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Thread: Ebay Scam

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Parsippany NJ

    Ebay Scam

    I just got a email telling me I needed to update my EBAY account info when you click on the link it brings to a form to fill out. It is not EBAY do not do it if you get this email. It is a scam. They want way to much info from you. If you get this email report it.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Where the Mt. Dew flows like wine
    Yep. Seen the PayPal and Citibank versions too. Don't belive the hype!

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  3. #3
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    Feb 2003
    New York City
    thanks rpm for the heads up
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  4. #4
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    Dec 2002
    yea, that thanks for bringing that to our attention. i typically get those things all the time, but if they got into my paypal account, man, i would be down quite a bit of money. maybe its time for a switch of passwords.

  5. #5
    I tell ya, What is this world comming to. ALAS BABYLON!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    mmmmmm, right. well, i hope that ebay sends out an email about this, or there will be many very mad customers.

  7. #7
    Man I better till my mom *again*, she'd fill those things out and not think twice about it. I need to give her a lesson about internet security

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    near cleveland ohio
    damn... and i was gonna make me an account soon enough.

    would it still be safe? :o
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  9. #9
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    Nov 2001
    Old scam, but thanks for the heads up!
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  10. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    its still safe to start up a new account with any of the secure things such as paypal and ebay, just you have to look out for scam emails once you do sign up, if you even get any.

  11. #11
    Could you please post the body of that email please? I'm pretty sure you all are being duped.

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  12. #12
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Parsippany NJ
    This is the SCAM email I got yesterday

    Dear Ebay user,
    Dear valued eBay member, It has come to our attention that your eBay Billing Information records are out of date. That requires you to update the Billing Information If you could please take 5-10 minutes out of your online experience and update your billing records, you will not run into any future problems with eBay's online service. However, failure to update your records will result in account termination. Please update your records in maximum 24 hours. Once you have updated your account records, your eBay session will not be interrupted and will continue as normal. Failure to update will result in cancellation of service, Terms of Service (TOS) violations or future billing problems.
    Please click here to update your billing records.

    Thank you for your time!
    Marry Kimmel,
    eBay Billing Department team.

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    Last edited by rpm07; 11-30-2003 at 05:29 PM.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Parsippany NJ
    I sent a copy to EBAY this is the email I got from them today


    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

    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, 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 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

    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

    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.

    eBay SafeHarbor
    Investigations Team
    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

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  14. #14
    RPM, that's an actual part of eBay and the response you received was automated.

    In another thread on AO here, cphillip determined that he got that email because he was the seller of an auction and after the auction ended, eBay tried charging the selling fee to his account. Since his account info was old, they were unable to charge him. So, they email him telling him they wanted him to update it.

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