Who goes there? eBay wants to know

Wednesday, 8 May 2002, 4:06 PM EST

eBay is already testing VeriSign's two-tiered authentication service and plans to introduce it in June, said Anil Pereira, executive vice president of VeriSign's enterprise and service provider division. The service will access databases of phone numbers, addresses and credit reports to verify that sellers are who they say they are, Pereira said.

It will debut in the United States in June and will be introduced on eBay's international sites at a later, unspecified time, said Mike Burk, a VeriSign spokesman.

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