????INV NOTICE: eBay Registration Suspension - User Linked to a Suspended User

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Found 11th Jun 2007
Just got this email from 'ebay'? tried signing in to my ebay account and it has not stopped me...is the email just a spoof?

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Is your ebay username specifically included in the email?

Original Poster

_ no...it is addressed to "dear ebay member"

delete it as its prob spoof email and if you do go thru the link and type in your details the sender will have your password etc.

It's a spoof.

Hope you didn't click on the link.

If you did, then log onto ebay through your browser and change your password.

It's the same with Paypal spoofs....the genuine article will always address you by name.

I agree with everybody, (wow, that makes a change, who can I argue with now, lol). If you clicked on an email link and signed in to your ebay account you must change that password ASAP. If you use that password for Paypal or any other account such as Amazon, you must change them as well.
All ebay messages will be sent to you ebay message box as well email.
ALL Paypal messages/emails will start with your name.

So easily done.

The question from ebay member spoof nearly got me. Luckily I had nothing on sale at the time.

Found an archive of scams which maybe useful for some
millersmiles.co.uk/sea…bay

Quick!, Log onto the really ebay.co.uk and sign in and change your password!

Otherwise they could log onto your account, Change the password and create havoc and ruin your name!

Iom-RF

Quick!, Log onto the really ebay.co.uk and sign in and change your … Quick!, Log onto the really ebay.co.uk and sign in and change your password!Otherwise they could log onto your account, Change the password and create havoc and ruin your name!


I can confirm the havoc a hijacked account can cause.:-( :-(

Yes quickly change your password asap. Almost 100% certain a spoof. Never ever click on a link in a eBay email. I think to prevent this official PayPal emails don't even have links anymore (am I right here or making this up?).

They still have links. My CC had run out and I got a reminder because one of my payments had failed. This was an official email with my name on it etc.

I still went though my browser and not the email though

As far as I know, the only Paypal emails that DON'T have active links are the PayPal Electronic Funds Transfer emails.

The OP's Spoof email was from ebay.
Ebay spoofs can/should be forwarded to [EMAIL="[email protected]"][email protected][/EMAIL] but to be honest I don't think they do anything but confirm it's a spoof.

Ah ok - guess I was just thinking of PayPal never asking for account info in an email, always goes through the site.

I think eBay/PayPal etc should look at not including links period and get people into the habit of typing in the url instead - if everyone got in the habit then these scam emails would suffer a lot.

Admin

Ah ok - guess I was just thinking of PayPal never asking for account info … Ah ok - guess I was just thinking of PayPal never asking for account info in an email, always goes through the site.I think eBay/PayPal etc should look at not including links period and get people into the habit of typing in the url instead - if everyone got in the habit then these scam emails would suffer a lot.



I agree, some of these spoofs are very realistic/authentic looking.

I remember a Paypal 'spokesperson' on ebays P&P board, saying that Paypal would be looking into doing what ebay do with your messages, having a message box in your Paypal account so you could 'check' if the message was genuine. That was about 18 months ago and nothings happened.:-(

Original Poster

Thanks for everyone who has taken time out to comment and advise.... More evidence of just what a thoughtful a community this is

jelli89

Thanks for everyone who has taken time out to comment and advise.... More … Thanks for everyone who has taken time out to comment and advise.... More evidence of just what a thoughtful a community this is



Glad you got it sorted

Is your Paypal password the same or similar to your old Ebay password?

If you use the same email address and password they could get into paypal also.

god ive had this email about 5 times and thankfully i deleted it :), i did change my password recently but that was cos i didnt want the kids to see what i had bought for their bdays.... did think it was suspect.... dodgy people ill go change my paypal one now to be sure...
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