Friday, April 20, 2007

eBay Town Hall Meeting on April 30, 2007 - Trust & Safety Issues to be Discussed

Based on the following announcement, it doesn't appear that eBay wants to create a thread on its Town Hall Forum message board for members to post questions. eBay would prefer to privately receive email so the panelists can quietly select the questions they want to answer.

***Phone In Your Questions! Town Hall with Bill Cobb on Monday, April 30th***

April 19, 2007 | 12:10PM PST/PT

Hi everyone...this is Bill Cobb, President of Marketplaces North America. I'd like to invite you to my next Town Hall event on Monday, April 30 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Pacific time. This month's topic is Trust & Safety.

My friend and colleague Rob Chesnut, eBay's Senior Vice President of Trust & Safety, along with several members of his team, will be joining me during this Town Hall. I'm also pleased that eBay's Chief Information Security Officer, Dave Cullinane, will be able to join our panel. Dave brings 35 years of experience in the information security business to our team, and we're delighted to have him.

Ask us your question on the air
We'll be broadcasting LIVE via Internet radio with the help of our friends at wsRadio. If you have a question for me, Rob, or one of the other leaders on our panel, you'll be able to call us at our toll-free number – 877-474-3302 – to talk to us about your Trust & Safety question in person.

As always, you'll be able to listen in via Windows Media Player or Real Player.

Email us your question before the Town Hall
If you’d prefer, you can also email your Trust & Safety-related question to us before the event to – we’ll be answering some of our email during the show, as well.

So, I hope you'll join us. Visit for all the details.


Bill Cobb
President, Marketplaces North America
From past experience, the panelists, and specifically, Bill Cobb and Rob "Pinocchio" Chesnut, most likely will not be forthcoming and answer the tough questions about fraud on eBay's platforms. Cobb and Chesnut will probably continue to tout the success of eBay's SMI initiative and state that fake second chance offers and shill bidding are practically non-existent. eBay members know differently ~~ SMI has bombed and it only protects the identities of shill bidders.

We would like to know what questions you are posing to the panelists. Send a copy to and we will post your questions on the blog (out of courtesy to you and for your own protection, we will omit your email address). Even if eBay doesn't believe in transparency, we do. After the Town Hall Meeting transcript is released, we will then know exactly which questions the panelists chose to answer.

1 comment:

JD said...

The scam and counterfeit listings are out of hand - my favorite searches include Taylor Made golf- the new SuperQuad driver - two out of eleven new postings sent to me by EBay were legit, on Bryston stereo equipment 3 out 7 were legit - and thisn is what we are directed too !