The eBay Safety Centre provides guidance on buying safely, selling safely and paying safely, as well as valuable third-party, government and law-enforcement resources.
Great pains are taken by eBay to protect buyers. Without the buyers eBay wouldn't have much of a business. Some of the steps eBay takes to protect you are:
- An Accepted Payments Policy that clearly outlines what forms of payment are acceptable
Specifically prohibits the following methods of payment:Western Union (high rate of fraud) or Moneygram (high rate of fraud)
Never requires its registered buyers and sellers to confirm their account details by e-mail