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Another devious E Bay Scam

Postby John Smetana » October 30th, 2005, 9:58 am

Another New eBay Scam To Avoid

I saw an eBay auction on a short time ago with a new type of scam. The
scammers start by using an eBay account with some feedback that
they have tricked someone into giving them log in information.

Then they list an auction on eBay with a powerful title and a
short description. Here's a sample description:

"This is the most wanted _______ in the world. I feel sorry
because I have to sell it but I really need the money at
this time.

If you want to see the picture please CLICK HERE (link) to enter
my ebay picture manager."

Some auctions have slightly longer first paragraphs, but they
all have the same format. When you click on the link to ebay
picture manager you are taken to a page that looks like an eBay
login page.

You can quickly tell this is a scam because eBay doesn't ask
you to log in to see pictures, and the URL of the
not ebay.com.

This is the first example of Phishing within an eBay auction I
have seen. You can be certain these will become more frequent in
the future. Remember never log into any page that has a url with
anything between the word ebay and com except a period.


All the best,
John
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Re: Another devious E Bay Scam

Postby Richard Kaufman » October 30th, 2005, 10:27 am

Have you contacted eBay regarding this matter?
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Re: Another devious E Bay Scam

Postby John Smetana » October 31st, 2005, 5:09 pm

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman:
Have you contacted eBay regarding this matter?
They are aware of it, but really not much they can do. The record of auctions are all public info..these scammers use that to their advantage.

BTW I just read an article in an issue of Entrepreneur magazine that reports a very similar con happening using financial institutions. In essence, you get a note from what appears to be a bank you may be using and you are directed to a website.From there you are asked for info regarding your account.If you're able to trace the origin of the e mail you'll find that the site is based in Russia or other foreign countries.

Fact is, the scammers are getting more sophisticated every day. Be careful out there.

All the best,
John
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Re: Another devious E Bay Scam

Postby Bill Palmer » November 20th, 2005, 9:32 pm

If you use some of the better e-mail programs, you can view the headers and see where e-mails are actually sent from. It's amazing what your computer sends out when you send an e-mail.
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