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Ebay fraud crap?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by sled_dog, Sep 29, 2004.

  1. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    Account Investigation Important Notice




    **inserst my ebay name and email here**,

    We have strong reason to believe that your eBay account has been recently compromised and it could be used by a third party without your authorization. In order to prevent any fraudulent activity from occurring we are required to open an investigation into this matter. To speed up this process, you are required to verify your eBay informations by following the link below.

    http://signin.ebay.com/eBayISAPI.dll?Signln&UserID=sled_rider

    (To complete the verification process you must fill in all the required fields)

    Please Note - If your account informations are not updated within the next 72 hours, then we will assume this account is fraudulent and will be suspended. We apologize for this inconvenience, but the purpose of this verification is to ensure that your eBay account has not been fraudulently used and to combat fraud.

    We appreciate your support and understanding, as we work together to keep eBay a safe place to trade.

    Thank you for your patience and attention in this important matter.

    Regards,

    Ian
    eBay SafeHarbor
    Investigations Team

    Do not respond to this e-mail, as your reply will not be received.

    Copyright 2004 eBay Inc. All Rights Reserved.
    Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners.
    eBay and the eBay logo are trademarks of eBay Inc. is located at Hamilton Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125


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    just recieved 2 copies of that. what do you guys think? It goes to a completely legitamate looking ebay page, I signed in and now it wants my credit card info. I feel a little uncomfortable at this moment.
     
  2. js4x4

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    go to e-bay and cut/paste the e-mail in there, along with what it tells ya...i wouldn't put any personal info in. They have your info on file, don't they??
     
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    I got the same SHYT a month ago.... it is bull. i went to my ebay account and went to open disputes against me . there wasnt any. so i went and sent the e-mail to ebays fruad department so they could investigate it and i was right.. it was someone trying to get my info.ebay waont ask you for any info like that in a e-mail
     
  4. sled_dog

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    thanks I am gonna send it to them, I am truly suspicious cause it came 2 times at the sametime. I haven't given ebay my credit card info before, but I have a certified or whatever paypal account linked ot my bank account and credit card.
     
  5. sled_dog

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    hmm the one purchase I made a week or so ago was not marked as paid even though I recieved it today /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif maybe that was the problem
     
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    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    I got the same exact email twice in two weeks, about two months ago. I thought it was legit, so I clicked the link and got "server not found" or "unable to connect", something like that. I figured if it was legit, then I wouldn't be able to access my account after the 72 hours. Well, I can still access my account. I won't fall for that crap again.
     
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    CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD ASAP!

    I didn't even read the rest of the post.

    If you havea problem, ebay now tells you to go to thier web page yoursefl, not by clicking links in emails.
    Links in emails and addresses in the address bar can be faked now (well, discovered about a year ago I think).

    If you went and signed in, you probably sent your account info to someone. If you sent them anything else, like a credit card, cancel it ASAP.


    Forward the email to spoof@ebay.com, then logon to ebay by typing www.ebay.com in your browser, and change your password asap.
     
  8. sled_dog

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    already did it. soon as I started reading the tutorial about spoofs I immediatelly went and changed my password.
     
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  10. sled_dog

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    ebay confirmed it was a spoof
     
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    Ebay, Paypal, or ANY credit card company will NEVER ask for your personal information via email, i get those frequently from credit card companies they are all spoofs. I have even received one saying it was from my Internet Service Provider. they can really look legit even down to the web address in your browser, dont be fooled! If a company that has your personal information feels that your info has been compromised they will close your account and send email telling you to call them or go to their online website and start a new account. This has happened to me with a credit card company before. Kind of a pain in the butt having to create a new account but worth it in my opinion.
     
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    I recieved a email from ebay kinda like that asking me to update my Account information. Asked for credit card info and all that stuff. Already knew it was fake though.
     
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    I also noticed in your quote from the email, they use the word "informations" instead of information.

    This is not correct grammer, obviously, and would have been my first tip-off. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

    Glad you got it resolved.
     
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    It's bogus.
     
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    I got the same email just today. I went to the link and started to fill it out, then it asked for me email account password. That right there is what stopped me from continuing.
     
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    I have two shortcuts setup in my email let me grab the ebay email addresses

    OK forward that entire email and any others to:

    spoof@ebay.com

    safeharbor@ebay.com

    I get several of these and parents do also, Dad put his info once then called me and asked HEY eBay is asking for my bank account info /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif Luckly he didn't submit it yet, the checking info was too much and he thought that was fishy. It was telling him his account needed updating for the ebay records, the emil looked like an ebay mailer, the first time it wanted info in the email, the second time was by going a site (not by address but by number xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx type address) /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif

    Anyhow, forward that stuff to those addresses /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    I never give any personal info to any site unless it has the S in the http address. example(https) means it is a secure site. (http) is not a secure site.
     
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    EBAY will never ask for your credit card info again unless you order something. I just registered for an account and had to enter in my card number for the registration fourm. They warn you on that page to never give your credit card number to an email from them. They say they wont ask for it again after you enter it when you register.
    -Harrison
     
  19. 88Silverado

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    I got something like that a couple months ago and just deleted it. I just sold some stuff over the last couple weeks so I guess my account still works
     
  20. kennyw

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    guess you already figured that out, nevermind /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     

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