Costly trading assistant request

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Today I received a Trading Assistant request to contact another eBayer and potentially sell on their behalf. The email included a telephone number to contact the prospective client on, but with an 07024 number. This number falls within a range set aside as “Personal Numbering Services” attracting a charge of 47.5p per minute. Needless to say I declined to contact the sender of the email.

eBayers should be aware of numbers sent to them in ASQ and other communications, if it’s not a standard landline number consider whether you really want to place the call, and just how much you might be charged for doing so. If someone wants you to contact them the very least they can do is to supply a telephone number which can be called at standard UK charges.

2 Responses

  1. We have just noticed an increase in property listings on our portal site where users are adding a 07024 number. We have taken the steps to bloke any advertsier who uses this number on our site pet friendly rentals. It is unfair that the advertiser makes money from the caller, We see these adverts as potential scams. We also have an ebay site to help promote what we do and we recieve emails that include this number. We never phone it!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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