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    eBay asked me to update user info.. seems fake

    Hi all, I just got this email from eBay:

    Update Your Information




    Dear eBay user ,
    During our regular update and verification of the accounts, we couldn't verify your current information.

    Either your information has changed or it is incomplete.
    Please click here update and verify your information by signing in your account below.
    If the account information is not updated to current information within 5 days then, your access to bid or buy on eBay will be restricted.


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    This eBay notice was sent to all eBay members based on their eBay account preferences. If you would like to review your notification preferences for other types of communications, click here. If you would like to receive this email in text only, click here.

    As outlined in our User Agreement, eBay will periodically send you information about site changes and enhancements. Visit our Privacy Policy and User Agreement if you have any questions.

    Copyright � 2003 eBay Inc. All Rights Reserved.
    Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners.



    When I click the URL, it goes to a web page stored in my documents (since it was a attachment).. then, from there, it says:

    Dear eBay user ,
    During our regular update and verification of the accounts, we couldn't verify your current information.

    Either your information has changed or it is incomplete.
    Please click here update and verify your information by signing in your account below.
    If the account information is not updated to current information within 5 days then, your access to bid or buy on eBay will be restricted.

    .. and after I click there, it asks me to log in to ebay.. and the web page is: http://great-tools.net/aw-cgi......

    Seems fake to me. I just reported it to ebay.. what do you think?
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    Well... eBay responded to this FAST. I am SHOCKED eBay responded so fast!!


    Hello,

    Thank you for contacting eBay's Trust and Safety Department about email
    solicitations that are falsely made to appear to have come from eBay.
    These emails, commonly referred to as "spoof" messages, are sent in an
    attempt to collect sensitive personal information from recipients who
    reply to the message or click on a link to a Web page requesting this
    information.

    The email you reported did not originate from, nor is it endorsed by,
    eBay. We are very concerned about this problem and are working
    diligently to address the situation. We have investigated the source of
    this email and have taken appropriate action. You may rest assured that
    your account standing has not changed and that your listings have not
    been affected.


    We advise you to be very cautious of email messages that ask you to
    submit information such as your credit card number or your email
    password. eBay will never ask you for sensitive personal information
    such as passwords, bank account or credit card numbers, Personal
    Identification Numbers (PINs), or Social Security numbers in an email
    itself. If you ever need to provide information to eBay please open a
    new Web browser, type www.ebay.com, and click on the "site map" link
    located at the top the page to access the eBay page you need.

    If you have any doubt about whether an email message is from eBay,
    please forward it immediately to [email protected] and do not respond to it
    or click on any of the links in the email message. Please do not change
    the subject line or forward the email as an attachment.

    If you entered personal information such as your password, social
    security number or credit card numbers into a Website based on a request
    from a spoofed email, you need to take immediate action to protect your
    identity. We have developed an eBay Help page with valuable information
    regarding the steps you should take to protect yourself.

    To get to the "Protecting Your Identity" Help page from the eBay site,
    please click on the "help" link located at the top of most eBay pages
    and select the following topics when the "eBay Help Center" window
    appears:

    Safe Trading > If Something Goes Wrong > Identity Theft

    We encourage you to review additional information about protecting your
    identity found in the eBay Help system. Please click on the "help" link
    located at the top of most eBay pages and select the following topics
    when the "eBay Help Center" window appears:

    Safe Trading > If Something Goes Wrong& > Account Theft > Account
    Protection

    Once again, thank you for alerting us to the spoof email you received.
    Your vigilance helps us ensure that eBay remains a safe and vibrant
    online marketplace.

    Regards,

    Ian
    eBay SafeHarbor
    Investigations Team
    ______________________________
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    I will leave this here and hope other people see it and wont fall for it.

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    yup, fake alirght

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    Earthlink is facing a similar scam. Subscribers are getting a message saying that the credit card preauthorized payment didn't go through. Then they ask you to re-submit your card number and expiration date. It happened to me. Fortunately, Earthlink has blanketed their automated telephone system with warnings about this, so I was immediately suspicious. Earthlink also responded with lightening speed when I contacted them.

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    Never believe anything similar to this, unless the attatchment URL is sourced from the real site (aka, eBay link, eBay site)... even then, be cautious.

    And always come to HoFo, if doubtful!
    do a search first.

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    Originally posted by orijinal

    And always come to HoFo, if doubtful!
    Yeah, right. No scammers at HoFo...

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    seen all too much scamming

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    Originally posted by phatroyale
    seen all too much scamming
    Yup, it's an epidemic here.

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    Originally posted by phatroyale
    yup, fake alirght
    Yeah, that's what it seems like to me too. Oh, just remembered, I got it today as well.
    Hi.

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    Originally posted by RNS
    Yeah, right. No scammers at HoFo...
    are u sure about that?

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    I recieved something similiar and deleted it

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