Have You Ever Responded to a Fake Email From EBay????

@cabergren (1181)
United States
March 6, 2007 6:25pm CST
I have been selling on eBay for about 2 years and I thought I was pretty good at spotting all the fake emails. But I got an email about being a Power Seller. And it looked like the emails you usually get about Power Sellers. So I didn't give a second thought and clicked on the link. Someone did get my password and actually tried to use my account, but I stopped them. The newest scam is to send you an email asking a question about an item. It does look like the usual questions you get. Has anyone else gotten taken in by these emails???
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13 responses
• Canada
7 Mar 07
I don't sell on eBay. I don't even have an account yet I still get this kind of email from people trying to get my "password" and "account information" that I don't have LOL. Spammers will try every trick in the book and they're getting cleverer and cleverer as time passes by. My partner wants to start selling on eBay, so I will be sure to warn him about these emails.
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• United States
7 Mar 07
I have not gotten taken by any ebay scam letters. I just delete them if I see them. They usually send them to an email address that has nothing to do with ebay itself. I have not heard the scam letters about asking a question. How do they work?
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@piccilu (90)
• Italy
7 Mar 07
no, i have not ever answared to the email false of ebay because they can contain swindles or tehre are of the preblack persons who send you of the email for the number of your credit card and us they can be also pdofili. better not to answer never to that email.
• United States
7 Mar 07
The new Internet Explorer has an anti-phishing tool that works pretty well. I got one looking like a PayPal email, and it worked that time. There are alot of guides on this subject on the Internet.
@pilbara (1436)
• Australia
7 Mar 07
I haven't been taken in by any of these, even the question ones. The reason for this is that with the power seller ones or other ones that supposedly are sent by ebay, they would not ask for your details so they had to be a scam. With the questions, all you have to do is to log onto ebay. If it is a genuine question it will be in your "My Messages" section. If it's not there then it has to be a fake. Also with this type the wording is always the same so once you have seen it you will recognise it again and I just forward all stuff onto spoof@ebay.com
@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
7 Mar 07
Well I have not got one yet but I am only a buyer and I have only been there a couple of weeks now so it might still happen. Thank you for the warning.
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@Lakota12 (42678)
• United States
7 Mar 07
not i not a seller on ebay and have only bought once from ebay Sure glad you got it time . I have fallen for one scam years ago now I delete ever thing I dont know anything about!
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@Modestah (11188)
• United States
10 Mar 07
I have been an ebay member since the late 90s and I have almost answered fake emails twice. Some of them are real obvious but others have gotten very clever in their disguise. I no longer read my ebay emails, not even for the seller specials, instead I utilize my internal mail box at ebay. I think that is a great feature they have come up with. perhaps they should not email members at all anymore - that would do away with a lot of scam attempts.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
8 Mar 07
I am not ebay user and someone was sending me information that my account is going to be closed because I did not send what I promised. I just delete it knowing what it is all about.
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• United States
8 Mar 07
I had this happen to me also. I had to get a new password. Luckily no one actually used my account. The ebay rep told me if anything comes from ebay you can go to your account and the message will be there too. If not its a scam and you should forward it back to ebay.
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@seamonkey (1979)
• Ireland
7 Mar 07
I don't respond to any of that crap that comes through emails from 'ebay'. I assume it is all fake. I get a ton of it at my 'spam' email addrss but none of it at the one I use for the real 'ebay' regitsration/login email. I don't know if I have gotten this particular email, it may have gone straight into the junk folder. I am really heavy handed with my email filters.
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@seamonkey (1979)
• Ireland
7 Mar 07
I don't respond to any of that crap that comes through emails from 'ebay'. I assume it is all fake. I get a ton of it at my 'spam' email addrss but none of it at the one I use for the real 'ebay' regitsration/login email.
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• India
7 Mar 07
i have not used ebay to buy or sell anything as yet so i havent received any email or sort from them.
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