PDA

View Full Version : Text of E-Bay Scam Message



tateuts
02-18-2004, 12:44 PM
Since a lot of us buy and sell on E-Bay, I want to publish
some info on scams. Here's an E-Bay scam e-mail. These look
totally legit. Some of the links are really to E-Bay. The
link to update information is the one that's used to get
your account info, credit card numbers and passwords. Everything has legit E-Bay logo's, language and copyrights.
The other giveaway is that this did not come through the
E-Bay mail system.

Never click on an e-mail link and give confidential information!

I did a "whois" on the domain name, scgiebay.com

It's owned by a gentleman named "Scam Artist". Go figure.


Dear Christopher ,

During our regular update and verification of the accounts, we couldn't verify your current information. Either your information has changed or it is incomplete. Please update and verify your information by signing in your account below. If the account information is not updated to current information within 5 days then, your access to bid or buy on eBay will be restricted.

Go to this link below:

https://scgi.ebay.com/saw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?RegisterEnterInfo&siteid=0&co_partne rid=2&UsingSSL;0&co_partnerid=2&usage=0&ru=default &ssPageName=MOPS0&co_partnerid=2&usage=0&ru=defaul t&ssPageName=MOPS=0

eBay treats your personal information with the utmost care, and our Privacy Policy is designed to protect you and your information. eBay will never ask their users for personal information, such as bank accounts numbers, credit card numbers, pin numbers, passwords, or Social Security numbers in an email. For more information on how to protect your eBay password and your account, please visit http://pages.ebay.com/help/account_protection.html.

This eBay notice was sent to tateuts based on your eBay account preferences and in accordance with our Privacy Policy. To review our Privacy Policy, please visit http://pages.ebay.com/help/community/png-priv.html. To change your notification preferences, please visit: http://cgi3.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?OptinLoginShow. If you would like to receive this email in HTML format, click here: http://cgi3.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?OptinLoginShow.

Copyright 2003 eBay Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners.

eBay and the eBay logo are trademarks of eBay Inc.

Steve Lipsky
02-18-2004, 01:30 PM
"eBay treats your personal information with the utmost care,
and our Privacy Policy is designed to protect you and your
information. eBay will never ask their users for personal
information, such as bank accounts numbers, credit card
numbers, pin numbers, passwords, or...

Couldn't help but laugh when I read that, Chris. Isn't that a little like the old joke about the kid who writes his own excusal notice to get out of school: "Chris was sick yesterday. Signed, My Mom"

These idiots couldn't even properly role-play. Had the message really come from eBay, the employee who wrote it would have naturally said, "eBay will never ask OUR users for personal information."

- Steve

Popcorn
02-18-2004, 01:34 PM
Got that today myself. Most people know better, but I could see someone going for it.

armandito
02-18-2004, 02:17 PM
Hi,
I also have received the message, plus another one from "Ebay", saying that my card on file had been charged $15 and they needed authorization.
I also received one from "Paypal". Very well done, as they use all the logos, but I've noticed very basic grammar errors in all of them.
Whish there was more we could do than just delete and ignore these messages.

Troy
02-18-2004, 03:29 PM
While I have not yet received such an e-mail from E-Bay, I have rceived similar e-mail from Paypal, Yahoo and Earthlink/Mindspring. All were scams. Just beware !!!

Troy

justbrake
02-18-2004, 05:44 PM
I haven't recieved anything like thoses but I had been getting emails from other ebay members telling me to stay away from some auctions(cues) saying that!,that person just bought that cue a month ago and that there's probable something wrong with it and he wants to dump it off, you figure,I checked after the auctions and the buyers that bought these cues always left a nice feedback on the cues that were purchased. I don't know if they had friends that wanted these cues cheap and telling others to stay away or what. /ccboard/images/graemlins/confused.gif

Barbara
02-18-2004, 06:18 PM
Well I got one from PayPal and knew it was a scam from the start since it came to my biz email and I registered with my home email.

Just got an email from eBay wanting me to verify my account and damn doesn't it look authentic!! It even said that "if this email looks suspicious to contact eBay about it". But that was a few days ago and the link to click on doesn't work anymore.

