Ebay Scammers


loskeran

Link Posted 03/08/2009 - 17:42
Look out for this email that is being sent around.
This email was sent by the eBay server to verify your account information. You must complete this process by clicking on the link below and entering your account information. This is done for your protection, because some of our members no longer have access to their online access and we must verify it. To verify your identity and access your account, click on the link below:http://eBay.co.uk.eBayISAPII.dll.X0W1S.info/GB/ Please fill in the required information.This is required for us to continue to offer you a safe and risk free environment. Thank you,eBay Member Services Team
It is a scam to get into your accounts on Ebay.

Greytop

Link Posted 03/08/2009 - 17:44
Thanks for the warning Richard
Regards Huw

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Mannesty

Link Posted 03/08/2009 - 17:45
All and every email I receive claiming to be from ebay or paypal gets forwarded to spoof@ebay.com or spoof@paypal.com where they are either verified as genuine or not.

Can I suggest that you do the same because if they don't know the extent of these scams they can't do much about them.
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loskeran

Link Posted 03/08/2009 - 17:47
The Very first thing I did Peter,even before i put it on here

MarkD

Link Posted 03/08/2009 - 17:57
NEVER click on a link to log into any of your accounts.
ALWAYS type the web address in manually and you should be fine. (Unless there's a key logging trojan installed on your machine {which is unlikely ...} so do a virus/security scan from time to time)
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loskeran

Link Posted 03/08/2009 - 20:42
Just had a reply from Ebay about the scam.

Hello Richard,

Thank you for writing to us regarding the email you received claiming to
be from eBay and asking you to verify your account information. I can
understand why you must be concerned about this and you did the right
thing of bringing this to our attention.

I can confirm that the email did NOT originate from eBay. The email you
received was a fake or "spoof" email.

Please ignore the email and delete it from your email account
immediately. Do not reply to it, and do not click on any links or
buttons in the email.

So if you get any emails like the one I had do as Peter said, report to Ebay.

greynolds999

Link Posted 03/08/2009 - 22:27
I much prefer to fill in lots of fake information in an attempt to annoy them. Hopefully they'll waste some time (if nothing else)!
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johnriley

Link Posted 03/08/2009 - 22:37
I wouldn't advise that - the e-mails are sent out randomnly, but by replying with anything you identify an active e-mail address and your IP address.
Best regards, John

Mannesty

Link Posted 03/08/2009 - 22:43
loskeran wrote:
Just had a reply from Ebay about the scam.

Hello Richard,

Thank you for writing to us regarding the email you received claiming to
be from eBay and asking you to verify your account information. I can
understand why you must be concerned about this and you did the right
thing of bringing this to our attention.

I can confirm that the email did NOT originate from eBay. The email you
received was a fake or "spoof" email.

Please ignore the email and delete it from your email account
immediately. Do not reply to it, and do not click on any links or
buttons in the email.

So if you get any emails like the one I had do as Peter said, report to Ebay.

Just forward the email in its entirety to spoof@ebay.com if it purports to have come from ebay, or spoof@paypal.com for Paypal spam mail.

Don't add anything to it or remove anything from it. By doing so, you may in some small way help ebay/paypal et al to fight back.
Peter E Smith

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Last Edited by Mannesty on 03/08/2009 - 22:44

polchraine

Link Posted 03/08/2009 - 23:18
It is actually better to forward the email as an attachment - easily done in Outlook and Outlook Express.

By doing so you retain almost all of the original routing information which can identify the sender's location IP address and other details.

If you just do a straight forward forward, most of the useful data is stripped off.
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