Dodgy ebay email

  Iceman1978 16:13 10 Jul 2004
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I got a email yesterday which claimed I needed to go to the link & reinput my log in details. The email was a fake, but fooled me for around 10 seconds, as it looked quite realistic. Just thought i tell people as I think some people could be caught out.

  Charence 22:00 10 Jul 2004

I also received one of these e-mails asking me to submit my credit card and account details in a reply because Ebay were updating their records.

One PROBLEM though!

I don't have an E-bay account.

  spuds 22:11 10 Jul 2004

Join the club, these scams are on an high at present.

Subscribe to this site click here Well worth the information newsletters.

  pmjd 22:37 10 Jul 2004

I have had quite a few of these too.

If you forward them to [email protected] with all the email header info they might be able to trace them and stop anymore dodgy emails coming from that site.

Cheers,
Paul

  Dipso 22:52 10 Jul 2004

I had 3 of these last week. I always forward them to Ebay to investigate. Also, watch out for similar PayPal spoof emails, very realistic too.

  €dstowe 06:07 11 Jul 2004

- - and Bank America. Who? I've had one a day for the past week.

  Mister Splendid©® 07:50 11 Jul 2004

As Spuds and Pmjd say, always forward spoof eBay emails to [email protected] and you should forward Paypal spoofs to [email protected] They are usually fairly easy to spot and hovering the cursor over the link is always a dead giveaway as the real address it points to is then revealed.

  georgemac 08:20 11 Jul 2004

thanks for the link, have subscribed to the newsletter.

now it would be nice if there was something similar for fraud or junk text messages, my son just got one and even though he did not reply reckons it charged a £1 on his o2 payg phone. My cousin (adult) also showed me one (a text, again o2) which offered to send him a list of dogging locations in the UK, I would not like my child to get a text like this or anything similar. Don't know if the network makes a difference, but I've been with vodaphone since March and not one junk text.

  Charence 22:04 11 Jul 2004

for the links and e-mail addresses, I will report these spoofs right now, hopefully it'll stop them.

Charence

  antoni34 23:32 11 Jul 2004

and it went st8t 2 the bin folder!!

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