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What to do if you suspect account theft

We work hard to help make sure that your account information stays safe, including working with you to help protect your account against unauthorized use. If you think someone has gained access to your eBay username and password, start by securing your account. If someone has bought or sold items using your account, report the account theft.

Tip: Before changing your account information or reporting account theft, check with family members and others to verify that they didn’t use your account.

Secure your account

If you suspect that someone knows your username and password, change your account information and take steps to secure your identity.

Report account theft

If you think that someone used your account without your permission, please contact us immediately.

Stay safe

The most common way for your account information to become known is through fraudulent emails and websites that are designed to access your password and other confidential information. Learn how to recognize and report spoof email and websites impersonating eBay. It's also a good idea to review the Spoof Email Tutorial.

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