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  #2046429 30-Jun-2018 14:17
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I don't think they expect you to use a real name as a trading handle just in registering with them.

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  #2046469 30-Jun-2018 16:24
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afe66: If the rational of Trademe to ask for real names is to reduce fraud spam etc, surely the any competitor would do the same otherwise all the dodgy dealers will move there with the inevitable bad pr for the competitor

 

 

 

Oh you mean like Facebook?  :-)

 

 

 

Some of the buy/sell groups are like the wild west. Admittedly some are well moderated as well. Caveat emptor I guess. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2046623 1-Jul-2018 08:04
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Okay but what I want to know is how does trademe know it's me.  Because I listed something on my partners account and they kicked him off too, they just keep finding me.  Are they tracing it to my computer, the internet connection or was it because I re-listed a trade that was on the account they shut down?


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  #2046624 1-Jul-2018 08:35
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I expect that TM won't tell you how they are doing it, but it's good to know they are proactive at closing accounts where people are trying to beat the Ts & Cs.


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  #2046627 1-Jul-2018 08:45
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Flowerchild:

 

 tracing it to my computer, the internet connection or was it because I re-listed a trade that was on the account they shut down?

 

 

Most likely all of the above. Especially listing the same exact item on another account, from the same IP. I can't honestly think of why someone would do that and think they wouldn't shut down the second account.


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  #2046640 1-Jul-2018 08:56
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they don't close down accounts that don't stick to the ts and cs, they left the guy on that was harassing me and the lady who was selling goods but not sending them.  They just closed my account


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  #2046666 1-Jul-2018 10:10
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You need to register your real name and contact details with Trade Me as they need to be able to identify you in the case of fraudulent behaviour, or police enquiries into the sale of stolen goods, etc. Just like you can't sign up to an ISP, power company, or many other things without using your actual name and address. None of those details, other than your first name and location are visible to the public. Their Terms & Conditions pretty clearly state you must not provide false details here, and you admit to doing so, they discovered this and terminated the account(s). Sounds perfectly reasonable on their part to me?





 
 
 
 


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  #2046713 1-Jul-2018 11:00
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Last time I checked the TradeMe profile name field and the name and address fields were different. Providing full name and address to TradeMe and using a different profile name or nick for whatever reason was not an issue in practice.

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  #2046714 1-Jul-2018 11:03
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Flowerchild:

Okay but what I want to know is how does trademe know it's me.  Because I listed something on my partners account and they kicked him off too, they just keep finding me.  Are they tracing it to my computer, the internet connection or was it because I re-listed a trade that was on the account they shut down?


The problem here is that TradeMe failed to act when informed of harrasment and failed again when you attempted to protect yourself from it. Netsafe would be a good place to start to resolve the issue and get trademe to act sensibly.

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  #2046715 1-Jul-2018 11:04
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Flowerchild:

Okay but what I want to know is how does trademe know it's me.  Because I listed something on my partners account and they kicked him off too, they just keep finding me.  Are they tracing it to my computer, the internet connection or was it because I re-listed a trade that was on the account they shut down?


Are the items you are selling unique?

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  #2046718 1-Jul-2018 11:09
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But as soon as someone buys something then they have all your details, your name, phone number, address, if you are selling loads of things all the time for low amounts that means your personal details are out there a lot


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  #2046719 1-Jul-2018 11:11
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Sure they need your phone number to contact you but do they need your real name as well?  Why can't they just think your name is Bob or Anne, what's the harm in that?


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  #2046725 1-Jul-2018 11:34
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Flowerchild:[snip]  Why can't they just think your name is Bob or Anne, what's the harm in that?

 

 

Because it's against TMs terms and conditions - if you want to use the site, that's the rules. People buying expect sellers to stick to the rules, and lying about your name is against the rules.

 

If you don't want people to know who you are, that's entirely reasonable and understandable, but you can't use TradeMe.

 

This thread is staring to go in circles, but to summarise, here's some things you could try to solve your problem:

 

1) TM can obviously track fake accounts, so they should be able to track any accounts which are harassing you (also breaking the rules of course) and close them down. Of course, you need to also tell TM who you are. If you get no traction there, then try Netsafe.

 

2) Not use TM. This is the only real option if you don't want to tell people who you are, but you will lose exposure to potential customers.


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  #2046757 1-Jul-2018 13:14
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Flowerchild:

 

But as soon as someone buys something then they have all your details, your name, phone number, address, if you are selling loads of things all the time for low amounts that means your personal details are out there a lot

 

 

No  they don't. While I have no problem giving out all my details there's no requirement to do so. There's no need to give a buyer your address unless it's pickup (and then you could always arrange to meet somewhere else). Likewise, bank details often don't have the full names, often just initials - it's the bank account numbers which are important and some people have a special account (sometimes at a different bank) just for trademe sales.

 

Finally giving them a phone number is optional but you can also just use a burner phone if you don't want your personal number. Prepaid sim cards are dirt cheap

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  #2046760 1-Jul-2018 13:25
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Flowerchild:

 

Sure they need your phone number to contact you but do they need your real name as well?  Why can't they just think your name is Bob or Anne, what's the harm in that?

 

 

You can tell the buyer your name is whatever you want it to be - you just have to tell Trademe your real name 

 

Try opening a bank account without telling them your real name or providing suitable ID. The Bank's need it for counter money laundering. It's only a matter of time before Trademe will start putting in more stringent policies along these lines - I'm surprised they haven't already with the Paynow and it's replacement, Ping. With both of these Trademe acted as a clearing house, taking buyer funds and paying out to a third party (the seller).

 

 

 

 


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