View Full Version : Ebay Scam, not spefically firearms related though

March 2, 2006, 05:00 PM
I saw this over at apug.org. I'm posting this here because folks do buy firearms related stuff at ebay and the more people know about this the less likely they are to run afoul of it.

I know a lot of us are using ebay and today I have seen the worst scam yet.

When I went to ebay item 8264672764, it automatically kicked up a FALSE sign in page. You cannot stop it and it looks real.


The subtitle of the auction description says "BUY IT NOW AT [email protected]"

Very scary. Be careful.
I guess the tip here is to not accept any login you didn't request by attempting to access protected resources (ie, going to "my ebay" or attempting to bid). If you do get a login prompt you weren't expecting, make sure the address is <something>.ebay.com. This could be my.ebay.com, offer.ebay.com, and so on. I've never seen it redirect to a non-ebay.com domain, nor an IP address.


March 2, 2006, 05:02 PM
Just found out that guy has over 200 similar "auctions" at ebay. They all do the same thing.


March 2, 2006, 06:34 PM
I just in the past week got phishing scams from "paypal" and "ebay" that wanted me to click on a link. The emails are accurate copies of the corporate pages, and look convincing. When I checked and found the paypal was fake, I went there to the link multiple times, and entered multiple fake addresses and passwords that were obscene insults to the creeps that were running it! My only chance to get back at the scammers. :) I assume someone forwarded the scam info to ebay so they could delete the guy?

March 2, 2006, 08:15 PM
I've started getting those e-mails recently also. E-Bay asks that you forward all "questionable" e-mails claiming to be legit to [email protected] If it is something that affects you or your account you will find it in your My Account section of E-Bay.