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ebay scam???

Discussion in 'Random Discussion' started by InfectioN, Jan 31, 2005.

  1. InfectioN

    InfectioN Thread Starter

    Oct 17, 2004
    this was sent to my email.

    From collectibles to cars, buy and sell all kinds of items on eBay

    eBay Safeharbor Department Notice

    Fraud Alert ID : 00626654

    Dear eBay member,

    You have received this email because you or someone else had used your identity to make false purchases on eBay. For security reasons, we are required to open an investigation on this matter. We treat online fraud seriously and all cases which cannot be resolved between eBay and the other involved party are forwarded for further investigations to the proper authorities. To speed up this process, you are required to verify your personal information against the eBay account registration data we have on file by following the link below.


    Please save this fraud alert id for your reference.

    When submitting sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and off-line. When our registration/order form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or social security number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry - SSL.
    Please Note - If your account informations are not updated within the next 72 hours, we will assume this account is fraudulent and it will be suspended. We apologize for this inconvenience, but the purpose of this verification is to ensure that your eBay account has not been fraudulently used and to combat fraud.

    We apreciate your support and understanding, as we work together to keep eBay a safe place to trade.

    Thank you for your patience in this matter.

    Regards, Safeharbor Department (Trust and Safety Department)
    eBay Inc.

    Please do not reply to this e-mail as this is only a notification mail sent to this address and can not be replied to.

    Copyright 2005 @eBay Inc. All Rights Reserved.
    Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners.
    eBay and the eBay logo are trademarks of eBay Inc. which is located on Hamilton Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125

    the page it sent me to was NOT secure. if you click on the link and find that it is.. please post here. but the other thing that got me was the start of the link...

    http://tiutiuioumau.com instaed of http://ebay.com

    i reported this to ebay.

    not sure if its an official scam yet or not. but i'm sure i'll find out soon.

    be careful with this email if you get it and it really is a scam. i'll post back here when i get a reply from ebay.
  2. Hulk701

    Hulk701 Banned

    Dec 5, 2003
  3. Cell


    May 23, 2003
    what kind of info did it ask you to submit when you clicked that link???
  4. poochee


    Aug 21, 2004
    Suspicious, you did the right thing!!
  5. JRSellers

    JRSellers Banned

    Oct 11, 2004
    I've gotten these fake eBay emails B4, and I'm not even a member anymore!. I don't click on any of the links in the email, I simply report them to eBay. If you click on the links, it's probably already too late.
  6. InfectioN

    InfectioN Thread Starter

    Oct 17, 2004
    you can click the link yourself if you want to. or did the page not show up for you?

    anyway.. it asked ALL my account info. password, account name, credit card number.. the works.

    these people probably make a lot of money off of people that have no idea that it was a scam.

    i hope they die. :)
  7. InfectioN

    InfectioN Thread Starter

    Oct 17, 2004
    ebay's response...



    Thank you for writing to eBay regarding the email you received.

    Emails such as this, commonly referred to as "spoof" or "phished"
    messages, are sent in an attempt to collect sensitive personal or
    financial information from the recipients.

    The email you reported was not sent by eBay. We have reported this email
    to the appropriate authorities.

    In the future, be very cautious of any email that asks 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. If you ever need to
    provide sensitive information to us, please open a new Web browser, type
    www.ebay.com into your browser address field, 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 [email protected]. Do not respond to it or
    click any of the links. Do not remove the original subject line or
    change the email in any way when you forward it to us.

    If you have already entered sensitive financial information or your
    password into a Web site based on a request from a spoofed email, you
    should take immediate action to protect your identity and all of your
    online accounts. We have developed an eBay Help page with valuable
    information regarding the steps you should take to protect yourself.


    To review eBay's new tutorial about Spoof Emails, please see the
    following Web page:


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


    eBay SafeHarbor
    Investigations Team


    i hope they get busted
  8. Cell


    May 23, 2003
    no i didnt click the link. i was at work so i didnt want to take any chances. glad i dont open emails unless i know they are coming! lol

    i hope they get busted too. shame of it is someone will just step up and take their place and make a new spoof.
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