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« on: October 05, 2004, 07:44:09 PM »
Guys here is a copy of an email I got today. I thought WTF. I began filling out the forms and got to the credit card form and looked to see if I was on a secure server, I was not! Out of curiousity I went to ebay the way I usually log in and there was nothing wrong with my account at all. I just wanted to let you know how tricky these SOB's are getting. Everything about the link is correct....even in the correct ebay format, EXCEPT the signin part of the link is siQnin, not siGnin.....assholes almost got me. BE CAREFUL!
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 2004 7:35 PM
Subject: FPA: Account Suspension Notice - Section 9


We regret to inform you that your eBay account has been suspended due to the violation of our site policy below:

False or missing contact information - Falsifying or omitting your name, address, and/or telephone number (including use of fax machines pager numbers, modems or disconnected numbers).

Due to the suspension of this account, please be advised you are prohibited from using eBay in any way. This prohibition includes the registering of a new account.

Please note that any seller fees due to eBay will immediately become due and payable.
eBay will charge any amounts you have not previously disputed to the billing method currently on file.

If you would like your account to be considered for reinstatement, please click on the link below, and provide us additional information.

SafeHarbor Department
eBay Inc.


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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2004, 08:32:41 PM »

I've gotten tons of these e-mails. They are ALL fake! They call them spoof e-mails and they're not only from eBay, but from major banking and credit card institutions. I just hit "Forward" on my e-mail and send these to "" and they handle all of the investigations. They're supposedly cracking down on these fake eBay e-mails big time! By the way, don't pay any attention to the link you click, because the link can say anything. It's the address bar that really tells you where you're at! Hey, at least you caught yourself. Imagine how many people they screw over daily!

Nice catch!
I started out with nothing and I still have most of it left!  :shock:


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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2004, 05:09:47 AM »
Yeah, I've gotten those too. They make the screens the exact same as Ebay's and everything. I'm going to make a sticky of this thread..or make an announcement on the home page. I haven't gotten one for a LONG time so I thought they were done with....obviously not!  :evil: