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ebay email scam, lol

By amazon_sephy
Nov 4, 2004
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  1. Hey guys,

    This kinda goes along with the headline on the whole paypal scam. I recieved an email saying "Dear eBay User,

    During our regular update and verification of the accounts, we could not verify
    your current information. Either your information has changed or it is
    incomplete.
    As a result, your access to bid or buy on eBay has been restricted. To start
    using your eBay account again, please update and verify your information by
    clicking the link below (link not included here). This might get some people, but jeez, i dont even have an ebay account, so i wonder wth they are thinking. quite funny i think.
  2. Liquidlen

    Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,646

    phishing as this is called is getting worse.I get mail for CitiBank, Visa Capial One, everyone knows to >Delete immediately and contact the real institution if you have dealings with them to report the incident.
    Pitiful way to make a living!
  3. MYOB

    MYOB TS Rookie Posts: 527

    I don't use ebay, paypal, or indeed any web payments service. Still get hundreds of these

    GMail puts a warning on the top saying something like: "NOTE! This email is unlikely to be from the insititution it claims to be".

    They're usually so misspelled only an ***** would fall for them anyway.
  4. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    Yes, unfortunately people like us catch this sort of crap, but others don't, and they get all sorts of information. It's sad really
  5. jshields13

    jshields13 TS Rookie Posts: 128

    I received a "Second Notice" to upgrade my information from Ebay yesterday. My policy is to delete these messages and then go to the real site and sign in just to make sure it was phony. I personally would never use a link in an email to attempt to update any information.
  6. amazon_sephy

    amazon_sephy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 108

    yeah, links are dangerous, what with spoofing and all. Never know what your really clicking yourself into. To make that matter worse, microsoft recently stated that spoofing isnt a security bug, so i doubt they will fix it. Hopefully Firefox can help the situation out...
  7. Garou

    Garou TS Rookie

    I love messing with them

    Personally, when ever I get these kind of e-mails, I just make up a bunch junk, and usually give them a first name like "F*(k You" Last name "@$$h0le". I just enjoy giving them junk for information, including using the first four numbers off my card and the rest is invalid :D. I realize they are tracking my e-mail address, but it is a yahoo account, so no worries. If they hijack it, they can have all that spam I send to that address. :grinthumb


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