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6ballsisall
10-05-2006, 12:02 PM
I got this wierd email today from someone on ebay: see below

Hello , my name is Keith from US,California, i'm interested in your item, so i want to know how much it will cost and how long to ship to California? how much will shipping be to US California? i want to close the deal through ebay ... (PayPal) Hope to hear from you soon Best Regards... Keith


I don't have anything for sale on ebay. I went to the item

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8931249694&ru=http%3A%2F%2Fsearch.ebay.com%3A80%2Fsearch%2Fse arch.dll%3Fcgiurl%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fcgi.ebay.co m%252Fws%252F%26fkr%3D1%26from%3DR8%26satitle%3D89 31249694%26category0%3D%26fvi%3D1

and thats not my ebay username. I am leary to respond to this guy and let him know he's got the wrong dude with all the ebay fraud that goes on. Should I just not respond? Do I report this to ebay? Where would I report it?

The email address it was sent from was member@ebay.com

kycat2007
10-05-2006, 12:12 PM
If it was boat related I might shoot him an email but since the auction has ended and since the only jewels you are moving will be to your wife, I would let it go.

Are you in the jewelery business now???;)

Dan K
10-05-2006, 12:13 PM
Ebay has a fraud department that is very good. I would report it to them and await their response. This smells fishy to me.

MarkP
10-05-2006, 12:13 PM
You can report that to ebay from the security center at the bottom of all ebay pages..

6ballsisall
10-05-2006, 12:13 PM
since the only jewels you are moving will be to your wife, I would let it go.


HAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!:D

6ballsisall
10-05-2006, 12:16 PM
This is wierd........I open links all the time from Outlook. But from this specific email I get this error message.

Some messages in this email may contain links to unsafe or fraudelent sites. To help protect your security, links have been turned off in this email message.

hmmmmmmmm............

barefoot
10-05-2006, 12:19 PM
Delete it! Don't respond! A friend of mine responded to something like that and it went to a "log in" screen that was used to collect names and passwords. Consequently, they started using his name to list a bunch of items. All the sudden, fraud started happening…you get the picture.

Ric
10-05-2006, 12:22 PM
jeff I get a handful of emails like that which I don't even open. I may be wrong but you should NEVER see a genuine ebay email that says
" member@ebay.com " as they should always come in reading either something awconfirm or actually have a username

6ballsisall
10-05-2006, 12:23 PM
Delete it! Don't respond! A friend of mine responded to something like that and it went to a "log in" screen that was used to collect names and passwords. Consequently, they started using his name to list a bunch of items. All the sudden, fraud started happening…you get the picture.

Thanks!! Deleted!

How odd. I haven't been on Ebay in a long time. Then last night I wonder over there and put an item on watch. This morning I get this............:rolleyes: Conincidence??

east tx skier
10-05-2006, 12:23 PM
Use the email address and sign it up for a bunch of spam.

6ballsisall
10-05-2006, 12:25 PM
Use the email address and sign it up for a bunch of spam.

Good idea!!!!!!!!! :D


Out of curiousity.........how could someone have an email addy with the ebay url on it and it not be ebay???

east tx skier
10-05-2006, 12:27 PM
There are sites all over the web that allow you to input your email adress as the "sent from" address. Realtor.com is one example. As long as they have a link set up in the email for you to click to log in and respond, it doesn't matter that you can't respond to that address.

pilot02
10-05-2006, 12:46 PM
Jeff, the email addy was probably spoofed. I received something similar a year or so ago, reported it to ebay and found out it was a fraudulant email which if I'd responded to it would have captured my info.

kpgotgame
10-05-2006, 02:43 PM
Hey Jeff

I get something like this about once a month. If you go to your myebay page, very bottom of the left column. Securtiy & Resolution Center click on this - a page comes up - you select spoof (fake) email and follow the simple steps to report the type of fraudulent email that you received. Only takes a minute to do.

but I like east tx's ides best.

LakePirate
10-05-2006, 02:55 PM
You sure you weren't seling your vette?

6ballsisall
10-05-2006, 03:49 PM
You sure you weren't seling your vette?

Ouch!!! And here I had tried to forget about that "wonderful" experience.........:rolleyes:

LakePirate
10-05-2006, 03:51 PM
Sorry. Wasn't trying to conjure up old memories.

6ballsisall
10-05-2006, 03:55 PM
Sorry. Wasn't trying to conjure up old memories.


Nothing a little Makers Mark can't fix. :D

Workin' 4 Toys
10-05-2006, 04:06 PM
I sent a buddy of mine a message through EBAY. I checked marked the "hide my email address". I also copied the message to myself.
It arrived as addressed from member@ebay.com
Not that this helps with your instance, but it was a legit message.