- Mar 25, 2018
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I have dowloaded Authy to my phone. Seems to work well and is easy (so long as you remember to have your phone handy before you log in from a desktop).
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I seek to limit the number of 2FA accounts I create, and would stop using a site that demanded it for merely discussing a hobby.Is it not possible to enforce two-factor authentication in order to start a new thread in buy/sell?
I'm certainly not against two factor authentication and changing to more complex unique passwords, but the biggest issues with most scams is using PayPal Gift for payments. @Amin Sabet why not make that a black and white rule? If an ad is posted specifying 'Gift' just delete it? It is not a panacea - scammers could still insist on Gift via PM - but it would be a step in the right direction, and it would also more clearly signal to everyone that Gift option is a bad idea.
Yep. I’m aware of that. But I think if the clear rule here is “no Gift payments” maybe that helps people avoid the mistake?Unfortunately with the last one, the guy didn't mention gift via paypal until the PM stage
Yep. I’m aware of that. But I think if the clear rule here is “no Gift payments” maybe that helps people avoid the mistake?
I don’t see any reason to be wishy-washy about it. Fear of offending non-scammers who use Gift?
This site only provides a forum for users to list items for private sale between parties. How the two parties make the payment happen is between them, so this site doesn't give the "option" to use one thing or the other, it simply has no control over that. So at best this site can only make recommendations for how to make payments or not make payments. No payments go through this site.I believe mu43 is the only place that has the option to request payment via gift.
You can select “Trust this machine for 30 days” at 2FA login.Is there any option to have "trusted" machines rather than, or in addition to, 2FA? A lot of financial institutions offer this as an alternative, and it is very convenient if you use the same computer. I check in here several times during the day when I have a free moment and need to get my mind off of work, and 2FA for that kind of frequency is not ideal.
I think this needs to be tackled from several directions rather than one.
It's challenging because the site does not directly provide the payment facilities so cannot directly regulate.
Things that could be done.
2FA mandatory to post on buy and sell - and for it to have been in place for over 30 days.
@PakkyT raises an important issue about Paypal limits. That particular example is more of a 'seller' issue rather than a buyer issue, but Paypal does indeed limit their liability in their endless terms and conditions. It is also still worthwhile making sure you are sending money to a verified Paypal account holder.
This site only provides a forum for users to list items for private sale between parties. How the two parties make the payment happen is between them, so this site doesn't give the "option" to use one thing or the other, it simply has no control over that. So at best this site can only make recommendations for how to make payments or not make payments. No payments go through this site.