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    Anybody else get this from ebay?

    Since many of you passionites are frequent ebayers, I'm posting this here rather than the general board. Flame if you will. anyways, did anybody else get this email from ebay?


    From*:* [email protected]
    Reply-To*:* [email protected]
    Sent*:* January*14,*2004*3:37:04*AM
    To*:* (email address deleted for my protection!)
    Subject*:* eBay Account Verification
    | | | Inbox
    *

    Dear eBay member,

    As part of our continuing commitment to protect your account and to reduce the instance of fraud on our website, we are undertaking a period review of our member accounts.
    You are requested to visit our site by following the link given below

    http://www.ebay.com/verification/%?6488820019

    Please fill in the required information.
    This is required for us to continue to offer you a safe and risk free environment to send and receive money online, and maintain the eBay Experience.

    Thank you
    Accounts Management

    As outlined in our User Agreement, eBay will periodically send you information about site changes and enhancements. Visit our Privacy Policy and User Agreement if you have any questions.

    Copyright 1995-2003 eBay Inc. All Rights Reserved.
    Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners.
    Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of the eBay User Agreement and Privacy Policy.

    Is it a legit member update request from ebay or is it just some damn fraudulent dumbass scamming unsuspecting ebayers? I tried to click on the link and was given the "Forbidden" website.

    James

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    Ignore it, pretty sure it's a scam, log on directly to ebay(don't use the link they sent) and if your acct has any issue you should have a note there.

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    Thanks! nm


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    I wouldn't fill out anything like that from a link...

    If it was legit it would look like "https://www.ebay.com/whatever", The "https" is the part to look for because the "s" stands for secure server. If it is not on a secure server don't fill it out!

    Tucker

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    My Dad fell for this scam. Don't do it.

    [QUOTE=PROGRE-SS]Since many of you passionites are frequent ebayers, I'm posting this here rather than the general board. Flame if you will. anyways, did anybody else get this email from ebay?

    He replyed to the email and then about 6 weeks later tried to log on ebay and found out his account was suspended. He finally got his account back but the scammers had already done their damage.

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    Hope It's called "phishing"

    and is a very common scheme to rid ebay users of their identity. ebay asks that you forward them to [email protected]. They do keep track of all the versions of the phishing emails (and there are many). NEVER reply to them, unless you want to play around with the scammers. The link they send you will allow you to enter ANY userid and password combination you want. Once inside, they'll ask you for your credit card #, name of your first born, and anything else they can utilize to steal your identity and your money.

    One thing to remember. Once you're registered with ebay, they'll NEVER ask you to update your records under any circumstances.
    Last edited by celly; 01-14-2004 at 12:13 PM.

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    I got this email from an Ebay scammer today

    I'm sure a lot of people are going to fall for this one. The banners were some of the best I've seen coming from the scammers.

    Dear eBay User,

    We recently noticed one or more attempts to login into your eBay
    account from a foreign IP address and we have reasons to believe that
    your account has been hijacked by a third party without your
    authorization.


    In order to protect your sensitive information or unauthorized listings we temporarily suspended your account for further investigations. To reactivate your account, click on the link below and confirm your identity.


    If you recently accessed your account while traveling, the unusual
    login attempts may have been initiated by you.

    Take our apologies for any inconvenience that this may cause.


    Thank you

    eBay Account Theft Prevention

    http://signin.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayIS...ame=h:h:sin:US



    The log in attempt was made from:

    IP address: 205.188.209.166

    ISP host: cache-dq04.proxy.aol.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardtail in Georgia
    If it was legit it would look like "https://www.ebay.com/whatever", The "https" is the part to look for because the "s" stands for secure server. If it is not on a secure server don't fill it out!

    Tucker
    Lookout for this when using IE. I don't when Microsoft plans on fixing it, its a incredible security issue because you cannt even trust the URL in your browser.

    http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/36402

    G

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