Morons! I provided my credit card info when I signed up as a seller with the understanding that my ebay fees would be automatically charged when they came due. So why is it that they never took the money?! I went ahead and paid via PayPal today after receiving an email that my account was being suspended for non-payment of fees. When I had gone online to do that before, it would even WARN me that my account was set to be paid automatically and that entering a manual payment could result in a double payment. GRRR! :mad:
Yes, definitely re-examine that email and your account. We discussed phishing at Thanksgiving dinner. Apparently, a well-known realtor here in town fell for one of those emails recently.
I get a lot of spam, and I regularly get scam eBay emails, along with every bank I’ve never even heard of urging me to ‘update my account’ information. Oh, and all those people overseas who need my help transferring 20 million out of the country.
I checked my bank account today online, and saw that my PayPal transfer to eBay PLUS a debit card charge to “eBay” had been processed, so I immediately checked out my eBay account. Sure enough, the fuckers charged my card TWO DAYS after I made my PayPal payment. Dammit, I want my $5.28 back. However, I see no way to contact them about this. Any clues?
So I’m guessing the email was a scam, which didn’t get you because you didn’t click the link in the email, you opened a browser window and logged into eBay yourself. Then eBay did exactly what they are supposed to, charging your credit card on the correct date. Is that what happened? You should check the headers on that email.
Well, eBay definitely can have a problem in that area. A couple of years ago, back when I used eBay a lot, I had an eBay balance of 7.35 in seller fees, which was supposed to be automatically deducted.
So, I get an email from eBay that they had a problem and were unable to deduct it, and now I’m late, and they are assessing me a $29 late fee. And there was no reason why they couldn’t take the fee from the credit card I’d provided. I’d also provided an alternate source.
So I used Paypal to pay them the $7.35 and never used eBay again.
Let me clarify even further … when I checked my eBay seller’s account by logging on to eBay, they show that two payments were made to my account. So they charged my card AFTER I paid them via PayPal. My account balance is now -$5.28 because they got paid twice.