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tom1234
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2007/06/14 16:56:54 (permalink)
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Ebay email scam beware!!

Got a fake email pretending to be from ebay to update my password. All the logos and stuff looked realistic and got given a link to site pretending to be ebay to make the update which also looked identical to the ebay site and even had the ssl securtiy logo in bottom corner.

If it wasn't for the sh1t grammer in the email I may of gone ahead with it. The address it came from said aw-confirm@ebay.com which at first made me think it was legit.

Just wanted make sure everyone i aware of these email as it would be easy to go ahead with it if you weren't concentrating.

Here is a copy:

"aw-confirm@ebay.com" <aw-confirm@ebay.com> Add to Address Book
Subject: eBay Reminder - Update your e-mail address with us
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2007 15:55:33 +0300
eBay Reminder - Update your e-mail address with us



Dear member,


Lightly our spam filters has detected hijacked accounts , where the e-mail address registered with eBay was changet with other e-mail addresses. To prevent this issue , please confirm your e-mail address registered with eBay by confirming also your password , wich you will not be able to change it in the future but only after contact our Online Customer Service . Please click to the folowing link to activate your e-mail password with eBay :

Confirm your e-mail password with eBay

Regards,
eBay International AG

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    Tat2shep
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    RE: Ebay email scam beware!! 2007/06/14 16:59:54 (permalink)
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    I had a simalar one yesterday aswell,the second ebay email scam I`ve had in a month
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    AJ85
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    RE: Ebay email scam beware!! 2007/06/14 17:00:32 (permalink)
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    i can't believe people still are only just realising these scams exist!!

    not a personal dig at you but these have been about for SO long and people still continue to fall for them.. it genuinely amazes me
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    tom1234
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    RE: Ebay email scam beware!! 2007/06/14 17:03:52 (permalink)
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    I get loads of scams everyday from random africans offering me millions of pounds because they are dying etc. Also get lots offering me work.

    But this is the first one I have had pretending to be ebay.
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    Tat2shep
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    RE: Ebay email scam beware!! 2007/06/14 17:05:55 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: AJ85

    i can't believe people still are only just realising these scams exist!!

    not a personal dig at you but these have been about for SO long and people still continue to fall for them.. it genuinely amazes me



    Well,it must be great for you to be so perfect!

    They are usually very well put together and I imagine could easily fool many people.For what it`s worth I sussed them out but many folks might not be so fortunate.
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    AJ85
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    RE: Ebay email scam beware!! 2007/06/14 17:07:22 (permalink)
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    then you probably don't know about the paypal one, DON'T verify your details and don't verify your password through an email you receive
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    tac
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    RE: Ebay email scam beware!! 2007/06/14 17:59:58 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: tom1234

    I get loads of scams everyday from random africans offering me millions of pounds because they are dying etc. Also get lots offering me work.

    But this is the first one I have had pretending to be ebay.


    Generous chaps those Africans - Ive had several emails from some Nigerian fella offering me several million £'s if I just give him my bank a/c details so he can pay it in.
    Who says generosity is dead?


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    RE: Ebay email scam beware!! 2007/06/14 18:17:03 (permalink)
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    It's easy to get fooled. I have a technical background, and understand computer security right down to the encryption maths, but I nearly was caught.

    I bid for some more parts to a Linn stereo, worth a considerable amount. I did my due diligence, and checked out the sales guy. Plenty of posts on fanatics forums etc. All good. I didn't win the auction, but got a real ebay email a day later saying the guy who won was a time-waster, I could have it second chance.

    Except a scammer had copied the name but changed an "L" to a "1" - in the font they use they were identical. I very nearly gave him the money instantly and was going to send one of the lads round in the van to get the kit later, but realised something was wrong when the guy siad he couldn't talk on the phone due to being deaf.

    now what the hell does a deaf guy want with a 40 grand stereo? Comical looking back on it, but it nearly got me.
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    RE: Ebay email scam beware!! 2007/09/26 04:16:34 (permalink)
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    lmao bertie

    thats incredible! im terrified now of getting scammed /o\
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    RE: Ebay email scam beware!! 2007/09/26 08:58:54 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: bertie


    now what the hell does a deaf guy want with a 40 grand stereo?



    Maybe thats why he was selling it ?
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    RE: Ebay email scam beware!! 2007/09/26 10:18:13 (permalink)
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    LOL... The people that do these scams are right dumb asses... why go to the trouble of having thousands of people emailed, getting the right graphics etc etc and then making a whole load of grammatical errors and spelling mistakes?!

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