• 10 April 2016 - A pet cat has survived eight days in the post, trapped in a box of DVDs. The cat named Cupcake climbed into the parcel before it was taped up and sent 250 miles from Cornwall to West Sussex, leaving her owner "looking everywhere" for her.

    The pair were reunited after the Siamese cat was unwrapped in Worthing and had her microchip scanned.

    Owner Julie Baggott said it was "a miracle" her pet survived the jaunt, which vets said left her dehydrated and scared but otherwise unhurt.

    News source BBC England March 27th 2016.

  • 10 April 2016 - The NFL has banned the sale of its licensed goods on eBay, Amazon, and other third-party marketplaces. Online sellers received notice from their suppliers in March of the new restriction which was effective April 1, 2016.

    In the communications from the Manufacturers of NFL merchanise they explained that the NFL is banning them from selling to merchants who list on third-party marketplaces, otherwise, the NFL will cut them off, with eBay, Amazon, and Buy being specifically mentioned.

    eBay and Amazon appeared to be unaware of the new policy and the sites continue to offer listings for NFL merchandise.

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  • 22 March 2016 - Since its launch, eBay.ca has allowed sellers to select their listing currency—US dollars (USD) or Canadian dollars (CAD). Starting this spring, CAD will become the sole listing currency on eBay.ca.

    As of June 1, 2016 sellers will need to use CAD when listing or relisting on eBay.ca. All remaining USD listings on eBay.ca (including Good ‘Til Cancelled) will need to be converted to CAD by August 2016. Sellers who wish to continue to list in USD will need to move heir listings to eBay.com. There is no impact to Canadian sellers listing on eBay.com.

  • 22 May 14 - eBay has issued request asking users to change their passwords because of a cyberattack that compromised a database containing encrypted passwords and other non-financial data. eBay have said they have conducted extensive tests on their networks and has not found any evidence of the compromise resulting in unauthorized activity for eBay users, and no evidence of any unauthorized access to financial or credit card information, which is stored separately in encrypted formats.

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    Attackers gained access to eBay's database containing encrypted passwords and other non-financial data. Credit card numbers and PayPal account are safe, but eBay users name, email and address have been accessed.

    To read the full statement from eBay Inc. To Ask eBay Users To Change Passwords - click here.

    PayPal have released a separate statement yesterday, stating it has found no evidence of a breach of its own servers.
       "Extensive forensic research has shown no evidence of unauthorized access or compromise to personal or financial information for PayPal customers. PayPal customer and financial data is encrypted and stored separately, and PayPal never shares financial information with merchants, including eBay."

    The attackers gained access to eBay's servers by targeting its employees and taking over an employee's account they then accessed customer data. eBay reports that the breach occurred between late February and early March, but did not detect it until two weeks ago. Whilst the attackers have the information they haven't tried using it on eBay yet. If you use your eBay password on any other accounts it will be a good idea to change those passwords as well.

    We would recommend that you change your eBay password by navigating to your eBay account and Personal Information section.

    At StuffAlert, whilst we search eBay for you, we do not ask for or need to have access to your eBay account - read more.

    If you are a StuffAlert user and you have used your eBay password with us, we recommend you change it. Click here to reset your StuffAlert password.