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David McGough

Second Unit
Nov 26, 1999
I got a offical looking Ebay email requesting me to resend all
of my information. My debit card # SS # Adddress ect ect.
It asked for my password to even begin which I did to sign in.
I later changed my pass at Ebay's advice

I emailed this to Ebay and the replied quickly and told me not
to send any information and to chg my pass.
This was a scam
Look out and don't send them anything.



Second Unit
Apr 6, 2004
i get several emails A DAY from people trying to scam me. its getting really bad. i should not have to change my email address every year to avoid these problems. i must be a really lucky guy tho, i mean, i win a lotto somewhere in the country atleast once a week, i get great mortage offers every day, everybody wants me to join their singles dating society, even tho I am not single, and strange people from other countries who found free money always want to cut me in on the deal!

life is peachy!!


David McGough

Second Unit
Nov 26, 1999
My feedback from Ebay

Thank you for contacting eBay's Trust and Safety Department about email
solicitations that are falsely made to appear to have come from eBay.
These emails, commonly referred to as "spoof" messages, are sent in an
attempt to collect sensitive personal information from recipients who
reply to the message or click on a link to a Web page requesting this

The email you reported did not originate from, nor is it endorsed by,
eBay. We are very concerned about this problem and are working
diligently to address the situation. We are currently investigating the
source of this email to take further action. You may rest assured that
your account standing has not changed and that your listings have not
been affected.

We advise you to be very cautious of email messages that ask you to
submit information such as your credit card number or your email
password. eBay will never ask you for sensitive personal information
such as passwords, bank account or credit card numbers, Personal
Identification Numbers (PINs), or Social Security numbers in an email
itself. If you ever need to provide information to eBay please open a
new Web browser, type www.ebay.com and click on the "site map" link
located at the top of the page to access the eBay page you need.

If you have any doubt about whether an email message is from eBay,
please forward it immediately to [email protected] and do not respond to it
or click on any of the links in the email message. Please do not change
the subject line or forward the email as an attachment.

If you entered personal information such as your password, social
security number or credit card numbers into a Website based on a request
from a spoofed email, you need to take immediate action to protect your
identity. We have developed an eBay Help page with valuable information
regarding the steps you should take to protect yourself.

To get to the "Protecting Your Identity" Help page from the eBay site,
please click on the "help" link located at the top of most eBay pages
and select the following topics when the "eBay Help Center" window

Safe Trading > If Something Goes Wrong > Identity Theft

We encourage you to review additional information about protecting your
identity found in the eBay Help system. Please click on the "help" link
located at the top of most eBay pages and select the following topics
when the "eBay Help Center" window appears:

Safe Trading > If Something Goes Wrong& > Account Theft > Account

Once again, thank you for alerting us to the spoof email you received.
Your vigilance helps us ensure that eBay remains a safe and vibrant
online marketplace.


eBay SafeHarbor
Investigations Team

alan halvorson

Senior HTF Member
Oct 2, 1998
I've gotten a number of these e-mail scams in the last few months. They've gotten very good at it and some people do fall for it. I just delete 'em. The cleverest scam e-mail I received came from "PAYPAL" and announced that I had cash, like I just completed an auction and had been paid. Initially, I thought it was a mistake, that someone had somehow paid me rather than someone else, but a quick check of my "My Ebay" and my PAYPAL account revealed this to be just another rip-off attempt.

So, don't even look at the e-mail, just delete it right away.

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