HELLO SORRY TO BE BORING AGAIN... PS3 RIP OFF SCAM ETC ETC
THIS EMAIL IS A REAL EMAIL I RECEIVED ON 3RD OCT 2008 @16.43 TO MY EBAY MESSAGES ACCOUNT....
I HAVE NOT DRAFTED THIS UP THIS HAD A LINK ON IT WHICH SOMEBODY WOULD PROBABLY CLICK ON, SO I REMOVED THE FULL LINK TO IT....
THIS IS A COMMON SPOOF EMAIL/LINK
PLEASE BE AWARE OF THESE AS THESE "PRETEND TO BE EBAY/PAYPAL ETC AND CLAIM THEY CAN DO THINGS TO YOUR ACCOUNT IF YOU DO NOT RESPOND ETC..
PLEASE READ IT
Hello eBay member,
I saw your advertise on eBay Want it Now and I want to announce you that I have the item in which you are interested. The price of the item is negociable ! I tried to introduce my e-mail address but I did not manage, I am not allowed from eBay Want it Now to do that ! Please enter this web-site: where you will be able to find my e-mail address. Do not hesitate to contact me if you are interested in buying the item from me ! I would like to please you not to answer me through eBay, because I rarely verify my eBay account, I would be able to answer you more rapidly if you send me your message in my e-mail address. I can verify my e-mail at work, at home, etc.
I look forward hearing from you
Thank You !
DODGY SCAMMERS REPORTED TO EBAY WHO CONFIRMED IT WAS SPOOF EMAIL
EBAYS REPLY TO CONFIRM THIS
Thank you for sending us the email you received. We can confirm that it
did NOT originate from eBay or PayPal. The email you received was a fake
or "spoof" email.
Please ignore the email and delete it from your email account
immediately. Do not reply to it, and do not click on any links or
buttons in the email.
What is spoof?
Spoof emails are made to appear as though they have originated from a
trustworthy source such as eBay, PayPal, banks or other companies. They
aim to obtain sensitive data such as passwords or financial information
for fraudulent use. Spoofing is also known as "phishing", and it is an
attempt to steal your identity.
A spoof email usually asks you to click on a link in the email, which
directs you to a spoof website. The website is also designed to
impersonate the company in question and collect personal details such as
User IDs, passwords or credit card information. Sometimes spoof emails
request that you enter your personal information directly into the
Spoof emails may also contain viruses, Trojans or other malicious
programs. Trojans can make it possible to access information stored on
your computer, while viruses or spyware programs can log keystrokes.
How can you tell whether an email was sent by eBay?
If you are in doubt about an email you receive in the future, check your
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If you remain suspicious about an email, please forward it to us at this
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Here's what you should do now:
If you have entered your password or other information onto a fraudulent
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on the manufacturers' websites.
What is eBay doing about spoof?
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Thank you again for reporting this email. We appreciate your assistance
in our efforts to keep eBay a safe place to buy and sell, and wish you
continued success and enjoyment on eBay in the future.
eBay Trust & Safety
THIS IS STUPID I CANNOT GIVE YOU THE RELEVANT LINKS FOR SPOOF ON EBAY ETC YOU WILL HAVE TO LOOK THEM UP. EBAY WILL NOT ALLOW ME TO PUT LINKS ON THIS GUIDE???
THANKS FOR READING THIS AND BE CAREFULL WHEN DEALING WITHN THESE SCAMMERS ALWAYS GET THE EMAILS CHECKED IF YOU ARE UNSURE..
HOPE PEOPLE FIND THIS HELPFULL