eBay's view and help on fake emails

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by nukevor, May 16, 2004.

  1. nukevor

    nukevor Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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  2. Drifter

    Drifter AD survivor

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  3. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven

  4. nukevor

    nukevor Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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  5. Mark

    Mark I Am Gort, Hear Me Roar Staff

    I've received about four of these "spoofs" (and that's a nice way of putting it) in the past week.
     
  6. Seth

    Seth Active Member

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    In reality there is not much thay can do,these are frickin crooks, spoof@ebay.com
     
  7. Sckott

    Sckott Hand Tighten Only.

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    Crooks still make up eBays profits.... :shake:
     
  8. Green Tea

    Green Tea Sweet Soulful Sounds

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    Exactly.

    :sigh:
     
  9. nukevor

    nukevor Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    I believe I just got a phished e-mail from a psuedo e-Bay posting. The fact that I cant cut and paste the e-mail to this thread makes me think that it's suspect. The gist of the message says that my account will be terminated if I don't respond...what a bunch of BS!
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  10. Reiki Master

    Reiki Master Member

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    I got one too.
     
  11. Drifter

    Drifter AD survivor

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    Always remember, if it isn't also in your Alerts Inbox when you log into eBay, then it's a fraud. Same with Paypal.
     
  12. ubsman

    ubsman Well-Known Member

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    This could be it.

    Check out the 350 $ deal at the end. That gives it away. Money in the USA is specified with the $ sign in front, not in back of the amount. They must not know that in China, which is where this came from.

    The only way I could post it is sideways due to "size limits". Seems to me it would be the same size if posted vertically, but the forum software disagreed.
     

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  13. Drifter

    Drifter AD survivor

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    My latest fake eBay email warning. This one went straight to my spam folder. Look at the "To" address, rmgvjigpbj@geocities.com :wtf: - plus the usual salutation ("Dear eBay Member") that real eBay warnings never use. The link was bogus too, of course. Someone trying to steal my account information. Yahoo gave me a warning when I clicked on it. (I wasn't fooled by it but wanted to see what info they were asking for):
     

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  14. casinoboogie

    casinoboogie New Member

    Re: eBay's view and help on fake email's

    My favorite spoofs are the ones that go something like this:

    You bid on my Ipod and never sent payment! Paypal 200.00 today or I will contact Ebay!

    I get these all the time and can't delete them quick enough. I guess some people have too much time on their hands! LOL

    Ron
     
  15. Just use "Snagit" from http://www.techsmith.com ....it captures just about anything as a jpeg.
     
  16. quicksrt

    quicksrt Forum Resident

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    I find it interesting that companies have decided to call scams and frauds "spoofs" as if to downplay that fact that there are NOT a joke.

    A spoof is in my opinion a joke played out to knowing parties. Ebay does not want to call them frauds, because it sounds so threatening and dangerous which it in fact is. :agree:
     
  17. MikeyH

    MikeyH Stamper King

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    http://www.geek.com/technical-glossary/?titlesearch=spoof#

    your opinion doesn't match the technical computer definitions in general use. ;)
     
  18. quicksrt

    quicksrt Forum Resident

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    You mean the "geeks" definitions in general use. I'm odd enough, but not a geek. But thanks for the interesting glossary, I will read more of it later.

    Mad Magazine and National Lampoon are the best at spoofing I can think of off the top of my head. A scam after your money sent via email is a fraud, and not at all as funny as Mad or Lampoon.
    :D
     
  19. ubsman

    ubsman Well-Known Member

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    Or do it for free using the print screen button (with alt key if you just want the current window), and then go into mspaint and paste it in there and save it as a .jpg or one of the other formats offered.
     
  20. monewe

    monewe Well-Known Member

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    The ones I tend to get are "Let me introduce myself. I am etc etc etc and have 10 mill in an account which I need to transfer blah!! blah!!! for that we will give you a precentage.

    Can you give me the following details".

    Tend to eminate from Nigeria.
     
  21. ubsman

    ubsman Well-Known Member

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    I let one of those Nigerians send me a fake money order once.

    I've still got it.
     
  22. keef00

    keef00 Forum Resident

    Here's mine for the day...

    Dear eBay member,

    Hi again, i have no laptop from you by now if i don`t get an answer in 24 hours i will report you to eBay , PayPal and Police.
    John

    - yota89

    Item and user details
    Item Title: 57 Pound Copper Ingot
    Item Number: 290175579491 ​

    Apparently, I've sold someone a 57 pound copper laptop and haven't shipped it yet.
     
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  23. nukevor

    nukevor Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    Interesting...

     
  24. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Forum Resident

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