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Old 10-19-2005, 05:25 PM
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Angry eBay FRAUD ALERT email

There is a new FRAUD ALERT email out for eBay members what ever you do,
DO NOT ANSWER IT from your email.
Look at the spelling of the month is one example of the idiots sending this out.
Take this as a warning !

This is how it looks,
----- Original Message -----
From: eBay
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Sent: Wednesday, Octomber 19, 2005 5:33 PM
Subject: Fraud ALERT

***Urgent Safeharbor Department Notice***

eBay Fraud Mediation Request
Date: Wed, 19 Octomber 2005

You have recieved this email because you or someone had used your account to make fake bids at eBay. For security purposes, we are required to open an investigation into this matter.

THE FRAUD ALERT ID CODE CONTAINED IN THIS MESSAGE WILL BE ATTACHED IN OUR FRAUD MEDIATION REQUEST FORM, IN ORDER TO VERIFY YOUR EBAY ACCOUNT REGISTRATION INFORMATIONS.

Fraud Alert ID CODE: 00937614
(Please save this Fraud Alert ID Code for your reference.)

To help speed up this process, please access the following form to complete the verification of your eBay account registration informations:

http://scgi.ebay.com/verify_id=ebay &fraud alert id code=00937614

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Please Note:
If we do not receive the appropriate eBay account verification within 48 hours, then we will assume this eBay account is fraudulent and will be suspended.
The purpose of this verification is to ensure that your eBay account has not been fraudulently used and to combat the fraud from our community.


We appreciate your support and understanding, as we work together to keep eBay a safe place to trade.

Thank you for your patience in this matter.

Regards, Safeharbor Department (Trust and Safety Department)
eBay Inc.
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Please do not reply to this e-mail as this is only a notification. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered.



Copyright 2005 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. eBay is located at 2145 Hamilton Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125.

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Old 10-19-2005, 06:37 PM
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My uncle got that same one about a month ago.
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Old 10-19-2005, 06:48 PM
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Yeah, I got three of those in about a month. They address that on the eBay website, they want you to forward all of those fraudulent emails to them. I think the address is spoof@ebay.com
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Old 10-20-2005, 08:31 AM
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I recieved the exact same e-mail yesterday but everyplace it said "ebay" insert "paypal".
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fraud alert

Unbelievable!!! I checked my e-bay account at work and I got a pay pal alert just yesterday!!! It looked real to me but I waited till I got home and had no e-mail here. You just saved my butt. I have my paypal in a separate account with low limit credit /check card. But it still would have been a bummer had I replied. Thanks again!!! Bob,
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Old 10-20-2005, 07:01 PM
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We got a slightly different version of that tonight, my wife started freaking that they were going to cancel our account. As soon as she said that I yelled "Do NOT reply to that!!!! It's a scam!!!!" I looked it over and it looked fairly legit until I read the phrase "re-update" and the red flag went up. I accessed my account through the website and there was nothing in My Messages. DELETE!
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Old 10-24-2005, 11:23 PM
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I got caught

I did respond to a similar type of fraudulent e-mail message once. Needless to say I learned my lesson. I never received one spam e-mail before I responded to that e-mail - now I get 50 a day. Obviously these guys are fishing for valid e-mail addresses and then sell the lists to spammers. Oh well live and learn
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Old 10-25-2005, 10:36 AM
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I think spam is best in the can.
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Old 10-25-2005, 02:19 PM
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Yeah, definatly a fraudulant mail, disregard it, woulndt hurt to show ebay too.

Some of the things that give these thigns away are them wanting you to go to that page, that looks like an ebay log in page and log in, but even at that, ebay will never have you do that, they only have you change passwords if there is problems like this. And also, if you do a DNS lookup on the given links, you will find it routes back to something far from ebay. Also, on that same token, you can look at the bottom om the mail, and read the small print, with the copyright, and you will notice it is usually slightly different then the one on a real ebay mail/page. This is to semi-save their butts if they get caught.
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Old 10-25-2005, 02:35 PM
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Does that mean, that I won't get the button I just won.....

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