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Old 08-20-2004, 22:24   #1 (permalink)
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Ebay warning

G'day all,

I had a bad experience yesterday and wanted to warn everyone who might read this.

I got an e-mail from Ebay regarding fraud prevention, threatening to suspend my account if I didn't log on and confirm my credit card etc details. It was entirely convincing with the proper Ebay e-mail format and linked to an actual ebay.com site. They said they suspected my account had been used fraudulently.

After trying to fill in their form my submission was rejected because my post code was 4 instead of 5 characters, and they wanted my credit card ATM password, which to my knowledge doesn't exist. I contacted Ebay and said their form is stuffed, to which I got a lengthy reply explaining that the original e-mail was itself a fraud.

Needless to say I'll have to go and get a new credit card first thing Monday, and hope no damage is done in the meantime.

Be warned, there are some dodgy pricks out there.
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Old 08-20-2004, 22:32   #2 (permalink)
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Damn mate, thanks for the warning!
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Old 08-20-2004, 22:35   #3 (permalink)
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good thing i only buy off there and dont own a credit card
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Old 08-20-2004, 22:39   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah I got an email the other day, laughed as I deleted it.

Doesn't matter anyway, mine is a debit card so I can just empty the account if need be.
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Old 08-20-2004, 22:44   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Ebay warning

well, its strange that since yesterday i can no longer get into my account!!!

I was furious this morning. Some bastard has logged into my account, (somehow) and changed the email address for the eBay account.... I tried to send my password to my account, and it showed this email address overseas!!!

Then i got a confirmation of a listing on my account for a Harley Davidson motorbike... I wish i knew where i had that hidden!!! The listing is no longer available...

I sent an email to eBay this morning, and there form didnt work either!!! Not Happy, as the listing for this motorbike may have cost me $80!!!
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Old 08-20-2004, 23:01   #6 (permalink)
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Yep, got the email as well. Deleted it straight away.
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Old 08-20-2004, 23:16   #7 (permalink)
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Looks like most people didn't fall for it, which is good to see. Just for your information here is an extract from Ebay's response:

"Please forward the email message you received and any in the future that falsify eBay content to spoof@ebay.com. Please be sure to forward the
original email message you received with "spoof@ebay.com" in the "to"
field of the message. Please do not alter the original subject line,
add text to the original message, or forward the original email message
as an attachment.

These emails are the result of fraudulent activity. Please let me assure you that eBay will never ask for your private information, including
credit card information or passwords, in an email format. Also, eBay
will never send you any request or solicitation from a non-eBay email
account or provide a link outside of eBay for entering credit card
numbers or other private information. You should also never "log in" to
your eBay account (or any financial account) through an email link. If
you ever need to give us information, we suggest that you do so by going directly to the eBay.com.au website or use our online webform."
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Old 08-21-2004, 00:00   #8 (permalink)
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I get them most weeks, along with false banking emails along a similar line. I just report them to spoof and delete them.
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Old 08-21-2004, 02:48   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Ebay warning

ive never had 1, to my knowledge, but i get a lot of junk about enlarging my member, paying my mortgate (the 1 i dont have) off quicker....and i empty them pretty quickly...so i may have recieved one and not known

thanks for the warning though mate.

i never enter any details anywhere unless its the actual site, and if im using my mums card number, its a debit card, and the account is usually empty..

thanks again
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Old 08-21-2004, 02:53   #10 (permalink)
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There have been warnings about these dodgy emails for months, they use ebay and all the banks as well, so actually hearing of someone getting caught out by one is very surprising......
Never follow a link from an email that wants your details..
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