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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-17-2004, 08:33 AM Thread Starter
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eBay scam - be careful with your emails

My first clue was the fact that the email address this was sent to is not the one I have registered at eBay. The wording of this email is poor, "Please update your records in maximum 24 hours." I'm sure eBay does not terminate account for out-of-date information, and the URL listed is not a secure URL (https).

I'm sure there are other clues, but those are the major ones that stick out. Be careful!

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Subject: Important eBay Update.
From: [email protected]
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2004 23:01:48 -0400

Dear valued member,
It has come to our attention that your Billing Information records are out of date. That requires you to update the Billing Information If you could please take 5-10 minutes out of your online experience and update your billing records, you will not run into any future problems with online service. However, failure to update your records will result in account termination. Please update your records in maximum 24 hours. Once you have updated your account records, your session will not be interrupted and will continue as normal. Failure to update will result in cancellation of service, Terms of Service (TOS) violations or future billing problems.
Please click here to update your billing records.
http://billing.eBay.com

Thank you for your time!
Marry Kimmel,
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-17-2004, 10:53 AM
 
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uumm..yeah..Billing Dept. Team ?? Im thinking a big fat NO!! I was getting regular bogus emails there for awhile, telling me to update my paypal info, but it wasnt this one, and like mentioned above, it wasnt even sent to my proper email address!
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-17-2004, 12:26 PM
 
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Me and Matt both found other scams on eBay when we were looking to get our bikes. "Buy a brand new 2004 GSXR1000 for $3500.00". Him and I would email these ppl and see what the have to offer. It shows on eBay that the bike is here in the states but when you email them they tell you they just moved to Bangcock or some ***** like that. They all had the same M.O. You would think if they were going to run a scam they would change it up and not use the same email that they send you and your buddy right beside you who is asking someone diffrent and getting the same email. Word for word but trying to say they are in a diff location then the other person is. Do they really think we are all that stupid. We should just find them and all their heads.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-17-2004, 12:35 PM
 
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that scam has been working for years and years, according to ebay when they got back to me...their are enuff niave, dare I say STUPID people in the world that fall this kinda crap every day.
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Yep...and we weren't one of them.
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its a shame people will go to these lenghts to make money. i hope they all end up in jail with bubba
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its a shame people will go to these lenghts to make money. i hope they all end up in jail with bubba
we dont enuff jails for all the idiots of the world..
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-17-2004, 06:57 PM
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The email on your account goes around all the time. EBay wants you to forward it to [email protected]

Here's what ebay says about them:
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everyones after the mighty dollar $$$$
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-17-2004, 07:32 PM
 
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i'll keep that email addy in mind if/when I get one of those again..thanks chris!!




any genious who would actually send their credit card info, via email to anybody, needs their head examined. go to the secure site where you always have b/4 for the company, and update any info there if necessary. never never ever, via email, or thru a link via email, unless you are 100% positive where it came from..and even then be skeptical.
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No problem Matt, I pride myself in being a desent EBayer. I've been doing it for a while and have sold and bought alot of stuff on there for myself and others.




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