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pram
01-25-2007, 04:54 PM
So my eBay account was hijacked :mad: and a quad was listed on it. I started to get these emails about a quad that I was selling asking how come it was so cheap, can I have some more pictures, was it ever rolled that kind of thing.

So I go into "My Ebay" and sure enough I am now selling a quad that I don't own. I went and changed all of my passwords for eBay and the secret question then contacted eBay through their online chat form. This nice lady answered then called me on the phone and 10 minutes later it was all taken care of.

I still don't know how they got my password for the account, but it is changed now.

I told my wife that if I could find a quad of that caliber for as cheap as I was selling it that I would by it myself ;)

kycat2007
01-25-2007, 05:13 PM
I think Ebay needs to address this. We all have seen boats posted and it seems that it is happening more often.

Maristar210
01-25-2007, 05:13 PM
It has happened to me as well. They scan user ID's through the community section and then use that ID to try and sign on. Run a password search hack program and if your password is short thier in like flinn. It happened to me when my password was four digits and all numeric. It is substantially (see huge) longer know.

Steve

Monte
01-25-2007, 05:16 PM
You shoulda kept the quad....
I've seen a lot of that too... saddest thing is they wouldn't be doing that if some poor sap wasn't buying it hook line and sinker....

G-man
01-25-2007, 05:17 PM
My credit card info got taken from pay pal thru e-bay. Next thing you know I'm buying stuff in Germany. I canciled the pay pal account but had to do it twice for them to get it right.

Hoosier Bob
01-25-2007, 05:34 PM
I recieved an email a few weeks back. A purchaser that was upset asking where there items are. I responded that I did not know what they were talking about. The email appeared to have come from ebay but since I responded from my blackberry I did not see the web address but did look exactly like Ebay! Two weeks later I get an email asking me to go to my signin screed and a link to my sign in to assist Ebay with security issues. I went to Ebay instead. No messages so I forwarded the email to Ebay and they reponded it was a fraud! The sign in page was an exact copy but the web address was incorrect. Had I hit the link and decided to sigh in they would have had all necessary info!:o So my eBay account was hijacked :mad: and a quad was listed on it. I started to get these emails about a quad that I was selling asking how come it was so cheap, can I have some more pictures, was it ever rolled that kind of thing.

So I go into "My Ebay" and sure enough I am now selling a quad that I don't own. I went and changed all of my passwords for eBay and the secret question then contacted eBay through their online chat form. This nice lady answered then called me on the phone and 10 minutes later it was all taken care of.

I still don't know how they got my password for the account, but it is changed now.

I told my wife that if I could find a quad of that caliber for as cheap as I was selling it that I would by it myself ;)

onlyinboards
01-25-2007, 05:37 PM
We're going streaking through the Quad, c'mon everybody!

bigmac
01-25-2007, 05:43 PM
I recieved an email a few weeks back. A purchaser that was upset asking where there items are. I responded that I did not know what they were talking about. The email appeared to have come from ebay but since I responded from my blackberry I did not see the web address but did look exactly like Ebay! Two weeks later I get an email asking me to go to my signin screed and a link to my sign in to assist Ebay with security issues. I went to Ebay instead. No messages so I forwarded the email to Ebay and they reponded it was a fraud! The sign in page was an exact copy but the web address was incorrect. Had I hit the link and decided to sigh in they would have had all necessary info!:oHmmm...the bogus email request about your items for sale is a rather innovative twist on the standard phishing scheme.

Hoosier Bob
01-25-2007, 05:59 PM
I agree! That is obviously what got the initial response. Hey I may still have the email! PM me and I can forward if you like. Maybe you can somehow post the email?

Danimal
01-25-2007, 06:25 PM
I get these "fishing" ebay emails all the time. I ignore them.

Slinkyredfoot
01-25-2007, 06:42 PM
This happen to me as well on a Pay Pall acct. Right before TGiving, I got an email stating a Dell computer was being shipped to some dude in Pa for $699.95, had a prompt to cancel transaction which I did. When I hit the cancel button, it asked for crdit card number, SSN as well as everything else.
The weird thing was it looked so ligit. I called Pay Pal and they assured me it was a hoax. Just be aware of the hoax's and scams going on everywhere.

