Monday, May 01, 2006

Uh Oh!

The other day I got an email warning me that my ebay account's been suspended!
We regret to inform you that your eBay account has been suspended due to concerns we have for the safety and integrity of the eBay community. "Abusing eBay" of the eBay User Agreement states, in part:"...we may limit, suspend, or terminate our service and user accounts, prohibit access to our website, remove hosted content, and take technical and legal steps to keep users off the Site if we think that they are creating problems, possible legal liabilities, or acting inconsistently with the letter or spirit of our policies."

Due to the suspension of this account, please be advised you are prohibited from using eBay in any way.Please note that any seller fees due to eBay will immediately become due and payable. eBay will charge any amounts you have not previously disputed to the billing method currently on file.To be considered for reinstatement of this account, click [the MISSING LINK] below and provide us additional information to confirm your membership.

Thank you for using eBay!

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This would be a whole lot more convincing if I'd ever had an ebay account.

I have to admit, I love the way they quote the legalistic stuff. Gosh, that's just cheeky genius! If only they'd use it writing sonnets or something!


  1. You were targeted because your blog turned up on a goodle finance search (along with mine)....I'm getting the same ones.

  2. I think it's unrelated, since the email isn't attached by name or anything else to the blog. I think the finance search came after, when I posted this on the blog.

    By the way: Hi Finance search people. Sorry this probably isn't what you were looking for!

  3. It probably is unrelated. I get those damn things all the time, but I do have a ebay account. I just report them as fraud and hit delete.