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Classifieds Security Enhancement

 


Premier sangiro
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Jul 23, 2007, 5:24 AM
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Heya all,

In our efforts to fight scammers we have for a while now required that users be registered for a minimum of 3 days before they can contact an advertiser via our classifieds. We've now expanded this functionality to enable advertisers to choose how long a user need to have been registered before he/she can be contacted by that person.

The minimum default remains set at 3 days. On the form where you post a new ad there is now a "Buyer Days Registered" option that can be set to:

3 - Default Minimum
7 - One Week
14 - Two Weeks
30 - One Month
60 - Two Months
186 - Six Months
365 - One Year

The higher you set your days required number, them more users (including some bona fide buyers) will not be able to contact you, but the lower the likelihood of being contacted by a possible scammer. Scammers typically register usernames and hope to use it immediately to contact sellers. They seldom register and come back after months and log in again under the old username.

Manage your own risk. You choose what you're comfortable with and set the cut-off.

Hope this helps. Smile


srmichaud  (D License)

Feb 13, 2010, 4:32 PM
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What are scammers?


JohnRich  (D License)

Feb 15, 2010, 7:30 AM
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What are scammers?

Definition here: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scammer


FreeDrew  (C License)

Feb 20, 2010, 9:12 PM
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what are scammers?

hey srmichaud, do you wanna buy my BRAND NEW xfire 139 for $750?

;-)



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