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entus

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entus says:

Ebay scam

I've recently tried to sell something on ebay and recieved an e-mail today purporting to be from them telling me my account would be suspended if I didn't pay the fees. The sum they wanted was £2.46, the actual fees I owed were £2.53 so I went direct to my ebay account and paid the fees.

A while later I re-read the e-mail and noticed it didn't have my name and when I hovered over the links they were pointing at 'ebey' or 'eboy', not quite right!

The most worrying thing about this is, I use one e-mail account for ebay and a different account for paypal, the e-mail went to the account I use for paypal which raised my suspicions initially and, subsequently, made me go direct to ebay rather than using the links from the e-mail, which I never do anyway and neither should you.

Beware folks. This looks to me like someone has been watching my activity and managed to trace my e-mail account but got mixed up about which one I use for ebay.

Scamming fuckers! Checked my paypal account and nothing untoward has happened.

Just thought I'd let you all know just in case.

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SlowLearner

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Posts: 1953

SlowLearner says:

Watch those hyperlinks...

They're often spam, or phishing to get you to go to a site with malware etc. - what you did is the right thing.  Go *directly* to the website, don't follow any links sent via email, unless you're sure they're legit.

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jaffa90

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Posts: 8827

jaffa90 says:

scam

Thanks for that lads.

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