View Full Version : eBay fraud alert
04-27-2004, 08:23 PM
To anyone on here who has an eBay account - if you recieve an email from "eBay" reguarding possible "problems" with your account and information, DO NOT respond to these emails or fill out the forms. These emails are from a fraud and quite frankly, horrible hacker. The emails will ask you to fill out your information for for various reasons, however, DO NOT do so. There are a number of things that are contained within the bodies of these emails that give away the fact that they are fake and are from someone trying to get your eBay account information and email passwords. My mom recieved one the other day and she has gotten a few of them since, however she contacted eBay themselves and they have addressed the fact that these emails are not from eBay (in one of the emails was a link to a supposed eBay email address, and when you put your cursor over the email title, a Yahoo email address is displayed towards the bottom of your computer, thus whoever this hacker is he's/she's not very good!). So to anyone on here who has an account on eBay and has recieved or might possibly recieve one of these emails, this is just a heads-up, DONT FILL IT OUT, report it to eBay!!!!!
04-27-2004, 09:14 PM
Thank you Jay :)
did you already reported this to E-bay?
04-27-2004, 09:20 PM
Thank you Jay :)
did you already reported this to E-bay?No problem :)
And yes I've reported it to them. If you happen to recieve an email from "eBay" (not the real eBay of course), it will most likely tell you that your account has some sort of "problem(s)", and basically the whole wording is a little awkward and suspicious. Then it'll ask for your email address and your email address password, the second thing that pretty much gives it away. Basically if you recieve an email, copy it and paste it and send it to eBay, they're working on getting to the bottom of it all.
04-27-2004, 10:55 PM
Yeah... we've received quite a few of these bogus emails.
Working in IT (and since I have to go through our company spam filters), I knew it was bull the first time I saw it. Unfortunately, my finace fell for it and filled out the form before I got a chance to tell her about it.....
Hopefully we don't get screwed over....... She is a fairly big seller on the 'bay (sells makeup & handbags & stuff like that).
04-28-2004, 05:59 AM
Thanks for the heads up. But I never give out my personal info through email to anyone. Sorry to hear about that Reef.
04-28-2004, 07:39 AM
There are also fake "undeliverable" mails circulating, in the same vein;
they look like semi legitimate mails which say "if message does not displayed, click link"
Not sure how, but this makes an exe come into your computer and you are then infected, there seem to be a lot of these circulating (and they can hit you through web-based e-mail, not just outlook, so beware)
Just thought it was pertinent, it's a similar deal but more pointlessly destructive than intrusive
04-28-2004, 02:50 PM
Yeah i have gotten that ebay e-mail. Just ignore it.
I get those too, and also the same crap under PayPal headings . . . it really sucks and I hope the people responsilbe for it die slow, painful, and hideous deaths. :)
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