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#28894 - 09/04/03 08:02 AM E Bay Update Scam?
Bill Addiss Offline

Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 4196
Loc: NY, USA
Dear valued eBay member:
It has come to our attention that your eBay billing informations are
out of order. If you could please take 5-10 minutes out of your
online experience and update your personal records you will not run
into any future problems with the online service. However, failure
to update your records will result in account suspension. Please
update your records by September 15th.

Once you have updated your account records your eBay session will not be
interrupted and will continue as normal. Failure to update will result in
cancellation of service, Terms of Service (TOS) violations or future

To update your eBay records click here:
(address at ebay shown but it's really linked to somewhere else)

eBay Update team

Be careful out there.


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#28895 - 09/04/03 11:53 AM Re: E Bay Update Scam?
ThinkGood Offline

Registered: 08/07/02
Posts: 1084
Loc: Milwaukee, WI
...billing informations...

The perfect anagram to describe the jerk behind that e-mail:

a fib instilling moron

#28896 - 09/04/03 02:10 PM Re: E Bay Update Scam?
pauluk Offline

Registered: 08/11/01
Posts: 7693
Loc: Norfolk, England
It's not long ago we had a similar discussion about PayPal.

Dear valued eBay member:

I think the same applies here as to the PayPal scam. Genuine messages from eBay will be addressed using your eBay ID, not general salutations such as "Dear Member."

#28897 - 09/04/03 03:12 PM Re: E Bay Update Scam?
circuit man Offline

Registered: 11/05/01
Posts: 287
Loc: saluda,s.c.
hey guys i smell a dirty rat.someone sent me an official looking give away for a drawing on ebay for a ford explorer. when i typed in a fake identity it took it.knew it was a scam.i buy a lot on there & like the people there.but i hope they catch this rat. because it really makes me

#28898 - 09/04/03 04:44 PM Re: E Bay Update Scam?
NORCAL Offline

Registered: 09/25/02
Posts: 807
If you receive a bogus ebay email send it to

#28899 - 09/04/03 04:52 PM Re: E Bay Update Scam?
mamills Offline

Registered: 11/30/01
Posts: 739
Loc: Wharton, Texas, USA
"...eBay billing informations are out of order..."

This sounds like it came from the same morons that send out that Nigerian oil scam B.S. all the time!! I'd like to perform a lobotomy on these ^*^&^%&%$*^!

Mike (mamills)

#28900 - 09/04/03 08:03 PM Re: E Bay Update Scam?
Big Jim Offline

Registered: 07/18/03
Posts: 377
Loc: Denver, CO USA
Gee, it's been at least three days since I saw something like that. Looked like it was snached from a real eBay message but a look at the code showd the link was bogus. I forwarded it to eBay and got a reply in less than 2 hours. I think they take this stuff seriously.

#28901 - 09/05/03 09:46 AM Re: E Bay Update Scam?
Trumpy Online   content


Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8560
Loc: SI,New Zealand
I had a virus enter my computer last week through a message masked as a warning from my ISP.
I'm not very happy about this, even though I have isolated it, what's real and what isn't these days?.
Let's face it, these days if you're not young, you're old - Red Green grin

#28902 - 09/05/03 10:05 AM Re: E Bay Update Scam?
BuggabooBren Offline

Registered: 11/15/01
Posts: 336
Loc: NM
One of the things you'll see on a genuine ebay email is their cautionary notice to NOT give out your credit card info nor your password nor any other detail that would compromise your account. If they really have a problem with your credit card or something, they'll find a way to notify you... such as a 'bounce' or rejection of your card when making a purchase.

For those that have MBNA credit cards, have you ever used their ShopSafe option? It is a way to create a unique 1-time only credit card number that is mapped back to your existing card and safeguards you from someone picking up your card number from a transaction and loading up charges before you can detect it. I highly recommend it. You can find a demo at and see if the offer would help. I'm not sure it would help for accounts such as paypall where your card info is retained for future transactions.

#28903 - 09/08/03 04:36 PM Re: E Bay Update Scam?
Active 1 Offline

Registered: 02/22/03
Posts: 684
Loc: Grayslake IL, USA
Did any one ever get a message fro Ebay like this before? It is from



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