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Warning EBAY "spoof" email

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by plaver, Jun 5, 2005.

  1. plaver

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    I received an email from EBAY earlier today requesting that I need to update my credit card details, which I thought was a little strange because I had only just updated my credit card details last week, the email contained a official looking web link, double clicked on the link which took to a very official looking EBAY web page, it even asked me to enter my user name and password, it then took me another web page where I had to update my credit card details, looked just like the page I used last week, it just had one extra question which send all the alarm bells ringing Please enter you ATM PIN Number. I sent an abusive email to the original sender of the email and fired a copy of the original email to EBAY. They confirmed a very sort time later that it was enfact a 'SPOOF EMAIL' not what I would call it.

    You have been warned, if you are not sure if the email has come from EBAY, then just ask them.

    Before you ask, yes I have already changed and updated my password.
     
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    Good thread...people need reminding of these things from time to time.

    Any particular reason why it is in "Threads not suitable for sensitive folks" though?!
     
  3. plaver

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    Whoops I posted it in the wrong area. Due to the anger of some little $£"%^ trying to rip me off.

    MODS, can you please move to a better home
     
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    Never click a link inside an e-mail!!

    I thought everybody knew this now?!?! :confused:
     
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    Never click on a link inside email, what dross, never open exe files from unkown sender, links don't contain any viruses,

    BTW ebay send out emails full of links.

    Being as you know it all already, I won't bother posting
     
  6. mjn

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    I didn't say links contain viruses!

    But these links don't take you to where they say they do!

    More than likely, you'll end up on a site in Russia or Outer Mongolia!

    And with that much e-mail spoofing going on, Ebay NEVER send you requests for you log on, or enter payment details!
     
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    Oh no they don't the recent email I received from EBAY 'Genuine', had a link that took me to one of there web pages where I had to up date my CC details after loggin first. because my card was about to expire.

    The spoof email I received had the same link to same ebay login page, it was only when I got to yet another official looking ebay WEB page where the little extra information was requested, up until then you wouldn't have known that it was bogus site, everything was spot on, if they send out 1000 spoof emails you only need a few that haven't used ebay for a while and not realise what happening before they know it they have a massive CC card bill
     
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    Er....thats what spoofing and phishing is!

    From Ebay's Website:

    Never respond to "spoof" or phishing emails requesting your personal information. eBay and PayPal will never ask for your personal or financial information in an email.

    http://pages.ebay.co.uk/safetycentre/index.html
     
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    So when you open a PAPAL or EBAY account you have to enter you credit card details, is this not financial information??????

    The only thing they won't ask for is your PIN number.
     
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    Seriously, can you not read? :eek: :lease:
     
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    If you actually log into the site then you may be asked for your account details if you want to pay for something. They will never send you an email asking you to do such though, particularly one including links to the "relevant" pages. :)
     
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    Genuine ebay messages are listed in your 'my ebay' area - simple cross checking got me a spoofy email deleted.
     
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    NEVER follow a link in an email message, looks like you were done over twice.

    whenever going to a webpage, punch it into your web browser directly, DONT EVER follow links from search engines, webpages or emails EVEN if they look genuine.

    Also change your password, because they now have the password to your account as you entered it in their page.

    if you want I can send you an email from bill.gates@microsoft.com NEVER trust an email address as it is easily spoofed, I can also make it link you to www.microsoft.com which isnt on microsofts servers but on my very own and see all the details on your computer and any info you punch in on your keyboard or enter into a webpage theirin.

    You have every right to be afraid, and you should be. being overly cautious is NEVER a bad thing on the internet
     
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    risky3301 don't feel too bad, my Wife had exactly the same experience and no matter how many times someone says 'didn't you realise...' it doesn't make it better.

    As Chris Tarrent says 'they are only easy if you know the answer'

    My Wife is now getting spoof Paypal ones aswell. Well done for posting hopefully others which are not as clued up will take heed.
     

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