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Yikes....have you become a "Verified Member"?

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  1. susie22321

    susie22321 Supplier Associate ECF Veteran

    Jun 6, 2010
    St. Clair Shores, MI
    Or haven't you bothered?

    :confused::( :confused:
     
  2. tinajfreeman

    tinajfreeman Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 27, 2010
    Jacksonville, FL
    Sounds over complicated to me. I'm skipping it.
     
  3. inter_ceptor00

    inter_ceptor00 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 27, 2011
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    if you have an already verified paypal account it takes literally about 1 minute to login to paypal and become a verified member. If you dont have a verified paypal account though it might be harder, IDK, I have paypal and it took me no time at all to become "verified". And you need to be verified to use the classifieds I think, in case you planned on doing that.
     
  4. dysfoundation

    dysfoundation Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 29, 2010
    Santa Clarita, CA
    Exactly this, took 2min to become verified with a verified PayPal acc
     
  5. RayBans

    RayBans Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 16, 2012
    Southern California
    I'm still confused, if you are a "seller" then being verified makes sense to me. If you are looking to buy something (what the seller wants) why would you limit the buyers access to what the sellers are selling??? That is a whole nother process handled by paypal, ebay, etc...
    I've been into internet marketing since 1999. Never seen a forum do this before.
    Hey we all learn new things every day ;)
    BTW I am not a seller, yet...
     
  6. ambeck22

    ambeck22 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 26, 2012
    Meadowbrook, WV
    To reduce/cut out fraud.
     
  7. RayBans

    RayBans Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 16, 2012
    Southern California
    Thanks ambeck22, I'm still not clear how limiting the buyers access to the seller eliminates fraud. Unless we are going way back and taking someones promise to pay. Again, as a seller you get your payment through the net. Verify the sellers, YES!
    Verify the buyers, WHY? Unless e-cigarette-forum.com is having issues with their buyers. Still really confused. Verify the sellers YES!
    The buyers WHY???
     
  8. inter_ceptor00

    inter_ceptor00 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 27, 2011
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    Not sure exactly why for the buyers but maybe because ECF doesnt differentiate between the buyers/sellers. A buyer today becomes a seller tomorrow. also, maybe a buyer buys something off the classies, pays thru some online method , waits for shipping confirm, then cancels payment? only real thing I can think off why buyers also need verification.
     
  9. RayBans

    RayBans Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 16, 2012
    Southern California
    This forum is the best, bar none. I've learned so much here, looking forward to learning more. (VAPE BREAK)
    Seriously, I'm gonna verify me right now. I just don't get how verifying everyone to see the sellers will work.
    Like I said, I've been doing internet marketing since 1999 things change...

    :vapor:
     
  10. Kanlee

    Kanlee Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 20, 2011
    S/W.Missouri
    I will not give paypal my banking info.I have a lot I could sell but I guess I will have to keep them or throw them away.Maybe I am being foolish but I do not want to go through the hassle if someone at paypal sells my banking info.
     
  11. susie22321

    susie22321 Supplier Associate ECF Veteran

    Jun 6, 2010
    St. Clair Shores, MI
    I have a PP account...I'm just reluctant to sign into PP from here. Same with other options.
     
  12. CES

    CES optimistic cynic Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 25, 2010
    Birmingham, Al
    it's just a way to make sure you're who you say you are Suszie. You don't have to provide your PP logon info or sign in to PP, just the email so that j0ker can see that the email that you used to register with ECF is linked to a verified PP account (And once you're verified here i suspect that you can delete the banking info from your paypal account).You could also use an ebay account, or get 3 verified members to vouch for you.

    It is only for the classified section, apparently there were a number of cases of fraud.... but I think that if you're not going to use the classifieds then there's no need to get verified ATM...
     
  13. susie22321

    susie22321 Supplier Associate ECF Veteran

    Jun 6, 2010
    St. Clair Shores, MI
    Well, for one, my ECF membership and my PP account are not linked to the same email addy. I won't sign up for Pinterest using my Facebook account sign-in either. Too much info going to
    too many people/sites and very likely is potentially dangerous personally. JMHO!

    OTOH, it's not likely I'll ever be buying anything from classified ads, so I'll just hang loose, lol, and be "unverified" :ohmy:
     
  14. Allazar

    Allazar Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 21, 2011
    Austin
    That is more or less my opinion on the topic as well susie. :)

    I have been on the forums since July and have never really seen the need to buy in the classifieds... so I do not see how it will truly affect me. It simply is not safe to have too much information readily available about yourself out on the net. People call me paranoid about such things, but since I work in IT I understand the risks better than most, and the number and ease of data breaches in many cases. The internet is a far more dangerous place than most realize. :(
     
  15. susie22321

    susie22321 Supplier Associate ECF Veteran

    Jun 6, 2010
    St. Clair Shores, MI
    Well said! Another thing I'll never do, period, is "like" an app on Facebook.....no way! Most everyone does, and that's fine for them. Me? I PASS!
     
  16. CES

    CES optimistic cynic Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 25, 2010
    Birmingham, Al
    keeping all this stuff separate is important....it is a crazy world out there. I took a chance with PP verification...but the account does come in handy for some things i need to do. sigh.
     
  17. lorikay13

    lorikay13 Supplier Associate ECF Veteran

    Dec 13, 2009
    Oregon
    I will keep my tinfoil hat on...thank you. If that means I can't sell here...so be it.
     
  18. CES

    CES optimistic cynic Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 25, 2010
    Birmingham, Al
    so, as supplier associates, i don't think you guys can sell in the classifieds anyway- and that's what the verification is for. so it would be a little bit of a waste of time for either of you to go through the process.
     
  19. anorth_uk

    anorth_uk Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 10, 2011
    Redditch, UK
    Have to say I'm pretty disgusted after paying $24 2 months ago to get access to the classifieds on an annual subscription, I'm now not deemed worthy.

    Bet I don't get the $20 outstanding back.
     
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