Don't Fall For It!

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  1. Tigertrack

    Tigertrack Back In The Game!

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    Okay, I think I caught this one in time and quickly changed my password, but!

    I got an e-mail from somebody claiming that they did not receive an ebay item that they purchased from me. I know this not to be true because I haven't sold anything on ebay for a long time and the last time I did, my buyer was very happy.
    But, curious I clicked on the "ebay item" and here's what happened. I started to enter my username and password. Except, here's the concern! When I entered the password, my text showed up. As we all know, when you enter your passwords, you get these ******* characters, or something similar. As soon as I saw the actual letters, I stopped right there. I did not hit enter, and I did not continue.
    Instead, I immediately went to the proper ebay page that I always go to when I sign on ebay. There, when I typed in my username, and password, my password looked as it should with the ********.
    Okay, good. So I entered my ebay account and checked things out. So far, everything is as it should be. So, I immediately changed my password just in case!

    Anyway, a fair warning to you guy's. Unless you know for sure you have not sold anything, or you know your buyer received it, don't fall for this message.


    "I sent the money for your ebay item. Do you want a negative feedback?"

    That almost got me.........................
     
  2. Creaky

    Creaky King of Puppies

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    So.... don't fall for obvious phishing emails?
     
  3. Tigertrack

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    Obvious yes. This wasn't quite so obvious. But yea, don't fall for anything remotely suspicious.

    If you have that moment of, WTF? Don't..........................:) 
     
  4. SCPrime

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    It may not be so obvious if you actually have sold something on ebay recently smartypants.

    I haven't sold anything even remotely recently on ebay so wouldn't have fallen for this phish but thanks for the heads up tigertrack.
     
  5. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    Indeed. I think it's a useful warning in general. I bet a lot of people just type in their passwords to stuff without even looking to see if the text is hidden or not.
     
  6. Tigertrack

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    That's what caught me. The text was not hidden. If it was hidden, who knows what would've happened. I'm just glad I didn't hit enter.
     
  7. ILoveDinobot

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    Good catch! Thanks for the heads up :thumb 
     
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    Didn't you notice the URL wasn't an official eBay website? Whenever I get a suspicious email, I hover over the links to see the URL.
     
  9. Dran0n

    Dran0n Junk male

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    It's a trap!
     
  10. Darkwing48

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    This.
    actual URLs, not tags, are especially important. Just in case such website was logging your keys, I would suggest a password change, but it's good you did that already.
     
  11. process

    process Hanlon's razor Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Always, always, always check the URL in links. Always.
     
  12. einis

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    I'm glad I'm not selling anything.but thanks for the heads up ,though :thumb 
     
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    this
     
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    Yeah, don't click on links in emails. Log in normally and see if the message shows up there. If it doesn't ignore it. That's the safest bet.
     
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    I used to get phishing emails from somebody claiming to be an ebay seller that I did'nt mail their payment. I just ignored it and eventuality it stopped.

    Now sometimes I get emails who says they are ebay and paypal and my account has been suspended. They want me to log on with my username and password. Instead I just forwarded the email to ebay and paypal.

    Then I get a response from ebay and paypal letting me know that email was a phishing scam.
     
  16. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

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    Make sure you forward that email to ebay's fraud department: spoof@ebay.com
    Maybe stop someone who isn't so lucky to notice.

    I never click on links in emails, I'll go through my own bookmarks if I get a message like that.
     
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    It's definitely true that you should check they url on links from emails. That being said, everyone makes mistakes and has lapses in judgement....it's a good warning for everyone to keep in mind.
     
  18. Tigertrack

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    I didn't think about the URL's, but at least I didn't go further and I immediately changed my password. I'll keep checking my ebay status just in case.

    I've always been a good ebay seller/buyer so it should've been suspicious in the first place. But with a threat of "negative feedback", kind of makes you curious.

    Thanks guys, I'll check those URL's next time.
     
  19. tikgnat

    tikgnat Baweepgranaweepninnybong. TFW2005 Supporter

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    This. Absolutely. I ignore all emails sent to my email from eBay anyway, and go through their own eBay page.
     
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    Omegatron Mandatory Fun. Buy it now TFW2005 Supporter

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    Ebay:
    I need to further investigate this. Please send me your username, password, and credit card information.
     

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