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#1 of 6 OFFLINE   MarkMel



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Posted October 01 2004 - 08:15 AM

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?
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#2 of 6 OFFLINE   Shayne Lebrun

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Posted October 01 2004 - 08:36 AM

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 of 6 OFFLINE   Andrew Bunk

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Posted October 01 2004 - 09:29 AM

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.
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#4 of 6 OFFLINE   James T

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Posted October 01 2004 - 10:37 AM

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 of 6 OFFLINE   Mark Shannon

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Posted October 02 2004 - 03:52 PM


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.

Either that or your browser is having trouble accepting cookies.

#6 of 6 OFFLINE   alan halvorson

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Posted October 02 2004 - 08:03 PM

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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