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Protecting your account

We take a number of steps to help ensure the security of your account. But there's also a lot you can do. Find out more about ways you can protect your account.

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Send any suspicious email to spoof@ebay.co.uk, or if the email appears to be from PayPal, send it to spoof@paypal.co.uk. Never click on a link in a suspicious email. Learn more about reporting spoof.
If you notice any changes to your account that you didn't authorise, sign in to your account and change your password and secret question and answer. If you can't sign in, contact us immediately. Learn more about securing your account.
If you notice any suspicious changes to your account, sign in and change your password and secret question and answer. If you can't sign in, contact us immediately. Learn more about protecting your account.
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Account security

Protecting your eBay account

Learn how to keep your account safe by safeguarding your password, installing anti-virus software and firewalls, and watching for fake email.

Protecting yourself from identity theft

Prevent spoof or phishing emails from obtaining your private information.

Securing your account and reporting identity theft

Find out how to make sure your account and identity are safe.

Reporting spoof (fake) emails

Learn how to spot and report fake emails.

Identifying whether an email is really from eBay

Learn about the headers we include in emails.

Recognising spoof (fake) email websites

Learn how to recognise fraudulent websites.

Entering verification codes

Help protect your account with this additional security check.

Sending headers when reporting email

When you report email to us, it's important to leave the header information intact.

Privacy protection

Protecting your privacy
Learn how we help protect your privacy.

About the User Agreement and Privacy Policy
Find out more about these important policies.

Summary of our Privacy Policy
Get a summary of the key concepts of our full Privacy Policy.

Minimising unwanted email
Find out what you can do to avoid unwanted email.


Account protection

Learn how to protect your account and stay safe on eBay.

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