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Spoof from a Ebay bid on a Sustain 4000FD

Old 10-28-2007, 07:37 PM
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Default Spoof from a Ebay bid on a Sustain 4000FD

I'm the owner of the item that you've recently bided on eBay through the eBay system, Item title: " Used Shimano Sustain 4000FD Very Good Condition 9/10 ", (230184752747). Please make me an offer! If it sounds good we will have a deal.
I`ll provide you 5 days money back guarantee, no questions asked. That means within 5 working days you decide if you don't want to keep the item.
Shipping and handling will be supported by me since this is a eBay Offer.

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Hello, Thank you for writing to eBay regarding the email you received. The email you reported didn't come from eBay. Emails like this one are fakes, commonly referred to as "spoof" messages. They're sent in an attempt to collect your personal or financial information. ***Important****Never* reply to a spoof email or click on any links in the message. If you ever receive an email that looks like it's from eBay about a problem with your account or requesting personal information, check My Messages first. If the email is genuine, a copy will also be found in MyMessages. You can also forward the email to spoof@ebay.com and we'll investigate. Don't respond to the spoof email, or click any of the linksin the message. Please don't remove the original subject line or change the email in any way.


Be careful when answering emails form an Ebay bid
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Old 10-28-2007, 07:42 PM
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Default Re: Spoof from a Ebay bid on a Sustain 4000FD

The lure there is to have you log into their fake ebay page, where your ebay name and password are stored on their mysql database on a 3rd server. Then they use that to buy stuff, at your expense, or as bait auctions for others.

If you ever actually look at the code, it's pretty well written; it bounces your name and password off of the real Ebay site, and if you enter a working username/password, then it sends it to their database. If you enter a bogus name/password, it won't let you "in".

You can always see what you are really logging into just by hovering your mouse over the address, and looking at the bottom of your screen.
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