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Old 09-08-17, 11:14
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Default Buying on Ebay, Amazon etc and email privacy

I opened a new yahoo email address last year for private emails and select things like ebay/paypal - I still get dodgy paypal messages and other emails to the old one instead.

If i buy something or go somewhere and they ask for an email address i either refuse or give them the old address now.

Fairly simple, but so far effective and easy enough to set up.

Also open a secondary bank account to use for buying on ebay, amazon, shopping etc only, and cash machines, transferring small sums of money into it as you will need it. Especially if you bank online.

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Also open a secondary bank account to use for buying on ebay, amazon, shopping etc only, and cash machines, transferring small sums of money into it as you will need it. Especially if you bank online.
That is a great idea. When ever I buy anything from Ebay/Amazon etc I always worry about my bank account being hacked or something.
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This is excellent advice. Doing what you suggest would help people to worry less about the ever-present possibility of being hacked and/or scammed.
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I have had a separate email for Amazon for some time apart from the security aspect it helps manage messages.
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I don’t have a separate email account for Amazon, but since they have only one email address* for me, any emails apparently from them on one of my other accounts are deleted unopened. *That email account is mainly for my shopping.
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