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Hashes included with itemWebURL via item_summary

Can someone please explain the hashes included with itemWebUrl via /buy/browse/v1/item_summary? I keep getting scammed buying to resell on here so I'm writing a fraud scanner. It works great but I hit my request limit so I'm hoping a developer has the same idea and has already hashed the data I'm hashing to expose the fraudulent listings. I still have some tweaking to do but my first run generated over 300 suspect listings within my 5000 request limit. Scanner won't be that intensive once I have my generated data local to check from but it's going to take awhile to build that up with the limit and I still need to use the API to manage my orders and inventory. Please advise, thank you!

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How does the hash parameter in eBay URLs relate to writing software to detect scam listings?

Aside from that question, I too have always wondered what that hash parameter was used for, why it's there, and how it's generated.

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Are you familiar with how hashing works?

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