: **WARNING**eBay Scam!!

07-21-05, 12:10 AM
I just wanted everyone to be alerted to this scam. I received this message at my email address 3 days ago. I was shocked when I first read the message. Because in my 3 years of dealing with eBay I have always followed the rules to the letter. Well it got me thinking and I realized that I didn't give eBay my hotmail account email, so how could they have contacted me there?. So I logged into my eBay account using the official site and contacted eBay and was told that this was a bogus email. So I just wanted to alert everyone so no one would fall victim to this as it is very official looking. Below is email subject, the sender's address and the email mesage that was sent to me.

eBay Notification
aw-confirm@ebay.com <aw-confirm@ebay.com>

Dear eBay user:

We regret to inform you that your eBay account has been suspended due
to concerns we have for the safety and integrity of the eBay community.

Per the User Agreement, Section 9, we may immediately issue a warning,
temporarily suspend, indefinitely suspend or terminate your membership
and refuse to provide our services to you if we believe that your
actions may cause financial loss or legal liability for you, our users or
us. We may also take these actions if we are unable to verify or
authenticate any information you provide to us.

To speed up this process, you are required to verify your personal information
against the account registration data we have on file by following the link below.

https://signin.ebay.com/ws/eBayISA$$>PI.dll?Signin.com (https://signin.ebay.com/ws/eBayISA$$>PI.dll?Signin.com) <DO NOT USE

Due to the suspension of this account, please be advised you are
prohibited from using eBay in any way. This includes the registering of a new

Please note that any seller fees due to eBay will immediately become
due and payable. eBay will charge any amounts you have not previously
disputed to the billing method currently on file.


Safeharbor Department
eBay, Inc.

07-21-05, 12:45 AM
Why don't you edit your post here and disable this link. Just a thought.

07-21-05, 12:53 AM
Thanks for the heads up on that addison. What people won't do to get our personal info nowadays. :ripped:

07-21-05, 02:36 AM
I had a cousin who was in on an ebay fraud.

07-21-05, 08:58 AM
I had a cousin who was in on an ebay fraud.In as in perp or victom?

07-21-05, 09:02 AM
I had that same e-mail sent to me 3 times. I don't even have an e-mail account so I knew to just trash it. Good thing you picked up on it. There is another one out there going for the Wachovia Bank have recieved it 5x. Have been in touch with the bank several times. The funny thing is I don't have an account with them either. It's just amazing. I think the best thing that anyone can take from this is never respond to an e-mail asking for personal account information. If something like that comes through e-mail call the company directly.

07-21-05, 11:37 AM
Yeah I get that alot.....I end up forwarding the message to spoof@ebay.com.

Same thing with paypal, spoof@paypal.com

07-21-05, 03:23 PM
yeah, back in december i got an email asking for a bunch of info and they tried slipping in a spot for me to put my email password, and i was like, ok thats a definate fraud. i alerted ebay and they sent me an email telling me it was a fraud and congratulating me on catching it. it made me feel cool... lika badass.

07-21-05, 03:28 PM
Yea, ebay and paypal have both been hunting down these imitations.

07-21-05, 08:03 PM
Thanks Kev, I didn't think about that at first.