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eBay Spam Scam....

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  • Member since
    January 2003
  • From: Foothills of Colorado
Posted by Hoser on Tuesday, March 18, 2003 7:06 PM
Here it is. My wife got this email from a friend of hers - thought I'd pass it along. It includes the original message.

Hi folks!!! I got this e-mail the other day. It looks like it comes from E-Bay, but it doesn't!!! It is someone trying to steal my identity and or get my credit card information. When I went to forward it, there was nothing there. No words or anything. Also,when I copied the information from the e-mail, there is hidden junk at the bottom. It does not show up until you highlight.
If you ever get ANYTHING like this, DELETE IT!!!! E-Bay will NOT ask for this information!! EVER!!!! Also, I haven't done anything on E-Bay to make them need to bill my card to get paid. E-Bay will NOT do this type of thing. BE CAREFUL, as there are some real SCUMBAGS out there!!! In e-mails I got from the real E-Bay, they have told me that the LINK looks like it goes to e-bay, but when you click on it, it goes a different route and directly to these Scourges of Society. So if you use e-bay to buy or sell, please be careful of what you respond to. I have gotten about three of these type letters before this one, asking for information. They all look pretty legitimate, but they are NOT!!!! PLEASE BE CAREFUL!!!!

Dear Ebay Member,
Recently we attempted to authorize payment from your credit card we have on file for you, but it was declined. For security purposes, our system automatically removes credit card information from an account when there is a problem or the card expires.
Please resubmit the credit card, and provide us with new and complete information. To resubmit credit card information via our secure server, click the following link, login to your account and resubmit your information:
(I deleted the link)
This is the quickest and easiest method of getting credit card information to us. Using the secure server will ensure that the credit card will be placed on account within 24 hours.

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  • Member since
    December 2012
Posted by FreedomEagle1953 on Sunday, March 2, 2003 10:18 AM
Hey lordj ...

Thanks for the eBay Spam Scam "heads-up" ... I shall conduct myself accordingly ... and it looks like you have a lot of FSM community forum members taking a look at your post here ... hope they keep their guard up too !

This is a good example of what a community forum is all about ... members looking out for and helping other members.


Chicago, IL area

"keep on building 'em ... but don't glue your fingers together"

  • Member since
    November 2005
eBay Spam Scam....
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, February 28, 2003 6:51 PM
Just a heads up! There are e-mail scams that "seem" to come
from eBay, when in fact they are not. I received three mails that
were odd. They wanted you to submit your credit card info by
clicking a link. I forwarded the mails to eBay. They were scams.
They are investigating, but in the meantime: CHANGE your
Password ASAP. You might wish to change your user Id as
well. Just wanted to inform you. FYI: The mail "Looks" legit.

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