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#1 blueegyptian

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Posted 19 May 2004 - 03:23 PM

I have been using ebay for almost a year now and am getting so sick of someone tring to get my credit card details and account information from me. Any one else who gets similar requests can report to ebay. You can check your details from within the website itself. Does anyone have any ideas on how to stop these "requests"?

So glad I found the spyware info webpage as so sick of people messing with my machine when trying to surf.

#2 dave38

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Posted 19 May 2004 - 05:22 PM

...... am getting so sick of someone tring to get my credit card details and account information from me.


These so-called "phishing" messages have been sent out as apparently from all the major banks as well! No way of stopping them that I know of.

From a report on TV a week or two ago, it looks as if there are actually people gullible enough to actually send their credit card details to hese scammers!

The only advice I can give is to delete them as fast as they arrive.
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#3 wawadave

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Posted 20 May 2004 - 04:10 PM

ebay has a page to report them to.
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#4 prpledrms23

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Posted 14 June 2004 - 12:16 PM

Forward them to spoof@ebay.com (believe thats the website) and they take care of it!

#5 MJRx9000

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Posted 15 June 2004 - 03:09 AM

Just out of curiosity, could this ever be used to catch someone? For example, give out some fake info, and tell the banks to stop whoever tries to use that credit card number? Of course, you'd use an email account you don't care about.

#6 QuasiMojo

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Posted 17 June 2004 - 07:01 PM

I have been using ebay for almost a year now and am getting so sick of someone tring to get my credit card details and account information from me.

blueegyptian, I hope you don't think there's a connection between using e-Bay and your receiving these "phishing" e-mails. You would have received them whether or not you were an actual e-Bay user.

The phishers blanket everybody on their e-mail list with phony info requests about some major online financial source, figuring they'll hit a lot of real customers with their scattershot. I've gotten numerous phony requests about my Citibank account, but I've never had an account with Citibank.

And you'll never get a "phishing" request for your GreenPoint Bank account.




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