With Ebay Classifieds, users are no longer just placing ads on products. You can also find tutoring or a pet sitter through our online classifieds portal. But how do users know the advertisement is serious – and if the candidate is really serious about the job advertisement? Ebay Classifieds offers SMS verification for protection. It is therefore necessary to provide a valid telephone number.
Eligible phone number in five categories
Currently, users voluntarily provide a phone number to verify their account. However, in the coming weeks, information should be mandatory to place an ad or link in five categories initially defined. These include âchild care and child careâ, âodd jobs and part-timeâ, âanimal care and trainingâ, âeducationâ and âtrainingâ. After entering the phone number, an SMS message arrives with a six-digit code, with which the user confirms the phone number. By the way, don’t worry: according to Ebay Classifieds, you can still decide whether others should see your private phone number.
Activation via mobile or landline
Confirmation must work both with a mobile phone and through a landline connection. It is important that the terminal can receive and display SMS. âFor us, SMS verification is an additional measure to increase the security of our users on Ebay classifieds,â says Paul Heimann, CEO of Ebay Classifieds. âWe hope that this will also have a positive impact on the problem of sexual harassment. Finally, we are also targeting users who, on condition of anonymity, sexually harass children, adolescents and young women in particular, âHeimann continued. So far, around 250,000 users have used SMS verification. In the future, all user accounts (including existing accounts) should identify themselves in this way.
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