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      CommentAuthormojojoseph
    • CommentTimeMar 26th 2008
     (1565.1)
    I have just been trying to set up some items for sale on eBay after creating my first account there (yes, in some online matters I am embarassingly far behind).

    However, I'm having a small problem with the ID verification system they have in place: whereby they call your landline with a Verification Code which you then input. (Basically, I'm pressing Call Me, and they don't call me).

    This annoyance of itself is enough, tbh, but there seemed to be a way around it. I chose to use Direct Debit to confirm I am who I say I am and pay Sellers fees etc....however, even after confirming who you are, your address, your banks address and your bank account, it still asks for this damn phone call verification nonesense.

    I am to the point of ejaculating into the CD tray in an attempt to register my genetic imprint.

    What this has made me curious about, though, is what other ridiculously rigourous ID verification techniques others on this site may have been subjected to?

    And whilst I fully understand the very prevalent danger of identity theft etc, are some of these methods perhaps too stringent and paranoid, and maybe stop people from doing/joining things in the first place?

    Curiousity is my only sanctuary from the angry intarwubz which wishes to make me its bitch.
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      CommentAuthorZ
    • CommentTimeMar 26th 2008
     (1565.2)
    Starting with a PayPal account first can make registering with eBay easier.

    (shrug)

    - Z
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      CommentAuthormojojoseph
    • CommentTimeMar 26th 2008
     (1565.3)
    Hmm, I have that too...why's it being hard to me? Grr, either it is or I am full of Fail....It would be nice if it wasn't me for a change.

    lolz