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Another E-bay Scam
Posted by Build22 on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 9:14 AM
Beware :

Recently I recieved a notice that my that my e-bay identity had been tampered with and that my account was no longer any good. ( for my own security) I was instructed to re-apply with new security and credit card numbers.

I erased the e-mail and proceeded to my e-bay acoount - no problems at all

There had been reports on the local news about these and someone posted one awhile back with a diifferent twist.

Beware !!

Jim [IMG]
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Posted by styrene on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 10:19 AM
Thanks for the timely heads-up!

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Posted by wroper11 on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 11:27 AM
Thanks Bro. Way to keep your eye out!!

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Posted by Swanny on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 11:34 AM
This is a common scam. Never, ever put your password into an email screen. Any time you get a notice like that you should access the main page of the site and check your account directly.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 12:07 PM
I get those now & then, always reply to them.
Always reply with the username "eats**tanddie"
password: "youa**hole"
Nothing they can do with the information provided except take a hint.
Same type of thing using PayPal is going around too.
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Posted by Keyworth on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 12:10 PM
There are characters out there who will send you a notice like the afforementioned, or one letting you know your eBay account will be suspended if you don't provide updated information. The GUI looks legit, but look at the IP address at the top. If it has anything listed other than eBAy, it's an obvious crock of you-know-what. I get at least two to three per month. I notify eBay security and an anti-fraud site that eBay refers you to.
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Posted by Woody on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 12:49 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by sisco

I get those now & then, always reply to them.
Always reply with the username "eats**tanddie"
password: "youa**hole"
Nothing they can do with the information provided except take a hint.
Same type of thing using PayPal is going around too.
I like your approach! That is truly hilarious! Laugh [(-D] Anyone else wish you could have a "chat" with these anonymous scam artists and computer hackers! Cowards everyone of them. Angry [:(!]

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Posted by MikeV on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 1:30 PM
I have received this one along with the PayPal one and one supposedly from Citibank credit card company. I forwarded all of them to the proper authorities for investigation. This is what's known as a "spoof" email in that it appears to be from the real company but if you click on the link it is usually a non-registered URL with nothing more than an IP address of numbers. They are getting better.

Mike

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 1:33 PM
Any thing related to Ebay and Paypal Should Start with a "httpS:" not just the http
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Posted by MikeV on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 1:46 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by mattfixit14813

Any thing related to Ebay and Paypal Should Start with a "httpS:" not just the http


Huh? Question [?]

PayPal's web address is http://www.paypal.com/
Ebay's web address is http://ebay.com/

I don't understand what you mean?

Mike

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Posted by Swanny on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 1:58 PM
What he means is that the password screen puts you into a secure site which lists as https://www. The "s" signifies a secure site.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 2:04 PM
Like Swanny said earlier never do anything through email...Always take car of business on the main site. Also EBAY Paypal and many other sites Specify that they will never ask for password or CC info in an email....
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Posted by kaleu on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 4:46 PM
I get a few of these a month for Ebay and Paypal. I've also started getting these for services I don't even use. These crooks need to have a surprise sent back to them in an e-mail. Mischief [:-,]
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Posted by M1abramsRules on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 5:05 PM
maybe a virus?
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 5:10 PM
I wouldnt recomend that course of action as you could wind up in some hot water....still would be nice to see them get a taste of thier own medecine! Of course sometimes some of the emails come from some poor saps account that got hacked...I know this is a big problem on AOHELL......I guess Im lucky...Ive only gotten 2 of these spoof emails that I can recall.
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Posted by MikeV on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 5:16 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by M1abramsRules

maybe a virus?


If these guys are good enough to ellude the authorities I doubt a virus would be of any use. For all you know they may have written the virus. Wink [;)]

Mike

Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom. " Charles Spurgeon
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Posted by MikeV on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 5:18 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Swanny

What he means is that the password screen puts you into a secure site which lists as https://www. The "s" signifies a secure site.


Ah, I see. I forgot about that. Dunce [D)] Big Smile [:D]


Mike

Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom. " Charles Spurgeon
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Posted by Build22 on Friday, November 28, 2003 12:17 PM

Mike V,

Now that you mention it, I've had the pay-pal one as well


Jim [IMG]
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Posted by tigerman on Friday, November 28, 2003 2:11 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Woody

QUOTE: Originally posted by sisco

I get those now & then, always reply to them.
Always reply with the username "eats**tanddie"
password: "youa**hole"
Nothing they can do with the information provided except take a hint.
Same type of thing using PayPal is going around too.
I like your approach! That is truly hilarious! Laugh [(-D] Anyone else wish you could have a "chat" with these anonymous scam artists and computer hackers! Cowards everyone of them. Angry [:(!]

Cowards is to nice a word. Angry [:(!]

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, November 28, 2003 3:16 PM
It wouldn't be so bad if it was just once. I've deleted, without opening, a good half dozen for Pay Pal in the last week alone. I've never delt with PayPal so I never open them.
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