Fraudulent ebay mail alert.

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PeteJS
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Fraudulent ebay mail alert.

Post by PeteJS » 16 Jan 2005, 18:35

Seems a fraudulent ebay mail is going around again. It looks like the following and the link will take you to a bogus site. Don't follow the link and delete the mail.

Message as follows:

Dear eBay Member,

Due to recent activity, we will suspend any activity on your account in order to allow us to investigate this matter further. If you believe that this action may have been taken in error, or, if you feel that your account may have been tampered with, please respond to this message so that we can provide additional information and work with you to resolve this issue.Go to link below and login to your account:
https://cgi1.ebay.com/aw- cgi/ebayISAPI.dll?

After responding to the message, we ask that you allow at least 72 hours for the case to be investigated. Emailing us before that time will result in delays. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause you and we would like to thank you for your cooperation as we review this matter.

If you received this notice and you are not the authorized account holder, please be aware that it is in violation of eBay policy to represent oneself as another eBay user. Such action may also be in violation of local, national, and/or international law.eBay INC. is committed to assist law enforcement with any inquires related to attempts to misappropriate personal information with the intent to commit fraud or theft. Information will be provided at the request of law enforcement agencies to ensure that perpetrators are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Regards,

Security Department,
eBay Inc.
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Post by Mark_Smith101 » 16 Jan 2005, 20:34

Hi Pete/ALL,

I get this or varients on this theme on average once a week, and at least once a day when I'm selling. Golden rule for everyone is to NEVER log into a ebay screen other than from the main site page. That way you'll be safe and not give your details/card numbers/paswords to some thieving little gits :-X

Mark

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Post by PeteJS » 16 Jan 2005, 21:14

On this occasion the site is still up and running. Very clever (don't log on anyone).

http://212.55.150.1/eBay/index.php

Oddly seems to be someone(thing) from Norway. Good advice though Mark, never use an e-mail link, always type in the link yerself.


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Post by Focus On » 17 Jan 2005, 21:05

Ebay always start their emails(genuine ones) 'Dear Cockney1980' or whatever,NEVER 'Dear ebay member'
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