This is vape related -sort of- because the purchase I made is to complete a project that I intend to pass around and let people try. I have an 80 year old metal lathe that just is not up to the task. I’ve struggled attempting to rebuild it and found my self in the predicament of needing a lathe to fix my lathe. I turned to eBay and made a sizeable purchase only to receive the following message from eBay:
“Your recent eBay transaction may be from a compromised account.”
May BE? WTF???
You were recently involved in a transaction for the following item:
2733997xxxx - Precision Metal Lathe etc.
"We’re writing to let you know that an unauthorized third party may have accessed the seller’s account to list this item. The item has been removed from the site, and the transaction was cancelled. We ask that you take the following precautions:
- If you already paid for the item, you may be protected by eBay. Open a request with the Resolution Center and choose, “I bought an item. I haven’t received it yet.”
If the transaction doesn’t qualify for eBay’s protection, it may be because your payment isn’t claimed by the seller or has been reversed. You can request an update on the status of the transaction by contacting the payment service provider.
(my bank has been charged)
-" If you haven’t paid for your item, consider this transaction canceled and do not send payment."
I made payment by PayPal to a Chinese merchant. I can’t get anywhere with this "MAY’ shit. Either the account was compromised and hacked or it wasn’t. What about my eBay account and PayPal accounts?
I have no idea whether I will have my funds refunded and have just spent hours attempting to navigate automated systems that will not allow complaints until several days have passed. Waited 53 minutes to talk to a human only to be disconnected and put back in the que.
If eBay identities can be hacked then IMO it is no longer even remotely safe.
Anyone else ever experience something like this? I have a sizeable amount of money tied up for who knows how long or if I will ever recover it. I have contacted my bank.