Security Caution re: Auction Arms e-mails

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Jay, Dec 13, 2003.

  1. Jay

    Jay New Member

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    I just received an account update request from AuctionArms. The request is extremely unprofessional. The link title is NOT the actual link title. In addition, I was asked to enter my "nickname" and password over an INSECURE link. In other words, the heading was "http", not "https" (which indicates a secure link).

    I logged into the REAL AuctionArms site and there was NO mention on their site of an account update. I attempted to register with AuctionArms just to see what would happen and, as expected, was immediately switched to a secure link (i.e., "https" in the title).

    The account update request looks just like the real thing. I highly suspect it is not, but is some attempt by a scammer to get confidential information.

    Careful who you reply to.
  2. Zigzag2

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    Thanks for the heads up Jay.
  3. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

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    I have received similar communications in the past which looked as though they were official eBay items.

    I make it a practice to NEVER reply to any such request. All of you should do the same.
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