The online marketplace giant said Wednesday that it has required new users to log in with their email addresses in order to register.
Users who have not done so are unable to sell items for the time being, the company said in a blog post.
The requirement comes after the company found that people were using accounts on sites like eBay and Craigslist to evade paying eBay fees.
This is a big deal because, in many cases, the only way people can avoid paying eBay is to use eBay’s website to make purchases.
It is a problem that is likely to grow.
Goldmine has been plagued with privacy issues for years, with its site facing scrutiny over security breaches, a recent hacking attack, and accusations of paying for adverts on its site.
This year, the site had its third-largest number of user complaints.
EBay has since been working to address the issue, releasing new privacy controls on the site.
The company said it has made changes to how it processes payments and will be launching a new “Paypal account” option for users who have previously registered with a previous service.
“We are committed to ensuring that the privacy of our customers and the safety of our employees is our top priority, and we will continue to take actions to improve our privacy and security policies,” the company wrote.
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