Alert to ebay sellers!!

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  1. Cindy in NY

    Cindy in NY Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Please check your ebay account for any fraudulent activity! Someone managed to get our password and listed an item using our user name. No idea how this happened, we did not answer any spoof emails and did not give the password or any other info to anyone. It has been a big hassle and time waster to get this corrected!
     
  2. pumpkinlady

    pumpkinlady Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the heads up.
     

  3. Siryet

    Siryet In Remembrance

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    I have reported three auctions of tractors that were obviously fraudulent in the last week alone. John deere 2003 model for $3500.00 Yea right.

    Pay attention to the Impossibly good deals and report them to ebay as a matter of dong business and maybe this type of situation will stop.

    Glad you have your situation corrected.
     
  4. Ken Scharabok

    Ken Scharabok In Remembrance

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    Thread is also on General Chat and I responder there. Your password isn't as secure as you might think it is all of the time.
     
  5. palani

    palani Well-Known Member

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    You need a spy sweeper. Do an adware check. Get a good firewall. Get a good virus scanner program. Frequently perform scans for all these things. Make sure your popup filter on your browser is set on.

    Check the url window in your brower every time before you put in a username or password.

    You also need to have a minimum of three passwords. The easiest to remember and least secure is for sites that wouldn't cause you much damage if someone was able to hack and the most secure for financial accounts.

    Most sites will also send you and email if a transaction has occurred and this can be a good clue if someone is using your account.
     
  6. NancyJ

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    ...Someone managed to get our password and listed an item using our user name. No idea how this happened...

    This happened to us too, and now I don't feel safe buying/selling over the computer anymore. We closed our ebay account.

    NancyJ
     
  7. crystalniche

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    I was told that my password should be something not in the dictionary as well as something unrelated to any of my email addresses and eBay ID to be safer. Notice that I said safer not safe? I check my account several times a day. Can't you cancel one of those auctions? I would definitely change my password!
     
  8. Gary in ohio

    Gary in ohio Well-Known Member Supporter

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    A few months ago I went ebay snipping and was pulling 8-10 fraud tractor sales a night. Send email to ebay, they killed the account and auctions and the same person would pop up with another account a day later.
     
  9. Janon

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    Passwords for any critical service should follow standard password creation guidelines :
    - the longer the better
    - no passwords containing legible words
    - no meaningful passwords - eg. your street and address or SSN
    - use combinations of letters, numbers, and other allowed characters
    - use upper and lower case letters
    - eg. "a7G33_r&f29!ZZq" is far more secure than "fluffy"
    - change your password periodically

    Nothing is ever 100% safe - but you can do your part to make it much safer.

    cheers,
     
  10. Ozarks_1

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    We've had trouble with getting eBay to act against fraudulent sellers - and they do come back repeatedly. It seems eBay's attitude is 'Why should we do anything? It's the sellers who give us money.'
     
  11. antiquestuff

    antiquestuff Well-Known Member

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    Change passwords OFTEN! Best thing you can do....and check your account every day, to be sure no one is using it.
     
  12. Ken Scharabok

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    According to an on-line article in the CSM today, there is another possibility on how your password might have been compromised. Some scammers have set up bogus sites hoping you enter them by mistake. For example, you type in www.ebag.com without realizing it. Next screen to appear is an authentic looking eBay screen asking you to log into your account. Doing so; however, gives your account name and password to the scammers. It noted the scammers can even be cleaver enough to then route to eBay so it doesn't appear you were elsewhere for a brief time. Since eBay asks for you to log in so often you might not even realize it.

    If I remember corrrectly, www.whitehouse.com is a porno site.