Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by nukevor, May 16, 2004.
Check it out:
This link doesn't work anymore. I don't know if the following link has the same info that one did, but it offers some good info on fake ebay emails: http://pages.ebay.com/help/confidence/isgw-account-theft-spoof.html
Here's a PayPal version:
I've received about four of these "spoofs" (and that's a nice way of putting it) in the past week.
In reality there is not much thay can do,these are frickin crooks, email@example.com
Crooks still make up eBays profits....
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!
I got one too.
Always remember, if it isn't also in your Alerts Inbox when you log into eBay, then it's a fraud. Same with Paypal.
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.
My latest fake eBay email warning. This one went straight to my spam folder. Look at the "To" address, firstname.lastname@example.org - 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):
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
Just use "Snagit" from http://www.techsmith.com ....it captures just about anything as a jpeg.
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.
your opinion doesn't match the technical computer definitions in general use.
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.
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.
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.
I let one of those Nigerians send me a fake money order once.
I've still got it.
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.
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.
Remember to forward any eBay spoof emails with full headers to email@example.com and PayPal ones (again with full headers) to spoof@Paypal.com
I don't mind if some spoofer gets $350 because a Nigerian Prince is sending me millions.
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