Does anyone know if eBay would actually contact its members for info?

Barbara

Frank_Glenn
02-18-2004, 10:55 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Barbara:</font><hr> Well I got one from PayPal and knew it was a scam from the start since it came to my biz email and I registered with my home email.

Just got an email from eBay wanting me to verify my account and damn doesn't it look authentic!! It even said that "if this email looks suspicious to contact eBay about it". But that was a few days ago and the link to click on doesn't work anymore.

Does anyone know if eBay would actually contact its members for info?

Barbara <hr /></blockquote>

Protect your eBay account - eBay will not ask you for sensitive personal information (such as your password, credit card, bank account numbers, Social Security numbers, etc.) in an email.
For more tips, go to learn more or look for the Safety Shield....

This was in my confirmation email.It had a link in it to more info on password protection, etc. There were links there for spam and more info.

justbrake
02-19-2004, 01:17 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote tateuts:</font><hr> Since a lot of us buy and sell on E-Bay, I want to publish
some info on scams. Here's an E-Bay scam e-mail. These look
totally legit. Some of the links are really to E-Bay. The
link to update information is the one that's used to get
your account info, credit card numbers and passwords. Everything has legit E-Bay logo's, language and copyrights.
The other giveaway is that this did not come through the
E-Bay mail system.

Never click on an e-mail link and give confidential information!

I did a "whois" on the domain name, scgiebay.com

It's owned by a gentleman named "Scam Artist". Go figure.


Dear Christopher ,

During our regular update and verification of the accounts, we couldn't verify your current information. Either your information has changed or it is incomplete. Please update and verify your information by signing in your account below. If the account information is not updated to current information within 5 days then, your access to bid or buy on eBay will be restricted.

Go to this link below:

https://scgi.ebay.com/saw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?RegisterEnterInfo&amp;siteid=0&amp;co_partne rid=2&amp;UsingSSL;0&amp;co_partnerid=2&amp;usage=0&amp;ru=default &amp;ssPageName=MOPS0&amp;co_partnerid=2&amp;usage=0&amp;ru=defaul t&amp;ssPageName=MOPS=0

eBay treats your personal information with the utmost care, and our Privacy Policy is designed to protect you and your information. eBay will never ask their users for personal information, such as bank accounts numbers, credit card numbers, pin numbers, passwords, or Social Security numbers in an email. For more information on how to protect your eBay password and your account, please visit http://pages.ebay.com/help/account_protection.html.

This eBay notice was sent to tateuts based on your eBay account preferences and in accordance with our Privacy Policy. To review our Privacy Policy, please visit http://pages.ebay.com/help/community/png-priv.html. To change your notification preferences, please visit: http://cgi3.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?OptinLoginShow. If you would like to receive this email in HTML format, click here: http://cgi3.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?OptinLoginShow.

Copyright 2003 eBay Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners.

eBay and the eBay logo are trademarks of eBay Inc.


<hr /></blockquote>
I just got one telling me to update my account from webmaster at ebay.com its saying they can't verify my account but i'm a member since april of 2001 and nothings changed /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

tateuts
02-19-2004, 01:22 AM
Hi Barbara,

The main thing is to not click on a link or paste code from an e-mail into your browser to give sensitive information. What E Bay would legitimately do is have you sign in to their site in the usual fashion, then follow instructions to update your account. Also, don't assume any site is legit until you've checked it out. There are a lot of "phoney" sites out there.

Chris

armandito
02-19-2004, 12:15 PM
Barbara,
Chris is right. Don't try to click on a link, or copy-paste on your browser. Don't try to reply to the message either.

Like I mentioned above, I wish there was more we could do, but the best is just to delete it.

Regarding what someone mentioned about messages sent by Ebay users to prevent you from bidding on an item, stating that the item is fake or that the seller/buyer is not a "good Ebayer", Ebay asks you to let them know of the interference, as it is unauthorized.

It is fairly difficult to find the contact Ebay page to report "trust" violations (it does help them filter the real users through), but they really are working behind their website. This is the link to find out what do they investigate: http://pages.ebay.com/help/confidence/programs-investigations.html

We can only hope the government realizes there should also be a "NO SPAM" list.