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My Ebay account has been hijacked!

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8y, 1w agoPosted 8 years, 1 week ago
I recieved an email from Ebay advising me that my item had not sold. I have not listed anything so i went to have a look and basically somebody has listed a small girls waterproof outfit under my ebay account. I tried to log into my ebay and it won't let me in so it looks like the password has been changed. I have cancelled my card and bank details from paypal just incase (different password) and informed paypal by email. I have also advised ebay but had no responce as of yet. I am on the phone at the moment advsing my bank..
What is it all about? i thought it may be a small tester to see if it gets noticed and if nothing comes of it they would do something bigger!!???
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8y, 1w agoPosted 8 years, 1 week ago
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i would suggest to keep an eye on your account over the next few days, i had this with play.com, someone ordered a £50 mobile phone on my account.

two days later they ordered a £200 camcorder from dvd.co.uk.

make sure you have no other accounts, with the same email address and password set.
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andrpro
i would suggest to keep an eye on your account over the next few days, i had this with play.com, someone ordered a £50 mobile phone on my account.

two days later they ordered a £200 camcorder from dvd.co.uk.

make sure you have no other accounts, with the same email address and password set.


I have now cancelled my card so any accounts i have (they do have a different password) should be declined by my bank. Thanks
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I've had this happen to me twice now, MAC make up brushes and GHDs....luckily eBay spotted them before I did!! Well done on keeping all your passwords different! And yes definitely contact eBay help as tinkerbell said. Good luck :)
#4
tinkerbell28
Contact live help ASAP. To stop any more damage on your account as yes they will do something bigger.

https://cschatlb-na.corp.ebay.com/chat.asp?profile=15


Thank you!! i was not aware of this link but i managed to get it sorted out. It turns out that a third party had got into my account and listed this item (also changing my password). Rep left :)
#5
how did they break in your account anyway? Surely not by "guessing" both the username and password?
I don't think anyone here can answer this, but just a thought - loads of ebay accounts keep gettin hijacked so surely there is a common problem...
#6
Artonox
how did they break in your account anyway? Surely not by "guessing" both the username and password?
I don't think anyone here can answer this, but just a thought - loads of ebay accounts keep gettin hijacked so surely there is a common problem...


I have no idea. My username is shown but my password is a weird one and hard to guess/spell but obviously not hard enough. I can't work out what the point of it was the only thing i can think of is that i have over 500 100% feedback and i have not used it for a bit. Maybe if they had got away with this they would have listed an expensive item next. Could they work at Ebay?...............
#7
Artonox
how did they break in your account anyway? Surely not by "guessing" both the username and password?
I don't think anyone here can answer this, but just a thought - loads of ebay accounts keep gettin hijacked so surely there is a common problem...


http://redtape.msnbc.com/2007/03/how_far_has_vla.html

This.

If you google Vladuz and eBay, you can find all sorts of info about his supposed hack, including screenshots taken of the eBay database.
#8
dxx
http://redtape.msnbc.com/2007/03/how_far_has_vla.html

This.

If you google Vladuz and eBay, you can find all sorts of info about his supposed hack, including screenshots taken of the eBay database.


interesting. Nearly a year later and ebay still hasnt sorted it out? If this is similar to Paypal's security, then they seriously have issues.

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