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Recognising spoof (Fake) eBay websites
One of the biggest threats to the security of your eBay account and your identity is fraudulent email and websites, called 'spoof email' and 'spoof websites'. Both are used to get personal and account information. To help protect its members against this threat, we adopted a comprehensive strategy. These efforts include the development technology solutions, community vigilance, and member education about spoof email and spoof websites. It is important to learn to recognise both.
If you receive email that includes links and requests sensitive information – be cautious
Beware of fake websites pretending to be eBay
International eBay websites will have slightly different sign-in addresses. They will include the letters that designate the site the address is associated with (for example, http://signin.ebay.fr for France, http://signin.ebay.de for Germany, and so on), followed by a forward slash (/). A complete list of sign-in pages for International eBay websites is given below:
If you've upgraded to a browser with the latest anti-phishing capabilities, the web address bar may help you to identify secure Web pages. Look for a green web address bar to confirm that you are on a secure page before entering sensitive information.
If you have already submitted information after receiving an email request and you suspect that your eBay account may have been tampered with, please refer to the following page for information on Securing Your Account and review the steps on the Protecting Your Identity page.
Learn more about how to protect your eBay account
Become part of the vigilant community by forwarding suspicious email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, see Reporting Spoof (Fake) Email.
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