The funds from my recent auction are now on hold until I give them my SS#, per IRS requirement. Is it secure to give them my SS# online?? Who is going to receive it and how do I know that person is trustworthy, with so many identities being stolen these days? Has anyone else been told to do this on eBay? It doesn’t feel right to just hand it over to them, with many of their employees working in foreign countries. Is this safe?
I had the same questions and worries as you…but went ahead and gave it to them…much as i hated to.
Yes, when I started to sell on eBay again…SSN was asked for taxes
Seems kind of disturbing that they want you send it over the internet. With hackers and all. eBay has been hacked in the past.
And also are sitting on your money until you jump through this hoop.
I’ve never sold on eBay because their fees are so high. Everything I’ve read says selling on eBay is a pain in the patoot. It’s not for me.