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Another Ebay Alert

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I received an email, allegedly from Ebay about problems with my account, asking me to click on something called the Ebay Billing Center. This is fraudulent. Don't click into this. I checked my account with ebay and it's just fine. Be extra careful when you get emails like this. It bears repeating from time to time.

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Yes, and they come from Paypal as well! Death penalty for these scammers!!! :angry::angry::angry:

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Brad,

Did you forward the e-mail to spoof@ebay.com? I got several of those e-mails last month and forwarded them all. The "eBay spoof dept." ( ;) ) told me they'd investigate and take the necessary steps (for what it's worth...)

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You know, all of the warnings I've seen made me extremely anxious when I got a message from ebay about my expiring credit card. Fortunately I recognized the last five digits and rememberd that I had just received a replacement card. But I didn't trust the link I had gotten so I went directly to the Ebay site and although the navigation was a pain in the ass, I did ultimately become convinced that indeed, the message was legit and the card on file was expiring so I gave them the numbers.

Definitely a pain but I guess its good to be so doubtful when these messages show up.

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Brad, I received the same e-mail and two additional ones all purporting to be from Ebay. I forwarded all of them to spoof@ebay.com as I do now with any e-mail claiming to be from Ebay, whether I think it might be genuine or not. You really cannot be too safe; even the properties of the e-mail addresses would make you think they really were from eBay. I also finally changed my user ID so that it is no longer my e-mail address. Hopefully that will help. Anyway, as you say, people really should be very careful and never give any information in response to an e-mail. Just go to the website.

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I just got another spoof eBay e-mail, and forwarded it to spoof@ebay.com. I wonder if they'll do something about it...

Edited by J.A.W.

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I wonder if the credit card companies might not be more interested. After all, they're getting stung as well, if only in terms of insurance premiums.

Just a thought.

Simon Weil

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Well, this is the text from a really stupid "ebay" email....man, they could at least try ! (there is a nice photo of a Mercedes at the bottom of the email. :rolleyes:WIN A GREAT PRIZE

WIN THE BEST CAR Mercedes-Benz CLK offered by EBAY.COM

Congratulation!

EBAY OFFER THIS MONTH A GREAT PRIZE FOR MEMBERS

All you need to do is to

Click Here

login in your account and enter this number

48nd3sak4wd

in the key box .

Thank you for choosing

EBAY.COM

THE EBAY.COM TEAM

All delivery costs supported by MSN

CLICK HERE TO SEE IT OR CLICK ON THE CAR

Be rational. Listen to your heart

A Formula 1 race through the winding streets of a small

town on the Côte d'Azur? A positively insane idea - but one

that turned out to be highly successful, putting the name of

one little resort well and truly on the world map: Monte Carlo,

a place of passion - and proof that ideas which appeal

to the emotions are often the most rational, too.

Edited by BERIGAN

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