Ot: Ebay Spoof Email
Posted 29 November 2004 - 07:39 AM
I just got a spoofed email impersonating ebay. It is an attempt to steal your account information. I received it today and reported it to ebay who almost instantly replyed and said they reported the spoof to the authorities. The email says you must update your account info or be suspended. The email looks authentic but when you click on the link...brings you to ehaythem.com! Don't do it! Please see a copy of the email below and do be careful.
Dear eBay User,
During our regular update and verification of the accounts, we couldn't verify your current information. Either your information has changed or it is incomplete.
Please update and verify your information by signing in your account below :
If the account information is not updated to current information within 5 days then, your access to bid or buy on eBay will be restricted.
Click here to access your account: http://signin.ebay.c...Name=h:h:sin:US
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Posted 29 November 2004 - 09:40 AM
Just remember...NEVER EVER give out the kinda info that they are asking for. Why the hell would ebay or Paypal need to possess my PIN number???
Posted 29 November 2004 - 09:49 AM
I have a simple rule now - just ignore them. Report them on occassion as well.
I did have a real one - someone stole my userid and password and listed a Ducati bike.
Ebay found it (before I did) and cancelled it and told me my account would be TKO'd. I ignored it, and the account WAS TKO'd (not usable). When I contacted ebay, they had me re-enter my info and my account was good again. They were actually quite helpful in restoring my account, but never let on how it got swiped in the first place.
Anybody want to buy a Ducati??
Posted 29 November 2004 - 10:35 AM
Posted 29 November 2004 - 11:47 AM
Posted 29 November 2004 - 04:23 PM
got a few of these over time.
Contacted Ebay, They said they would Never, repeat, NEVER send an email asking for personal information.
All that is done through the actual accounts section at the Ebay site.
Posted 29 November 2004 - 10:14 PM
Posted 29 November 2004 - 10:22 PM
NEVER NEVER give out ANY information that someone is requesting via EMAIL.. NEVER NEVER NEVER. If someone is threating to close your account unless you give up info.. let them close it.
Posted 29 November 2004 - 11:16 PM
On all cases I sent the links to the proper agencies.
LOL, I've even had on that said it was from my bank, funny thing is that the name of the bank wasn't right. Anymore I just delete them and get on with life. Been shopping on-line for a long time, only been stung once for $25.00. Just needed to hone my skills a little.
Most of my web purchases are with established businesses.
Posted 30 November 2004 - 07:34 AM
Do business with brick and mortar operations/established business.
When updating an account...go directly to the website to do so.
NEVER NEVER give out ANY information that someone is requesting via EMAIL.. NEVER NEVER NEVER
Perhaps it would also be a good idea to make a credit card or paypal payment where you would have some recourse if you have never done business with a company before...especially if they are out of country.
My partner Tom got taken for $1300 on a really nice guitar he sold on ebay. The buyer was from the philipines(sp) and gave him a credit card. Tom charged the card and sent the guitar out. Well the card ended up being stolen and he got nada...even lost the shipping and had no recourse at all. That had to hurt.
Hopefully this post has helped someone avoid getting taken.
Posted 30 November 2004 - 08:50 AM
Also, never ever open an attachment from an unsolicited email. I won't even open an attachment from people I know if they are sending me some non-work related thing. BTW, I'm not really one of those super paranoid types; what I've just outlined passes for ordinary prudence these days.
Posted 30 November 2004 - 10:49 AM
Posted 30 November 2004 - 06:18 PM
Tell them to paypal it to you! They already have the email address.
Posted 30 November 2004 - 08:30 PM
Posted 30 November 2004 - 09:34 PM
Would you believe that I live 18 miles from Hicksville, Long Island, NY, USA!!!
Man, I've allways felt bad for the people with that address!
Now about that Goverment representitive on the run from Nigeria who needs to deposit 20 million in your bank account, I'm about to give that one a try...
Oh, and I won the Swedish Internet Lottery ( just give them your account so they can deposit the 1 million winnings)