Warning

By Gabs
@gabs8513 (48764)
United Kingdom
April 20, 2007 11:02am CST
Anyone who is with Ebay I would just like to make you aware that I have received 2 E-Mails today telling me that aparently my Account was suspended and to click on the link underneath I did not click on the underneath but sent it to Spoof at Ebay who came back to me straight away informing me that they did not send this Mail out to me So please People beware of these Mails If you do get one send it straight to Spoof Ebay
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27 responses
@charms88 (7545)
• Philippines
20 Apr 07
Hi gabs dear, I'm not much into Ebay and I have heard a lot of complaints going on about Ebay scams. I do hope people will be more aware and wiser to check on all the emails they are receiving. Thanks for sharing this one. This certainly can bring to attention to a lot of the users here.
@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
21 Apr 07
I hope so as I do not want anyone falling for it
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@banta78 (4335)
• India
20 Apr 07
Hello dear Gabs, thanks for informing all fellow mylotians about spoof ebay emails. I will be aware of that though i have only occasionaly had dealt with ebay. And yeah you are right in sending it straight to spoof ebay. And please feel free to message me, i would like to hear from you as i had inititated last 2 times. with love & hugs and my regards. good luck. :)
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
21 Apr 07
Hi there Banta nice to see you again Could you pm me your E-Mail address again as I lost most things of my Computer
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@jeggie (99)
20 Apr 07
That is a very good point. A lot of people do use ebay, and there are a lot of scammers out there. I just thought that i would also add another warning on top of this. If you are a seller, and you sell an item, but then recieve an email from the paypal stating that the money has been removed from their account and will only be added once a tracking number has been provided by you. This is a total scam, you should not post an item without first recieving payment. The email is made to look just like a paypal email, but please be warned, it is a scam.
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
20 Apr 07
Thankl you for this I am not a seller but it is good to know in case I should ever decide to sell something
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
20 Apr 07
thanks for the warning, gabs.
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@marlyse (1056)
• Switzerland
21 Apr 07
thank you for letting us know lil sis. its really dangerous these times to open emails like this one. they try to receive your password or place a keylogger on your comp. the same its with the yahoo and paypal emails. they never send emails like this one, but there are always some who try to place this crap on your computer. and sad but true, lots of people do believe and open the links.
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
21 Apr 07
Yes I know and I think it is awful that there are People like that about Trying to take Peoples hard earned Money
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@Justme2007 (1848)
• United States
20 Apr 07
Thank you for letting me know this, I deal with ebay and I wonder if someone is putting out a worms.
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@rainbow (6763)
23 Apr 07
I have'nt been there since I had so much trouble getting your DVD to you, but will be aware of any emails, thanks honey.
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@ESKARENA1 (18300)
21 Apr 07
thank you for the advice my friend. I havent had the scam mail from E.bay but i have had one from pay pal, the link just sends you to a site wanting your bank details. I think the more details that are known about such scams, the more people that are made aware of them, the more we are defended against them blessed be
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
21 Apr 07
You are welcome EsKaren and yes you are right we need to be aware of this and I would not like anyone to fall for it
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@weemam (13389)
20 Apr 07
Good for you posting this Gabs, when I had just started here on My Lot I got a dodgy email from Pay Pal ( you might remember my discussion) well!! If I hadn't been a member on here I don't think I would have been suspicious of it , I am not with EBay , but this just proves that there are a lot of dodgy people out there , I am glad you realised it wasn't genuine pal xxxxx
@Katlady2 (9921)
• United States
20 Apr 07
That is definitely a major scam that is going around. I had been getting 2 or 3 A DAY there for a while, but I sent every one of them to spoof@ebay.com, and so far it has stopped. Thanks for posting that hon.
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
21 Apr 07
Yes there does seem to be going a lot round lately Including on the Paypal ones to You are very welcome Love and Hugs
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@mummymo (23709)
20 Apr 07
Well spotted honey and thanks for spreading the word! See you are not so blonde after all! xxx
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
21 Apr 07
Hahahaha nope not all the Time just sometimes lol Love and Hugs to you xxx
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• Ireland
20 Apr 07
Thanks for the warning gabs. I am also receiving ones asking me if I take PayPal and also asking the cost of shippping to different countries. I get others accusing me of not paying for auctions and telling me they will report me. I haven't had anything to do with eBay for years now so they are all scams.
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
21 Apr 07
Well I do hope you are reporting this Tir Good to see you back been wondering where you have been
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@gbolly54 (662)
• Nigeria
21 Apr 07
I am not with Ebay, but your alert is most relevant and quite useful. Thank you.
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@sunup13 (420)
• Canada
21 Apr 07
My grandfather got one as well and asked me about it. I told him to look in his My ebay area for his messages and any messages ebay sends him will be listed there as well. He did not see any and so we deleted and blocked the sender of this spoof email. I did not know about Spoof at ebay but I definitely will use it from now on if we get any more. Thanks for the warning!
@winterose (39922)
• Canada
21 Apr 07
I got them too as well as my account is going to be closed at banks I do not even have an account with. Yes send them on to spoof@ebay or where ever there is a real organization for the fake email.
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@MsTickle (24991)
• Australia
21 Apr 07
I was getting spoof emails, once a day for months a couple of years ago. The email said my account was in jeopardy and I should send my account details etc in a reply email. It had the eBay logo and everything. I imagine several people would get caught out in spite of all warnings not to respond to anything asking to send or confirm your private deatails.
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• United States
21 Apr 07
I do not use Ebay. I do not have money for things like that.
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
21 Apr 07
Thanks I have been tricked before someone got under my old ebay account and was selling items underneath my name. The only way I found out was be receving emails about the items that whoever was doing this was selling. I mean for stuff like cars, cellphone. It made my account go over 100.00 I was so mad. i was glad ebay backed me up and saw that it wasn't my fault.
@jeanena (1616)
• Bucklin, Kansas
21 Apr 07
I get these emails like this all the time. It is a pain in the butt , but send everyone you get to spoof@ebay or paypal if you get them .It helps them shut down the people trying to get your passwords.
• United States
20 Apr 07
Thanks you gabs. I have not received any yet. Perhaps I am a no-no on the spammer list as I raised such a stink the last time I got one LOL
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