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#1 Sir Topham Hatt

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 18:44

I have something listed on eBay.

Somehow, someone has been able to get my mobile number from eBay and call me about it.

 

Can anyone tell me how, and how I can stop it from happening again?

 

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#2 Som

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 18:54

ya very annoying, had a similar problem a few weeks back.

 

Your number shouldn't be listed though, as far as I know they can only request your number after they've purchased something from you.  Is it possible you've got your number on the first line of your address?

 

oh my way around it was to get another SIM card and use that for my ebay shop ( a business number if you like)

 

 

I have something listed on eBay.

Somehow, someone has been able to get my mobile number from eBay and call me about it.

 

Can anyone tell me how, and how I can stop it from happening again?

 

Thanks



#3 arachnoid

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 18:58

Have a look at the item with out logging in and follow through to the contact details to see if it appears there somewhere



#4 OP Sir Topham Hatt

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 19:29

Yeah, looked at the item but I can't see my number displayed anywhere.

It's in my address at all.

Even more strange, I can't seem to see the way to change it!



#5 Marshall

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 08:57

Yeah, looked at the item but I can't see my number displayed anywhere.

It's in my address at all.

Even more strange, I can't seem to see the way to change it!

 

Your phone numbers can be changed via "Addresses"

 

My Ebay>Account tab>Addresses

 

Edit: You can leave the Phone number field blank if you like.



#6 arachnoid

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 09:32

Post or PM your ebay listing and Ill have a look



#7 OP Sir Topham Hatt

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 10:15

http://www.ebay.co.u...e-/181239458820

 

is the listing...

 

It seems you can request anyone's number: http://www.ebay.co.u.../?_sofindtype=9

 

but only if you're currently bidding on one of their items.  That sucks.  The guy who called offered cash but I said I wanted more than he wanted to pay so a waste of a phone call.

Looks like I will have to change the registered number to my landline, which doesn't have a phone attached but I will see what ebay has to say first as I wasn't aware they would share all my contact info to anyone.



#8 arachnoid

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 10:32

Cant see anything listed,did you ask the person what page they obtained the number from?

Id suggest an email to ebay it looks suspicious to me.

EDIT d***g seems to be bidding on lots of mobiles

 

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#9 Steven P.

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 10:33

Wonder if the person that called works for eBay. I reckon you should definitely email..