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    Help! I have had this email twice now I'm pretty sure. This one is from Paypal.

    (Original post by eBay Seller Fees Recurring Billing Payment?)
    You sent a payment of £10.76 GBP to eBay Europe Sarl (support@ebay.uk)

    It may take a few moments for this transaction to appear in your account.
    Merchant
    eBay Europe Sarl
    support@ebay.uk
    Instructions to merchant
    You haven't entered any instructions.
    Description Amount
    eBay Seller Fees 10.76 GBP
    Subtotal 10.76 GBP
    Total 10.76 GBP
    Payment 10.76 GBP
    Halifax Current (Confirmed) xxxxxxx £10.76 GBP
    Payment sent to support@ebay.uk

    I have sold one thing on ebay - this was the beginning of November. Why do I have to pay recurring fees!?
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    ebay.uk? Are you sure this isn't a fraud email? Do you even have a halifax acc?
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    I get this email all the time, you only get charged once.

    Take advice from my sig
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    (Original post by TravelGuru)
    ebay.uk? Are you sure this isn't a fraud email? Do you even have a halifax acc?
    I just got a reply back from Paypal's spoof checker;
    Hello Ali,

    Thanks for forwarding that suspicious-looking email. You're right - it
    was a phishing attempt, and we're working on stopping the fraud. By
    reporting the problem, you've made a difference!

    Identity thieves try to trick you into revealing your password or other
    personal information through phishing emails and fake websites. To learn
    more about online safety, click "Security Center" on any PayPal webpage.


    Every email counts. When you forward suspicious-looking emails to
    spoof@paypal.com, you help keep yourself and others safe from identity
    theft.

    Your account security is very important to us, so we appreciate your
    extra effort.

    Thanks,

    PayPal



    Panic over! I only worried because yes I do have a Halifax account
    In my ebay account, and it corresponds to a payment I made earlier which I assumes was for when I actually sold something in November.

    Latest invoice amount (30-Nov-10): £10.76
    New activity applied to the latest invoice noted above: -£10.76
    # Payments
    -£10.76
    My only question is... how come the amount was the same?
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    (Original post by aliluvschoc)
    I just got a reply back from Paypal's spoof checker;

    [/I]

    Panic over! I only worried because yes I do have a Halifax account
    In my ebay account, and it corresponds to a payment I made earlier which I assumes was for when I actually sold something in November.



    My only question is... how come the amount was the same?
    Don't know. That was rather genuine though, but the e-mail gave it away, ebay.uk lol???? not ebay.co.uk. At least you sorted it out anyway, glad I could help.
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    (Original post by PapaShmurff)
    I get this email all the time, you only get charged once.

    Take advice from my sig
    Ah thanks for letting me know =]


    (Original post by TravelGuru)
    Don't know. That was rather genuine though, but the e-mail gave it away, ebay.uk lol???? not ebay.co.uk. At least you sorted it out anyway, glad I could help.
    I didn't notice that at all! I was just there staring at the amounts being the same. I never fall for anything like this it was just the fact the information corresponded to payments I'd made before. Anyway thanks for the help!
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    Edit: ignore this post since everythings already been solved
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    (Original post by aliluvschoc)
    I just got a reply back from Paypal's spoof checker;

    [/I]

    Panic over! I only worried because yes I do have a Halifax account
    In my ebay account, and it corresponds to a payment I made earlier which I assumes was for when I actually sold something in November.



    My only question is... how come the amount was the same?
    At a guess, I'd say that they can calculate it from the amount your previously listed items sold for... I could be wrong!
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    (Original post by PapaShmurff)
    I don't get it, i just checked my emails, i get them every month to pay for ebay fees, pretty sure they're not fraudulent
    Really? =/ Forward one of them to spoof@paypal.com

    Also, have you noticed money coming out of your account? Although if you do sell something every month then it makes sense. You might be looking at the actual ebay invoice which I just found I still have.

    I think I'll change my passwords though just to be safe.

    sorry just saw your edit >.<
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    (Original post by JosephRedfern)
    At a guess, I'd say that they can calculate it from the amount your previously listed items sold for... I could be wrong!
    Ahhh well that certainly makes sense, thanks for pointing that out!
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    (Original post by aliluvschoc)
    Help! I have had this email twice now I'm pretty sure. This one is from Paypal.




    I have sold one thing on ebay - this was the beginning of November. Why do I have to pay recurring fees!?
    Forget all those people who don't have a clue about ebay and are just writing nonsense. Here is the answer:

    Either you sold something for around £100

    AND / OR

    * You chose more than one picture (each additional costing £0.12)
    * You chose a gallery picture
    * You set the starting bid higher than £0.99
    * You had a reserve price
    * You chose a Buy it Now price
    * You chose an advanced layout
    * You scheduled to sell the item rather than start the bid at the same time

    All of these and many more cost you a certain amount of fee. This will be paid at the end of your month (every ~30 days)
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    (Original post by llpokermuffinll)
    Forget all those people who don't have a clue about ebay and are just writing nonsense. Here is the answer:

    Either you sold something for around £100

    AND / OR

    * You chose more than one picture (each additional costing £0.12)
    * You chose a gallery picture
    * You set the starting bid higher than £0.99
    * You had a reserve price
    * You chose a Buy it Now price
    * You chose an advanced layout
    * You scheduled to sell the item rather than start the bid at the same time

    All of these and many more cost you a certain amount of fee. This will be paid at the end of your month (every ~30 days)
    Hmm I think they do have a clue, I was asking about recurring payments. I know I had charges to pay in November (for selling), which I posted. I paid my charges in November. It is now December. But thanks anyway
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    I had the same problem - I sold my first item the other month and have received two emails about recurring seller fees.

    I just forwarded the one I received today (same as your email) to the paypal spoof emails and got the same reply about it being a fraud attempt.
 
 
 
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