|Well, how about this|
Message #8 Posted by Mike on 4 Aug 2003, 11:22 p.m.,
in response to message #7 by Ellis Easley
Suppose someone starts selling stuff on eBay, using your name. Of course you could cancel anything you didn't recognize. But say he offers great, "Buy-it-Now" deals, with paypal link, to his account. PayPal need not be related to eBay, whatsoever.
Then, people snap these up and he is paid.
You could be hassled beyond belief.
Example: A guy was selling Iraq 52 Cards for $9.99 per pack. He sold over 5,000 in one hour. That is $50K and he was paid via PayPal ONLY. He was legit, but what if he was using your account.
Hard to beat, "buy-it-now" are snapped up immediately. What if the SCAM guy decided to sell Nikon Digital Cameras for $100.00 (New in Box). He could probably SCAM hundreds before you knew what was happening. Once an auction ends, you can't cancel or change anything, including any bogus PayPal links in the auction.
Or, what if a guy sold a $100,000 Jaguar for $15,000. Someone might want to sue over that. Also, you'd be legally on the hook for eBay fees. You'd have to prove your case.
This is just one of many examples. Still, you might not be liable but if it's a lot, you could be sued or hassled.
Edited: 4 Aug 2003, 11:25 p.m.