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Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Down the Rabbit Hole
Re: Extreme danger...Ebay email
I have to admit that Andy and I got scammed by one of these e-mails last week.
We recieved an e-mail that looked like it came from ebay - stating that we needed to click on the link to become an Ebay PowerSeller.
So, foolishly we clicked on it (It didn't seem suspicious - it didn't ask for Credit Card details or any personal information) and we came to a screen where we had to "log in" we did so, and were advised we were now Ebay "PowerSellers". (Please note that this log in screen was Identical to the one you use to log onto Ebay.. they did a good job of copying it!!!)
A few days later we recieved notification (from the real Ebay) that Ebay has suspended out account as they believe someone had created a "fake" item for sale on our behalf. (a honda gold wing to be exact)
After an online chat to an Ebay staff member we realised we got scammed. The person had "captured" our logon information.
We have since on-fowarded the scammers e-mail on to Ebay. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ebay have advised they will NEVER send anything like that, and have advised us of the scam mentioned earlier in the thread.
Thanks to Ebay for picking up on the bogus item!
Sure sucks to know that we got suckered in by a scammer!!!! grrrr!!!!
Our account has been set up again... but it took a little while.. and a lot of worrying!
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