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hoffman
02-27-2005, 08:16 PM
Anybody been getting spoofs trying to get passwords? I think I got one and it just don't smell right. Says "account suspended" but when I logged into ebay (not from email link) I had no messages. Is it a scam?

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Hoffman in Warner Robins Ga

Happy
02-27-2005, 08:17 PM
yes, it is a scam.

mattc
02-27-2005, 08:20 PM
I get them all the time, if you want you can forward them to spoof@ebay.com and they will send you an email in a couple of days saying it was not from them and they are looking into it

Matt in AK

egpace
02-27-2005, 08:23 PM
Hoffman,
Here's the poop straight from ebay.
Ed

"Be sure you are on an eBay page
Before signing in, please check the Web address in your browser. If you click on a link in an email, verify that the Web address in your browser is the same as the address shown in the email. The Web address of eBay sign-in pages begins with http://signin.ebay.com/. Never type your eBay User ID and password into a Web page that doesn't have 'ebay.com" immediately before the first forward slash (/).

Some members have reported attempts to gain access to sensitive information through email requests that appear that they were sent from eBay. These requests often include links to Web pages that will request that you sign in and submit information. At eBay, we identify these as 'spoofed' email or Web sites. If you are concerned about receiving email of this nature, please review eBay's suggestions to minimize unwanted email.

eBay will never ask you to provide sign-in passwords, credit card numbers, or other sensitive information through email. If we request information from you, we will always direct you back to the eBay site. With very few exceptions, you can submit the requested information through your "My eBay" page. If you have received email requesting that you sign in or provide personal information that you suspect was not sent by eBay, please refer to the following information.

Take caution with email that includes attachments or links
eBay will not send you email that includes attachments and you will not be required to enter information on a page that cannot be accessed from the eBay site. If you receive a message that appears to have been sent from eBay that includes an attachment, do not open it.

When possible, you should avoid clicking links. Instead of clicking the link, you should copy the address and paste it into the Address/Location area of your web browser. While eBay may send email that contains links, the links are provided for convenience only. You will not be required to submit sensitive information if a direct link is provided to an eBay page.

Beware of fake Web sites pretending to be eBay
Only enter your eBay password on pages where the Web address (URL) begins with http://signin.ebay.com/. Even if the Web address contains the word "eBay", it may not be an eBay Web page.

These fake Web sites (also called "spoof" Web sites) try to imitate eBay in order to obtain your eBay password and access to your account.

Before signing in, please check the Web address in your browser. The Web address of all genuine eBay sign-in pages will begin with http://signin.ebay.com/. Never type your eBay User ID and password on a page that doesn't have "ebay.com" immediately before the first forward slash (/).

International eBay Web sites will have slightly different sign-in addresses. They will include the letters that designate the site the address is associated with (for example, http://signin.ebay.fr for France, http://signin.ebay.de for Germany, etc.), followed by a forward slash (/)..."

psomero
02-27-2005, 08:25 PM
my general rule of thumb:

NEVER, EVER log into ebay or paypal or ANYTHING at that through a link provided in an email. if ebay sent you an email saying please log in and do XYZ, type "http://www.ebay.com" into your internet browser and go from there...

IOWOLF
02-27-2005, 08:36 PM
Yea, I fell for it once. Never again.

hoffman
02-27-2005, 08:49 PM
I reported it to ebay and it's a scam. Thanks to BBS like this I had the scoop not to fall for it. My wife said that she would have gone right ahead and thought nothing of it!! Well, now she's been edumacated. Funny, I've been ebaying for awhile and this is the first one I've received.
Thanks guys http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

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Hoffman in Warner Robins Ga

egpace
02-27-2005, 09:27 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by hoffman:
I reported it to ebay and it's a scam. Thanks to BBS like this I had the scoop not to fall for it. My wife said that she would have gone right ahead and thought nothing of it!! Well, now she's been edumacated. Funny, I've been ebaying for awhile and this is the first one I've received.
Thanks guys http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif
</font>

I had tons of spoof emails thrown at me because, at one time, I was using my email address as my ebay I.D. Once I took a seperate ID name, it dropped to once or twice a year.
Ed

charlie coghill
02-27-2005, 10:13 PM
Last week I received three for Pay-pal that my account was going to be terminated if I did not up date my information. Good http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif as I never established an account, tried one time and it did not work. Maybe this is where they got my address.
Charlie

AZSORT
02-27-2005, 10:16 PM
Last week we had our account stolen. they got the password somehow and we don't answer those emails. I recommend changing your password yourself once in a while and make it a secure one.

Greg C

Too_Many_Tools
02-28-2005, 12:33 AM
I too get the usual scam emails...not many but someone out there in Internetland has my address in their address book and a virus that is routing the usual spam crap to me.

Today a new one showed up. The email promised a $250 gift card from Circuit City after filling out a questionaire that was very well done. Contacting the company confirms the email is a new scam beginning to be spread so be careful out.

TMT

J Tiers
02-28-2005, 02:26 AM
I got an ebay one also....no doubt about it being a scam.....I don't have any dealings with ebay whatsoever (yet).

Maybe they were mindreading, I need to set up to sell some stuff.


I also got the "fbi.gov" one at work.....claimed to be from the fbi, title said "you have visited illegal websites". There was an attachment of some sort.

No doubt it was either phishing for numbers (the fbi would surely want your ssn, right? http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif) or acting as a virus injector to make more zombie slave machines.....

Antivirus said it was infected, but I would have deleted it anyway.

The fbi can call me up if they want me bad enough. I've only robbed 4 banks in my life, ever, and only two of them were out of state. Not enough for them to bother me about.