eBay Warning

  hoverman 07:12 03 Feb 2003

This morning I received an e-mail purporting to have come from [email protected]. It was headed Security Verification and requested me to click on a link which would take me to an eBay site where I would be asked to verify my account details. It also said if I did not do this my account would be closed after 24 hours. Obviously another of those scam e-mails going the rounds. The e-mail has been deleted and I strongly advise anyone getting one of these messages to ignore it completely.

  Andsome 08:10 03 Feb 2003

Timely advice. I would agree that anyone recieving this type of mail from a company they have never dealt with should just ignore it. However, if you DO deal with any such company, it would be wise to send an e-mail to their sales people enclosing the offending e-mail as an attachment, in order that they can in fact verify whether it is fake or otherwise.

  €dstow 09:23 03 Feb 2003

I had one of these this morning. I knew straightaway it was fake as I have nothing to do with ebay and the address it was sent to most certainly has nothing to do with ebay - it is my business email address.

Was about to send a warning but you've beaten me to it!!


  spuds 19:22 03 Feb 2003

Was a similar stunt around a few weeks ago, and someone posted it via PCA forum's !!.Cannot sem to find it now.

  Coaster3 18:28 05 Feb 2003

eBay send out a daily report on individual members activities.

I have just received such an email and, having read this thread, decided it was time I read the email.

It stated and I quote:

"eBay will not request personal data (password, credit card/bank numbers, and so on) in an email. Learn how to protect your account at click here
Thank you for using eBay!"

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