eBay spoof

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  1. 22WRF

    22WRF Well-Known Member

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    From recvd eBay spoof " Don't open the links in this mail"

    I get 8 to 10 of these a day from different IP's.


    Anyone else getting them?
  2. Dima

    Dima New Member

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    Yep, I got a few. You can see that it is just masked as eBay... Terrible and dangerous spam!
  3. polishshooter

    polishshooter Active Member

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    Yeah, I haven't got one since that first one I reported to the ebay police..but I DID go to EBAY (NOT though the link in the email!!) and checked out the auction he claimed he bought from me and it was an entire inventory of a "Comic Book Store" listed for $51000....and his badly spelled email said something like "I sent you the money but didn't get the package...do I have to go to the autorites..."

    Man, that woulda made one HELLUVA "package..."
  4. mtnboomer

    mtnboomer New Member

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    It's worse than just dangerous spam. This is called "phishing" and they want to get your eBay ID and credit card info so they can buy things with it. If you have a PayPal account you'll eventually get this type of email on it as well. Do not open it as it can also include Trojan Horse and Worm viruses that can take over or read files on your computer. I report ALL eBay and PayPal emails that want me to "update your information" to eBay and PayPal. Make sure you have a Firewall set up and your virus protection program is updated! :eek:
  5. BobMcG

    BobMcG Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Good post. Spot on!
  6. SouthernMoss

    SouthernMoss *Admin Tech Staff*

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    Saw a couple of 'em in my spam filter when I checked it the other day.
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