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The Ultimate Koopa
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« on: July 12, 2006, 11:41:58 AM »

I keep getting these e-mails from eBay (it's a very long post and all content from the e-mail has been italicized):



"eBay sent this message to Kurt Eldridge (kpe1964).

Your registered name is included to show this message originated from eBay. Learn more.

   Question about Item -- Respond Now   eBay

   

eBay sent this message on behalf of an eBay member via My Messages. Responses sent using email will go to the eBay member directly and will include your email address. Click the Respond Now button below to send your response via My Messages.

   

   

Question from jessman335

   jessman335( 1)

   Positive Feedback:   100%

   Member Since:   Dec-04-05

   Location:   OH, United States

   Registered On:   www.ebay.com

Item: 2006 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Pro Mtn Bike - medium (280004455920)

This message was sent while the listing was active.

jessman335 is a potential buyer.

hello, Give me some answer`s please: What happened with my item , i have allready payed you by PayPal . i'm a bit confused about this .Please respond now or i will contact eBay and report you

   

Respond to this question in My Messages.

Respond Now

   

   Item Details

Item name:   2006 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Pro Mtn Bike - medium

Item number:   280004455920

End date:   Jul-12-06 18:04:46 PDT

View item description:

http//cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=9517920370&sspagename=ADME:B:AAQ:US:1

Thank you for using eBay!

http://www.ebay.com/

      

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eBay is located at 2145 Hamilton Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125."




Does anyone else have these e-mails??

If not, then, in that case, some how, I've just randomly been the person that people complain to eBay through... I'm pretty sure it's SPAM, because all of them say this exact message:

"hello, Give me some answer`s please: What happened with my item , i have allready payed you by PayPal . i'm a bit confused about this .Please respond now or i will contact eBay and report you"



What is this all about?? Can anyone tell me??

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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2006, 12:48:50 PM »

If you view the source code of the message, you'll see that the link for 'Respond Now' does not actually link to Ebay, but somewhere else designed to look like Ebay. Its a phishing scheme trying to get your Ebay account info. Just delete it. You could try to report it to Ebay, but there isn't much that can be done except get the Internet provider to drop the account. That won't work if its hosted in China or some other country though.

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The Ultimate Koopa
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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2006, 01:10:46 PM »

Well, they won't have much luck, because, as far as I know, I have absolutely NOTHING to do with eBay. I.e. I'm not a member.
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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2006, 07:04:51 PM »

bustin98 Said:
If you view the source code of the message, you'll see that the link for 'Respond Now' does not actually link to Ebay, but somewhere else designed to look like Ebay. Its a phishing scheme trying to get your Ebay account info. Just delete it. You could try to report it to Ebay, but there isn't much that can be done except get the Internet provider to drop the account. That won't work if its hosted in China or some other country though.

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Cool beans

Most of the time these e-mails are sent from hacked or stolen accounts anyway.  So you can't accurately trace these things.
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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2006, 10:14:18 PM »

By dropping the account, I don't mean the email account, I mean the Hosting account. Some ass buys a static IP to put a temp Apache server up with a fake Ebay frontend just to steal login information. Finding out who hosts the IP address and sending an angry email to the admin is the way to handle it. Though if the FBI had its shit together they would be the ones I'd like to see get involved so they can drop by the offender's domicile and pick the turd up for mail fraud.

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