Ebay account hacked/highjacked????
Found 12th Feb
Hi, my mate and I where sitting in our local club last night having a couple of pints, when the ebay till notification on his phone went off, first of all just once and then continuously for about five minutes, to which he commented that he wasn't selling any items, when accessing his account to his suprise he had over 100 items listed, which where all classic cars and motorbikes and all starting at £3, after a few bids on a couple of items he had bids in excess of £11,000, also had somebody send him a question asking how many wheels did the item have and would he accept 2 mars bars. Fed up with the constant till ringing he shut his phone down for awhile, when starting phone again later he went on to ebay but was prompted to log in again, which we thought strange as ebay doesn't normally log you out unless you log out yourself or due to an extended time of inactivity, he immediately phoned ebay customer services "which turned out to be in the Philippines" to report the incident, they suspended his account and it is being investigated. But prior to his account being suspended, all the items had already disappeared, and he was back to having zero items for sale "so what was the point of this, unless to try and get his details via log in". Has this ever happened to anybody or anybody you know, and was there ever a reasonable explanation given by ebay to this obvious but quite elaborate scam.