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Sep 14, 2006, 11:52am   #1
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just wondering, has anyone receive phone calls from Ebay? within the last month I have received 2 weird phone calls from Ebay. The first one I picked the call, it was a man who asked for me, I responded "this is she", him: " this is a courtesy call from ebay. good bye" and he hang up on me. ...when I called the number back there is a recording from Ebay saying that "Ebay ocassionally make random courtesy calls and that no further actions were required from me.

Yesterday I have got another call from the same number. They didn't leave a message. Same recording again. What's going on?
Sep 14, 2006, 12:20pm   #2
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sounds very fishy. have you googled the number? or called ebay customer service and asked about it?
Sep 14, 2006, 12:44pm   #3
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i'm sure it is just like the phishing emails, trying to verify if this is you and your phone number...very strange!
Sep 14, 2006, 1:29pm   #4
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susan-eric
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I have heard actually that sometimes ebay does call, although they've never called me. Although just hanging up after calling does sound weird!
Sep 14, 2006, 1:48pm   #5
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I've had Ebay call me before. It was just a courtesy call SURVEY! I answered their questions and that was it. They didn't ask for any of my info.
Sep 14, 2006, 3:01pm   #6
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I had a call from ebay! It was courtesy call to let me know they were ending one of my listings. I had a pair of 38 shoes listed and advertised them as an 8 or 7.5, they thought I was trying to sell two pairs of shoes in the same listing!! I explained, but apparently it had already been processed.
I've also had ebay messages on my answering machine letting me know about upcoming promotions.
Sep 14, 2006, 7:28pm   #7
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Wow, I never knew they called you when they end an auction. At least you knew why so you could relist it without problems.
Sep 15, 2006, 4:07am   #8
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Yeah they will call you only if you are a power seller to give you the heads up they are pulling your listing. I never really understood the point because it's not like they don't pull it if they get you on the line.
Sep 16, 2006, 1:51am   #9
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I've never gotten any...only emails.
Sep 16, 2006, 1:57am   #10
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Originally Posted by Lvbabydoll
I've never gotten any...only emails.
Me too! Never, I didn't even know they call you!
Sep 16, 2006, 11:25pm   #11
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ive been a member on ebay for 4 years and ive never received any calls.. id probably assume that it was a scammer
Sep 17, 2006, 2:14pm   #12
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I got called once from ebay for giving me tips? lol and one from paypal asking me questions like what am i selling and where i get it and asking if i send with tracking. weird calls like that they always say they're just trying to give you helping tips, but i personally find them very annoying =[
Sep 18, 2006, 4:38am   #13
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Since having incorrect contact information for your ebay profile is grounds for having your ebay id/account deregistered, my hunch is that they are randomly checking accounts as part of one of their Trust and Safety policing sweeps.
Sep 19, 2006, 1:58am   #14
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Originally Posted by adoptastray
Since having incorrect contact information for your ebay profile is grounds for having your ebay id/account deregistered, my hunch is that they are randomly checking accounts as part of one of their Trust and Safety policing sweeps.

Ahhhhh sneaky sneaky. I bet you are right.
Dec 31, 2008, 6:45am   #15
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Yes, I received one just the other day. The automated female voice said, "This is eBay calling. If you are expecting this call, press 1." I didn't press any buttons, but hung on while she repeated the message three more times. Then I was disconnected.
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