Ruthless Hackers Attack Etsy Sellers
The “Unpaid Item” Hack
Problem-Hackers exploited the “alternative payment options” in Etsy seller payment options. The sale goes through, item not ever paid, buyers still able to leave bad reviews and open cases against the shop for “item not received” even though it was never paid for.
Solution-Etsy will remove the option for alternative payments on 10-16-2020.
Etsy has also diligently cleared up all cases and erased the unfair bad reviews that were mean to intimidate sellers into shipping items that were not paid for just to get the case and the review off their shops.