraudster, not attempting to deal with him.