View Full Version : Scary New Spoof Ebay Email

01-21-2004, 06:50 PM
I was very concerned when I first read this, but I forwarded it to [email protected] They said it is a bogus email. Those spoofers are getting very tricky!


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01-21-2004, 07:31 PM
And this one....I got this today...

ebay ebay <[email protected]> wrote:

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Enter Your Ebay Information
Ebay User ID


Re-enter password

Email Address
Enter email password

Re-enter email password

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(if you have any)


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01-21-2004, 07:38 PM
I recieved one today also and deleted it. They even send to people who are not ebayers. That is when I new all of it was a crock.

01-21-2004, 07:39 PM
I was very concerned when I first read this, but I forwarded it to [email protected] They said it is a bogus email. Those spoofers are getting very tricky!

OMG! That one would sure fool some people. Damn swines. :mad:

01-21-2004, 09:39 PM
You only have to remember one thing. If the email has a link in it that it tells you to click - it's not from ebay.

So, don't panic over anything in the text, nothing there matters. Just don't click the link.

01-21-2004, 09:58 PM
If you are running Outlook Express, and have the status bar enabled (usually on the bottom of the screen) - when you mouse over the link, the status bar will show the address (URL) of the link. (Although, this may not be foolproof all the time).

Best bet is to never click on a link in an e-mail. These thieves are getting more clever all the time. Thanks for the heads up!!!!!

01-22-2004, 08:20 AM
What about this one? Even better still. Phoney Ebay Cards.

01-22-2004, 10:39 AM
Te : I know Ebay US has a visa card - I thought about applying for it - but we've got enough platinum cards lyin aroudn the place ;)

maybe the spoofers are trying to prey on people in countries that don't have the card.

also - I've been getting spoof emails to an email address i don't even use for ebay ;)

01-22-2004, 10:17 PM
I received this one today, and I don't know if it's real or not, but I don't want to take any chances. I already gave the computer a virus once, I don't want to do that again! What galls me if this is a fraud, is they sent it from someone I have a transaction with. But from what I understand, if there is a link in the email, it's probably not from ebay.

Anyway, here goes, I hope:

Message from eBay Member
Marketplace Safety Tips:

Never respond to an unsolicited email that includes incentives to buy or sell an item off the eBay Marketplace. If you get such an email, please report it to eBay at http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/rfe-spam-non-ebay-sale.htm

Never pay for your eBay item through instant cash transfer services such as Western Union or MoneyGram—such services offer Internet shoppers no protection against fraud.

For more safe trading tips, please visit the eBay Security Center at http://pages.ebay.com/securitycenter/

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