Originally Posted by shennie_97
about a month ago, i got a e-mail through the e-bay thing were you can send messages to members saying I never paid for a product I paid for. without think I angrily logged onto my account and tried to tell them I did pay. it was not until the second that I hit sign-in that I realized it was one of those spam sites that act like they are e-bay. Since I was so angry I didn't even realize that and i had never seem this type of trick before.
Well I contacted e-bay and they said don't worry about it, my account had not been violated and to just be more careful. Well I tried to log on today it kept telling me I did not have the right password. and I KNOW my password, but anyhow I entered my e-mail address to have the password sent to me and it has never showed up. i checked my credit card on file for speedy cheackout at half.com (part of e-bay) and it is fine, but I cancelled it and my ATM card for safeness sake.
just want to warn you to be careful and don't be stupid like me. if the website does not start with ebay.com...it is not real.
Now i have to start over and I alomst had 100 positve ratings
About a month ago, I got a VERY official looking notice from "eBay" that said my account had been suspended due to a violation. Well, I knew right off it was a scam because
a) I never go to Ebay on that account name, and I DON'T have an account under that name
b) the email this was directed to wasn't even the email box that it wound up in; and
c) the only person in our house that HAS an ebay account is DH and I use his.
On the other hand, DH, who SHOULD know better, got something similar and sent them his credit card information. Sheesh. So, we had to cancel the credit card.
One easy way to tell if something is a fake, like from eBay is to put your cursor over the "link" in the text. They generally don't go back to an eBay link. It will say something off the wall, but not anything with eBay in it. Also, when in doubt, go to eBay and report the email. They'll check it out really quickly.
Be safe everyone.