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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 01:57 PM
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Alert to all ebay sellers!
I do sell items on Ebay, but I don't have anything listed NOW! I just received this email, and although I don't know how to copy and paste the right fonts and button links, believe me it LOOKS REAL, but IT'S NOT!!!!!

Please be very careful if you are selling things on ebay that you never respond to an email like this! Go to your Ebay account and messages. If it's a ligitimate question from a seller, the question will be listed there and you can respond directly to the seller from your ebay messages. The damn crooks are out there trying to rob us again! I saw this kind of scan about a year ago and then they seemed to disappear. Well, they're back again!

BE CAREFUL!!!!


Response to Question about Item -- Respond Now
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Question from seller
Item: (2983892732)
This message was sent while the listing was active.
Stanley is a potential buyer.




You have a phone number to call you ? and also let me know the shipping cost to Florida Orlando


Respond to this question in My Messages.








Item Details



Item number: 2983892732
End date: Nov-25-2007 10:15:00 PST




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SyntaxError Donating Member (378 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 01:59 PM
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1. Did the crooks ever leave?
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mr_hat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 02:02 PM
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2. What's ol' Stan trying to steal - your phone number?
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Blue_Roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 02:03 PM
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3. thanks for this
I just sold two books on Ebay. I'm still very new to it. Sometimes it seems like more hassle than it's worth.
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 02:03 PM
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4. I've been getting phishing emails like this for years now. Forward to spoof@ebay.com
and eBay will investigate them. I get them "from" Paypal too.
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 02:13 PM
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5. DItto... and use the messaging service on ebay, rather than
your direct email to correspond with other ebay members.
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 02:13 PM
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6. Do not open any Ebay/Paypal emails until you go on cite and open
them inside the program. Anyone can email your email but when you answer inside Ebay they monitor it. Go to my messages.
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JHB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 02:25 PM
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7. It's not limited to E-Bay
I get varainats of these messages purporting to be from a lot of places, including banks I've never dealt with.

If a message doesn't use your actual name, it's a phishing expedition. NEVER click on the links in one of these messages. If you're ever concerned a message might be about something real but aren't sure, contact the organization (bank, E-bay, PayPal, whatever) yourself, either by phone or by going to their website independently. That way you're contacting the real organization, not following these phonies' link.

Following their links will at very least give them the opportunity to send spyware to your computer, and may tell them much more than you think. At worst, you might give them all the information they need to clean out your bank accounts and steal your identity.
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 02:28 PM
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8. Yup... the basic rule of thumb is to never click a link in these emails
nor to respond to them. Instead contact your bank directly (or as mentioned before, log onto your ebay or paypal or bank or insurance account and check on the validity of the message directly from the site.
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 02:34 PM
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9. I dumped ebay a long time ago.
Had nothing but problems trying to sell things on there by getting hit by bogus bidders driving up the bids to outrageous levels.
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 03:14 PM
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11. I don't hold this against Ebay at all! I've sold a lot of things there and
had a nice little business going for a while. I got sick and dropped off for a while, but I'm going back.

The poster who said they get emails like this from other orgs like banks and different stores is RIGHT, but the reason I posted this is because at least for me, they had stopped for almost a year, and now they're back! I don't know if they've found a way around some new security or maybe Christmas time is a great source for them.

If my one post can stop even ONE uninformed person from falling for this crap, then it's certainly worth the bandwidth!

Always be suspicious and take precautions.
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robinlynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 02:55 PM
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10. I get one or two of those a week. just delete and report as spam.
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pansypoo53219 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 03:25 PM
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12. if i don't get it in my ebay messages
i ignore it.
got one from the 'IRS' the other day to get a $99 rebate. i replied-MAIL IT.
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 03:32 PM
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13. Whenever you get one of these, go to the ebay site and check you messages.
If it happened to be an authentic ebay message, it would be there. It's amazing how authentic the phishing emails look. Funny they mention Florida. The one encounter on ebay I had with a bona fide criminal was a "lady" from Florida who purchased an expensive teapot and emailed that her "accountant" had made out a money order for too much and when I got it, could I please refund the difference and send it with the teapot? She tried this overnight on about 60 sellers and didn't last long.
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