Ebay warning!

Submitted by jim on 05/05/2004 at 13:43. ( ) 209.193.81.102

I just recieved a spoof ebay email requesting to update my Credit card info etc. It was a FAKE but looked VERY real, logo and all! I got this response from ebay. Alot of taxidermists use ebay and I am sure they to will be getting this same scam email. BEWARE!

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
information.

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 are currently investigating the
source of this email to take further 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 www.ebay.com, and click on the "site map" link
located at the top of 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 spoof@ebay.com 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
appears:

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
Protection

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.


Regards,

Ian
eBay SafeHarbor
Investigations Team
______________________________
eBay
Your Personal Trading Community (tm)

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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
at:

http://www.pages.ebay.com/help/account_protection.html
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Always make sure....

This response submitted by Michael Rowley on 05/05/2004 at 19:24. ( rowleyswildlifecreations@mail.com ) 4.155.72.111

Always make sure any page that you are submitting that information on is a secure server. Many times you can just look at the address bar at the top of your browser page and if it doesnt start with https:// it is not a secure server and is probably a scam.


i had this problem

This response submitted by roger on 05/05/2004 at 21:38. ( ) 209.4.254.152

i've had this happen several times. also had my identity hijacked from someone over in europe & a couple other attempts. ebay suspended me supposedly to get me out of the way. took them 3 weeks to tell me what was going on. go figure.


Charles Hawes

This response submitted by hawesoutdooradventures@charter.net on 05/07/2004 at 18:20. ( Ebay Sucks ) 68.117.169.36

I won a bid on a Nikon D100 to be use for wildlife photos . I sent $950.00 and never got the camera. I contacted Ebay and all I got was the run around. It took me a year to save up that money to now its gone with the camera


Thank`s Jim for EBAY truth

This response submitted by B Nelson on 06/01/2004 at 22:54. ( billnelson@ruraltel.net ) 24.225.22.120

Jim, thanks a lot for telling us the truth about ebay. I know at
least 4 others that got the shaft from ebay, they have some good
prices on stuff, but what the hell is a good buy if you don`t get
what you have ordered. I would pay retail price from a store before
I would order. Why can`t they be removed from the net!
And why can`t we leave Pres.Bush and the war off a taxidermy net.
I have no use for Bush or Kerry, Bush has gotten this U.S in one
hell of a mess,we will never get out of debt. Tell me what we gained
by getting Soddon! I said we should leave the war off the net and
now Im talking about it, but I will never mention it again!


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