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I know this isn’t smartphone related, but it is important!

Today I received an email from eBay, telling me my account would be suspended if I didn’t update my details. Below was a link, to what looked like the secure eBay server:

EDIT : link removed

On clicking this link I was asked for my login details (you will notice at this point that you can enter ANY PASSWORD and it will still log you in!), in the address bar is htts:sfa, but because of the resolution on my monitor, it was offset, (below was a regular http ip address), this clearly indicates that it is, unfortunately, a SCAM! After entering your login details, you are asked (funnily enough) for your; CREDIT CARD DETAILS, and, PIN NUMBER!! Please spread the word on this, as I’m sure plenty of people will have already been scammed, the site would look very convincing on a regular monitor.

Edited by Disco Stu

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Look like legitimate page to me

it is almost the same like ebay page where u can sign up for mobile service on ebay auction.

It is wise to check this with ebay team.....

Edited by Disco Stu

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As ebay themselves recommend - never click on a link from an email. Go to www.ebay.com manually and select from there.

As the scammers get better and better, more people need to be aware of this simple method of avoidance!!

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By the look of it that is actually a genuine link. Or at least what you've posted is. The email you have been sent shows that as the link, but the html code actually sends you somewhere totally different and a piece of script pastes a white box over the address bar. You're right - you probably noticed only due to the screen resolution mismatch. It also fails if the address bar is in a different position.

This is one of the most common scams on the go at the moment. It's even been given the name "Phishing" (pronounced "fishing").

The important thing to remember is never, ever, ever, ever go to these sites. Your bank, credit card or any other site Everx1,000,000. If you give your bank/credit card details then you are not covered. At all. All the major financial companies realised a press release some time ago that since they have sent all their members notification that this sort of scam is happening and what to do about it then they cannot be held liable for any losses. They had a sort of amnesty for a couple of weeks but as far as I'm aware it is now non-negotiable.

You do realise that if you put your username and password in then they now know it. I'd recommend changing it.

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Surely people don't still fall for the "click this link and give us your details" stuff any more? :shock:

It's hardly news that you don't click them, if people are still getting caught out then perhaps they need to be to learn the lesson.

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Sorry, I accidently gave the link that was pasted above the address bar, I meant to post the random I.P. address that I can't see to find right now (I'll post it later).

Surely people don't still fall for the "click this link and give us your details" stuff any more? :shock:

It's hardly news that you don't click them, if people are still getting caught out then perhaps they need to be to learn the lesson.

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Maybe some people aren't as computer literate as you are, I bet that there are LOT of people, possibly that just use the internet for ebay, that have fallen for this sort of scam

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Please don't post the link.

It doesn't seem like a good idea to me. The warning is enough.

Moved to Off Topic

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I've lost count the ammount of these I recieve on almost a daily basis.

You can report the email to ebay and they supposidly look into it.

I've given up even reporting them now though

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i usually just put some message to them in the username and password box :)

usually a really nice one :D

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