Hoosier Bob
01-25-2007, 06:44 PM
There is a link to forward questionable emails to on Ebay and I believe PayPal as well. Just forward and in minutes you get a response saying fraud!;)

pram
01-25-2007, 08:54 PM
I just don't remember receiving an email like what you guys are describing, but in my old age I am more forgetful. I tried to get the girl to tell me where the listing originated from but she said that she wasn't able to give out that kind of information. You would think that they could set up something so that if all of a sudden a person who normally signs with an IP address from a local provider isn't that it would raise some flags for them..

But maybe then again there are just to many variables for that to be able to happen

I just checked my paypal account and it all seems to be normal. I guess it is a good idea to have different passwords for everything

milkmania
01-25-2007, 10:18 PM
I recieved an email a few weeks back. A purchaser that was upset asking where there items are. I responded that I did not know what they were talking about. The email appeared to have come from ebay but since I responded from my blackberry I did not see the web address but did look exactly like Ebay! Two weeks later I get an email asking me to go to my signin screed and a link to my sign in to assist Ebay with security issues. I went to Ebay instead. No messages so I forwarded the email to Ebay and they reponded it was a fraud! The sign in page was an exact copy but the web address was incorrect. Had I hit the link and decided to sigh in they would have had all necessary info!:o
I recently got an email from fraud at visa.com.....being inquisitive, I took it a little bit further

Protect your Visa Card Online With A Personal Password
Because of unusual number of invalid login attempts on you account, we had to believe that, their might be some security problem on you account. So we have decided to put an extra verification process to ensure your identity and your account security. Please click on sign in to Verified by VISA account to continue to the verification process and ensure your account security. It is all about your security. Thank you, and visit the customer service section.
found out it was going here:
http://w3.ntp.ks.edu.tw/~nc04/usa.visa.com/ (http://w3.ntp.ks.edu.tw/%7Enc04/usa.visa.com/)


now why in the world would VISA be using a education domain:confused:
and a Taiwan one at that!:mad::mad:

Hoosier Bob
01-25-2007, 10:36 PM
Here is what mine looked like but remember this is cut and paste! Page was colorful and the link went to a sign in not now!

eBay request: Please follow the Member Verification Procedure (Second Notice)


Dear eBay Member,

Due to recent account takeovers and unauthorized listings, eBay is introducing a new account verification method. From time to time, randomly selected accounts (seller and/or buyer) are subjected to an advanced verification process based on our merchant accounts/bank relations and customers credit card. eBay may also request in an email message scanned/faxed copies of one or more photo ID's. Your account confirmation may go wrong if your credit card/bank account is expired, or if you have changed your credit card number, billing address etc. without letting us know about the change.
Subject of this verification process are also the accounts that have unpaid dues to eBay.
Your account is not suspended, but if in 48 hours after you receive this message your account is not confirmed we reserve the right to suspend your eBay registration. If you received this notice and you are no! ! t the authorized account holder, please be aware that it is in violation of eBay policy to represent oneself as another eBay user. Such action may also be in violation of local, national, and/or international law. eBay is committed to assist law enforcement with any inquires related to attempts to misappropriate personal information with the intent to commit fraud or theft. Information will be provided at the request of law enforcement agencies to ensure that perpetrators are prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
Note: If this is the second time you receive this notice, it might be because you have made a mistake when you entered your details or that the account was not updated at all.






To confirm your identity with us click here:
http://signin.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?userconfirm&ssPageName=h:h:sin:US

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause you and we would like to thank you for your cooperation as we review this matter.




Respectfully,
Trust and Safety Department
eBay Inc.

bcampbe7
01-25-2007, 10:40 PM
eBay will also send you a message on their site in your "My eBay" folder. They rarely, if ever send them to your email address.

If you guys would quit using your real email addresses for those nudie sites (HB) you wouldn't get these emails. :uglyhamme

milkmania
01-25-2007, 10:45 PM
If you guys would quit using your real email addresses for those nudie sites (HB) you wouldn't get these emails. :uglyhamme


you mean whosyerdaddy@schlitzmaltliquor really is an address?

jlf
01-26-2007, 09:39 AM
Our neighbor has just been taken for everything in his checking account. Somebody stole his checking account numbers from PayPal. He didn't find out until his bank started sending him overdraft notices. This just happened like Tuesday this week.

Hoosier Bob
01-26-2007, 05:50 PM
But I'd lose the porn!:o eBay will also send you a message on their site in your "My eBay" folder. They rarely, if ever send them to your email address.

If you guys would quit using your real email addresses for those nudie sites (HB) you wouldn't get these emails. :uglyhamme