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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-12-2004, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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Exclamation eBay scam - shutdown!

WATCH OUT!

Today I recieved an email from [email protected](supposedley). I will include a copy of this e-mail below.

It said I needed to update my account information before the end of March 12th. The link provided said ebay and when I clicked it I went to a very official looking website.

Now I am very leery about my credit information being on the internet. I have had no problems so far, because I am careful who I do business with. Hopefully nothing ever happens.

Anyway, I immediately went to the main ebay website(directly), and contacted customer service via e-mail. I then told JHRODY (member also, I work with him) what was going on. He asked me to forward the e-mail to him to see what he could find out.

He figured out that it linked to a redirect site hosted @ aplus.net. Immediately we knew it was fake. But it looks VERY real. I went to the link and entered using a login and password I made up instantly. It lets me in and asks for Credit Card, checking account, even passport info.

Jhrody finds the hosts main website and does a little checking to see if it was a legitimate site. It was. So we go to the contact page and I got the number for support. I call, and a woman who speaks very broken english answers after a while. I try to explain what is going on and she ends up transferring me. Then I get a man who speaks no better, and while trying to figure out how to talk to this MORON, he hangs up on me. Well, there were a few direct numbers on the site, but I wanted to talk to someone higher up. So I start dialing numbers very close to the ones listed on the site.

I ended up talking to the V.P. of Marketing for aplus.net, and he was VERY interested in what I was talking about. And he spoke perfect english. I forward him and ebay the email, and within an hour it was shut down.

Let it be known, these guys are serious. BE CAREFUL OUT THERE.
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WATCH OUT

Heres the e-mail

From:eBay Team [[email protected]]
Subject:Your account may be suspended!

Dear valued eBay member:

It has come to our attention that your eBay account
information needs to be updated as a matter of precaution
and security. If you could please take 5-10 minutes out of
your online experience and update your personal records you
will not run into any future problems with the online service.

However, failure to update your records will result in account
suspension.

Please update your records by March 12th.

Once you have updated your account records your eBay session
will not be interrupted and will continue as normal.

To update your eBay records click on the following link:

http://cgi1.ebay.com/aw-cgi/ebayISAPI.dll?UPdate
----------------------
eBay Update Team
http://www.ebay.com
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WELL WELL WELL, good to know, thanks for the heads up

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These have been around for a long time. My old internet provider (Earthlink) used to have some problems very similar to this. BE SMART!! Protect your info people!!
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Re: eBay scam - shutdown!

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WATCH OUT!





Then I get a man who speaks no better, and while trying to figure out how to talk to this MORON, he hangs up on me.



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yeah, whata bunghole
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Or you could just forward the email to [email protected] and they will let you know if it is legite or not.
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One idiot on fatwallet.com said his stupid wife actually fell for this scam and sent all her personal info along with his! SSN/CC#/DriversID/Bank Accounts/etc etc etc.

I'd smack the bitch if that happened to me. They have to suspend all their accounts, put a fraud alert on their credit reports, get new SSNs... a MAJOR pain in the ass.
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Re: eBay scam - shutdown!

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WATCH OUT!

I forward him and ebay the email, and within an hour it was shut down.

Let it be known, these guys are serious. BE CAREFUL OUT THERE.
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I sent it to [email protected] AND [email protected].

I hope they get the rat...
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Or you could just forward the email to [email protected] and they will let you know if it is legite or not.
yeah, because ebay always asks for social security numbers and routing numbers and aim/msn messenger info :p , well not really
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I logged on as "fuckyouverymuch" and a bs password and it let me in.
Sent it all to Ebay....
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When did you do that? Just recently? They told me they shut it down.....

I logged in as Fuku pass= buddy and proceeded to fill out all the bank info with very salty words and addresses.
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Got somethin like that from Paypal recently, i changed all my passwords to be safe.
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I logged on as "fuckyouverymuch" and a bs password and it let me in.
Sent it all to Ebay....
ummm, where are you putting in that info? The emailed link above is just text with a different url that was linked to it. That is not the site it went to.


It was linked to some subfolders of this: http://www.johnny.web.aplus.net


looks shut down to me.
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yeah, because ebay always asks for social security numbers and routing numbers and aim/msn messenger info :p , well not really
I didn't know they asked for all of that because I never received that email nor did I click on the above link.
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I used to get those e-mails all of the time(never fell for it) but they stopped as soon as I changed my ebay user name to not be the same as my e-mail address.
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