Some ebay Scam?

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  1. ste_w

    ste_w Moderator

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    Hi all

    If u look at the attachment in this message could u tell me if it is genuine or not? i belive it to b fake, u see my dad just got this email through who is a member of ebay and asked me to look into it 4 him but im not 100% sure if its real.
     

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  2. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    Not too sure about that. My sister's account got hacked then suspended. She received an email that seems similar to the one shown above. The problem has been resolved, and has now given my sister access to her own account.
     
  3. ste_w

    ste_w Moderator

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    I dont think its worth the risk, he cud always get another account if it is genuine but it just looks really fake to me personally tho
     
  4. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    Actually, reading your email again, it does seem to be fake.
    It says "Please do not respond to this email as your reply will not be received."
    :confused:
     
  5. ste_w

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    The picture seems pasted in and has lost quality n its asking to follow an outside link to reply?
     
  6. ming

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    haha.. and also:

    "Thanks for your patience......"

    I don't think that's a good use of language for customer services.
     
  7. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    seems fake to me??
     
  8. Graebob

    Graebob Generally Random

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    I received an email not disimilar to this a while back, and was duped by it. What a sucker :D
    eBay's policy states that they will never ask you to confirm your details, apparently. the main way to tell that what was posted is a fake is that it uses different language from every other eBay email.
    The only reason I'm adding to this thread I suppose is to let everyone know that I was a sucker for beleiving it :rolleyes:
     
  9. ming

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    lol. :p
     
  10. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    If there is any question. Do NOT use the link in the email. Go directly to http://www.ebay.com and login in there and hash things out.
     
  11. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    There have been reports that eBay and PayPal scams are going around through email. I got two supposedly from PayPal and one from eBay. I'm 90% certain that yours is fake, so don't worry about it.
     
  12. rushm001

    rushm001 In the beginning...... Political User

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    I have got about three of these sent to an email account which isn't even registered with e-bay, so it must be fake! A friend of mine was duped by one of these emails and she ended up having her account hacked and a $45k car put up for sale on it!
     
  13. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    Yeah never follow a link like that from an email who's validity you question. Always go to the site in question and try and resolve it from there. :)
     
  14. ste_w

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    Thanx 4 ur help, We Deleted the E-mail now anyway to be on the safe side
     
  15. tom9042

    tom9042 OSNN Senior Addict Folding Team

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    I received this message from someone posing at eBay recently. I sent it to eBay and received the following message. It's getting that I trust NO ONE.


    Hello,

    Thank you for contacting eBay's Trust and Safety Department about email
    solicitations that are falsely made to appear to have come from eBay.
    These emails, commonly referred to as "spoof" messages, are sent in an
    attempt to collect sensitive personal information from recipients who
    reply to the message or click on a link to a Web page requesting this
    information.

    The email you reported did not originate from, nor is it endorsed by,
    eBay. We are very concerned about this problem and are working
    diligently to address the situation. We have investigated the source of
    this email and have taken appropriate action. You may rest assured that
    your account standing has not changed and that your listings have not
    been affected.

    We advise you to be very cautious of email messages that ask you to
    submit information such as your credit card number or your email
    password. eBay will never ask you for sensitive personal information
    such as passwords, bank account or credit card numbers, Personal
    Identification Numbers (PINs), or Social Security numbers in an email
    itself. If you ever need to provide information to eBay please open a
    new Web browser, type www.ebay.com, and click on the "site map" link
    located at the top the page to access the eBay page you need.

    If you have any doubt about whether an email message is from eBay,
    please forward it immediately to spoof@ebay.com and do not respond to it
    or click on any of the links in the email message. Please do not change
    the subject line or forward the email as an attachment.

    If you entered personal information such as your password, social
    security number or credit card numbers into a Website based on a request
    from a spoofed email, you need to take immediate action to protect your
    identity. We have developed an eBay Help page with valuable information
    regarding the steps you should take to protect yourself.

    To get to the "Protecting Your Identity" Help page from the eBay site,
    please click on the "help" link located at the top of most eBay pages
    and select the following topics when the "eBay Help Center" window
    appears:

    Safe Trading > If Something Goes Wrong > Identity Theft

    We encourage you to review additional information about protecting your
    identity found in the eBay Help system. Please click on the "help" link
    located at the top of most eBay pages and select the following topics
    when the "eBay Help Center" window appears:

    Safe Trading > If Something Goes Wrong& > Account Theft > Account
    Protection

    Once again, thank you for alerting us to the spoof email you received.
    Your vigilance helps us ensure that eBay remains a safe and vibrant
    online marketplace.

    Regards,

    Ian
    eBay SafeHarbor
    Investigations Team
    ______________________________
    eBay
    Your Personal Trading Community (tm)

    *******************************************

    Important: eBay will not ask you for sensitive personal information
    (such as your password, credit card and bank account numbers, Social
    Security numbers, etc.) in an email. Learn more account protection tips
    at:

    http://www.pages.ebay.com/help/account_protection.html
     
  16. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Good info in that email. :)