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O/T scam?

I got this just now




Dear nyswlhunter,

It appears the password for your<a href="http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-1751-2978-71/1?AID=5463217&PID=1606754&mpre=http%3A//www.ebay.com"> eBay!</a> account may have recently become compromised. As a result of this, we have reset your password and secret question.

To regain control of your account, please complete the following:

1. Change the password on your personal EMAIL account to verify that it is secure and cannot be accessed by anyone other than you.
2. Change the password on your<a href="http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-1751-2978-71/1?AID=5463217&PID=1606754&mpre=http%3A//www.ebay.com"> eBay!</a> account. To do so, click the "Forgot your password" link on the<a href="http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-1751-2978-71/1?AID=5463217&PID=1606754&mpre=http%3A//www.ebay.com"> eBay!</a> sign-in page and change your password using the instructions provided.
3. Follow the steps below to secure your account:
> Click on the "Security & Resolution Center" link found at the bottom of most<a href="http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-1751-2978-71/1?AID=5463217&PID=1606754&mpre=http%3A//www.ebay.com"> eBay!</a> pages.
> Click on the "eBay Account Protection" link in the "Online Security Resources" box. This will take you to the help page titled "Securing Your Account and Reporting Account Theft."
> Follow the instructions provided under "Securing Your Account".

As you take these steps, please be aware that you may need to repeat the instructions provided above or use the "Back" button on your Web browser to return to the "Securing Your Account" page.

We have provided some additional information below to explain how this may have occurred.


Unsolicited or "spoofed" email messages

There have been a number of email messages recently sent to<a href="http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-1751-2978-71/1?AID=5463217&PID=1606754&mpre=http%3A//www.ebay.com"> eBay!</a> members asking them to click on links and provide their user ID and password. These unsolicited or "spoofed" messages appear to come from<a href="http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-1751-2978-71/1?AID=5463217&PID=1606754&mpre=http%3A//www.ebay.com"> eBay!</a> Support, but in fact do not.<a href="http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-1751-2978-71/1?AID=5463217&PID=1606754&mpre=http%3A//www.ebay.com"> eBay!</a> never requests sensitive information of this nature via email.

Any email sent to your registered<a href="http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-1751-2978-71/1?AID=5463217&PID=1606754&mpre=http%3A//www.ebay.com"> eBay!</a> email address from<a href="http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-1751-2978-71/1?AID=5463217&PID=1606754&mpre=http%3A//www.ebay.com"> eBay!</a> that affects your account, or from another<a href="http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-1751-2978-71/1?AID=5463217&PID=1606754&mpre=http%3A//www.ebay.com"> eBay!</a> member via<a href="http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-1751-2978-71/1?AID=5463217&PID=1606754&mpre=http%3A//www.ebay.com"> eBay!</a>'s member-to-member communication system, will now appear in the My Messages portion of your My<a href="http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-1751-2978-71/1?AID=5463217&PID=1606754&mpre=http%3A//www.ebay.com"> eBay!</a> page. If you receive a questionable email that asks you to click on a link and it is not in My Messages, do not click the link or enter any information. Forward the email to [email protected] and we will respond to you within minutes to tell you if it was really from<a href="http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-1751-2978-71/1?AID=5463217&PID=1606754&mpre=http%3A//www.ebay.com"> eBay!</a>. This also lets us take quick action on the fake website to help protect other members.

To learn more about these fake or "spoofed"<a href="http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-1751-2978-71/1?AID=5463217&PID=1606754&mpre=http%3A//www.ebay.com"> eBay!</a> emails, visit the "Security & Resolution Center" link found at the bottom of most<a href="http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-1751-2978-71/1?AID=5463217&PID=1606754&mpre=http%3A//www.ebay.com"> eBay!</a> pages followed by the "Stopping spoof emails and Web sites" under "General Online Safety."


Password guessing

If you use a fairly simple or easy-to-guess password, it is possible that someone could guess it after repeated attempts. For this reason, it is important to use a password that consists of a combination of letters and numbers and is not related to your user ID, name, or anything you buy or sell. It is also important to use different passwords for the various online accounts you use (email, PayPal, etc).


Computer viruses

There are a number of computer viruses in circulation that log and record keystrokes. It is recommended that computer users keep their virus alert software up-to-date and regularly check for operating system and web browser updates. A firewall for high-speed internet users is also highly recommended.


Any inquiries regarding your password or other information about your account can be sent to us by clicking "Help" on any<a href="http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-1751-2978-71/1?AID=5463217&PID=1606754&mpre=http%3A//www.ebay.com"> eBay!</a> page and then selecting "Contact Us."

Regards,

eBay Trust & Safety




Im going to change my password AGAIN!
 

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my suggestion: download the e-bay toolbar. It will be one color if it is a true e-bay page, another if it is not an e-bay page
 
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My suggestion would be to do nothing except forward the email to [email protected] and let them get back to you with a reply. They're pretty quick.
The toolbar idea is good but personally I don't want my effective screen size diminished by adding a toolbar.
 

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go ahead and change your password, it won't hurt to do so
 

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Don't change anything at this point. If you note that all the address in th mailer do not have a S after the http... The S indicates that your in a secure site, manily<a href="http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-1751-2978-71/1?AID=5463217&PID=1606754&mpre=http%3A//www.ebay.com"> eBay!</a>s.

I'd log in from the<a href="http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-1751-2978-71/1?AID=5463217&PID=1606754&mpre=http%3A//www.ebay.com"> eBay!</a> amin page, not from a link. Some emails also contain ebots, which a programs that could 'watch" what your doing and duplicate the information.

Hope that helps.


Domenic :wave:
 

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d.o.m.001 said:
Don't change anything at this point. If you note that all the address in th mailer do not have a S after the http... The S indicates that your in a secure site, manily<a href="http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-1751-2978-71/1?AID=5463217&PID=1606754&mpre=http%3A//www.ebay.com"><a href="http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-1751-2978-71/1?AID=5463217&PID=1606754&mpre=http%3A//www.ebay.com"> eBay!</a>!</a>s.

I'd log in from the<a href="http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-1751-2978-71/1?AID=5463217&PID=1606754&mpre=http%3A//www.ebay.com"><a href="http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-1751-2978-71/1?AID=5463217&PID=1606754&mpre=http%3A//www.ebay.com"> eBay!</a>!</a> amin page, not from a link. Some emails also contain ebots, which a programs that could 'watch" what your doing and duplicate the information.

Hope that helps.


Domenic :wave:
those aren't mailer links, its the annoying autolink thing.

Either way, change your password through ebays site just to be safe.
 

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I got the same thing, and someone listed 4 auctions, which were cancelled by epay. then there was a change of password email, along with the same 4 auctions again!
I did change my passwords, and 1 hour later, when I got home...the same 4 auctions (with different #'s were listed again)!
 
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