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Ebay Issue

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by MarkMel, Oct 1, 2004.

  1. MarkMel

    MarkMel Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone been looking at an ebay auction and within the auction there is a link to view more pictures? I clicked the link and it brings me up to an ebay login screen. I don't think that it's real.

    Could this be a way for someone to get ebay passwords?
     
  2. Shayne Lebrun

    Shayne Lebrun Well-Known Member

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    Copy and paste the URL of the linky in question, or pass over the auction number or something, and we'll figure it out.
     
  3. Andrew Bunk

    Andrew Bunk Well-Known Member

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    Ebay seems to be putting more and more functions "behind" the login. You used to be able to search completed items without having to sign in, but now they require you to do so. I don't think it's outside the realm of possibility that they are using the same policy for viewing additional pictures.
     
  4. James T

    James T Well-Known Member

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    One way to check is to log in first, then view the auciton. If it still asks to enter your eBay login, then you know it's a scam.
     
  5. Mark Shannon

    Mark Shannon Well-Known Member

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    Either that or your browser is having trouble accepting cookies.
     
  6. alan halvorson

    alan halvorson Well-Known Member

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    I have been using Ebay for 4+ years now and have never seen this. You do not have to log in to Ebay to view more photos. If the link is within the auction description, then I would assume it is a method to collect your Ebay username and password.
     

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