I assume this is a Scam

Posted by: +Chris Holt

I assume this is a Scam - Tue Sep 06 2005 08:35 PM

I just recieved a message from someone who says that I won an Item that He was selling on Ebay and he wants me to Pay for it or he's going to report me to EBay ,He claims to have sent me several e-mails and I have failed to respond to them , so I checked my Ebay account just to see if there was anything that maybe I over looked, I have several things that I'm watching but in the past 60 days it says that I've not won a thing , so am I to assume that this is some kind of a scam , It looks real legit, I think I should notify Ebay , but who do I contact, any suggestions
Posted by: Morgan

Re: I assume this is a Scam - Tue Sep 06 2005 08:40 PM

Forward the email to spoof@ebay.com They will tell you if it's real or not.

Did it have an item number?

I get emails asking me how much is shipping to ... on item #------- I check the item which I know is not mine and it's something that ended weeks ago.

Lots of scams going on.
Posted by: +Chris Holt

Re: I assume this is a Scam - Tue Sep 06 2005 08:48 PM

No Number , no dicription, no indication of the amount owed , I'm pretty good at remembering what I buy just like all you guys , thats why this had me scratching my head a little, But I will report it , thanks Morgan
Posted by: Dick Bennett

Re: I assume this is a Scam - Tue Sep 06 2005 08:55 PM

I got 1 also. Checked ebay sellers "NOT A REGISTERED SELLER".
MORONS !
db

Just received a SUPENSION notice from same sorce.
2X MORON !
Sent both emails to "spoof@ebay.com "

[This message has been edited by Dick Bennett (edited 09-06-2005).]
Posted by: wads

Re: I assume this is a Scam - Tue Sep 06 2005 09:13 PM

Hey Chris, got the same email today and forwarded it to spoof@ebay.com.
Seems like more and more coming all the time.

Not sure if you read about the enhancement to ebay's "My Messages" for detecting spoof emails.

You can get to this from "My Ebay" and then under General Ebay Announcements.

Here's a piece of the message.

***Updated: Expansion of My Messages Now Complete***

June 22, 2005 | 11:15AM PST/PT


We are pleased to announce that the expansion of My Messages is now complete. Now youíll be able to confirm whether an email that appears to be from eBay is legitimate, because all account-related messages from eBay will be in your My Messages Inbox. From a safety perspective, the bottom line is this Ė If the email affects your eBay account, it's in My Messages. (Please see Rob Chesnutís Announcement from June 1, 2005 and Wendy Jones' from June 16, 2005 directly below for more details.)
Posted by: Sinclair Joe

Re: I assume this is a Scam - Tue Sep 06 2005 10:25 PM

Got one too, or something that looks like what's being discussed here. I think mine was generated from the "me" icon that I have through my user ID. The message came through that website that my photos are hosted thru.... I also checked their ID. Not listed according to eBay's records.
Posted by: jrwienri

Re: I assume this is a Scam - Wed Sep 07 2005 10:04 AM

Just recently I received 3 different 2nd chance offers from 3 different email addresses for a vintage Judson Supercharger I was bidding on a month ago. Also several You need to update your account info ones. It seems to be getting worse all the time.
Jeff
Posted by: Lee Shumate

Re: I assume this is a Scam - Wed Sep 07 2005 02:57 PM

Chris I got one that said about the same thing. I think it is a scam
Posted by: oil stuff

Re: I assume this is a Scam - Wed Sep 07 2005 04:13 PM

Hey Chris - I got one also , SCAM all the way!
Ryan
Posted by: wfort39663

Re: I assume this is a Scam - Wed Sep 07 2005 04:48 PM

Received similar message yesterday. Forwarded
it to spoof@ebay.com As expected it was a scam.
Posted by: danceswithpumps

Re: I assume this is a Scam - Wed Sep 07 2005 09:21 PM

Chris, I got one yesterday that accused me of winning the bid on an "item" (not specified)and not paying for it too. I forwarded it to www.spoof@ebay.com but haven't heard anything back from them. The email looked officially from ebay but seller was not registerd and NO ITEM number which was a dead give away along with "foreign" English. In "My Ebay" it will show you items that you haven't paid for. whoever got both of my email addresses even though I never use the one on Ebay, another red flag went up.
Be carefull! Lots of nasties out there.
I can't think of one thing man has invented that someone didn't use it to commit a crime.
Rod

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Posted by: Cliff_Claven

Re: I assume this is a Scam - Wed Sep 07 2005 09:52 PM

I received a similar message from someone stating that they had tried to contact me regarding an auction.

The email has a message that the seller has tried to contact you for non-payment and will report to eBay. It looks very much like the emails that you would receive from eBay. It has a button link for you to reply to.

Forward the entire email to spoof@ebay.com.

* The "username" that sent the email is fraudlent. ** The message has a bad link. (It goes to a site that is NOT eBay. You can check it on some browsers by rolling the cursor over the link.) *** Also...if it is from a registered eBay user...and the message is through eBay....you will receive the same message in your mailbox on eBay.

Keep your heads up!!
-- Rodney
Posted by: kmann

Re: I assume this is a Scam - Sun Sep 11 2005 12:07 PM

just happened to me.... a rather nasty email to which i responded rather nasty.. HA.. scam !!!
Posted by: Pablo

Re: I assume this is a Scam - Mon Sep 12 2005 08:50 PM

Kmann,

Spam experts say it's better to just delete the email and not reply. Your reply indicates that your email address is valid and invites more of the same.

A word to the wise....

Paul
Posted by: kmann

Re: I assume this is a Scam - Mon Sep 12 2005 09:45 PM

thanks for info paul... will do if this happens again.