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In Reply to: RE: This has to be a major scam. posted by Michael Samra on November 12, 2013 at 00:14:44
That way the damage is done before the hijackee knows it.
All you have to do is E-mail the seller thru E-Bay's contact seller button and let him know. It happened to me, I was alerted, went to my acct and saw dozens of auctions of hi end gear on my acct. I then contacted E-Bay and they took the auctions down.
I'd love to know, so I can take necessary precautions.
I had mine hijacked in 2008 when traveling in China, and I logged on eBay to bid. HTTPS apparently was not secure enough - - someone was tapping the backbone of the network at the business I was visiting. I was alerted by eBay withing about an hour, which impressed the hell out of me!
I learned to not access anything sensitive while in China!
Mind you, I had only listed it that day and no bids were up yet. His Email mirrored an E-mail you would have gotten thru the E-Bay "contact the seller" E_mail system. There was a "log into your account" button. I entered user name and password like a complete moron, the rest was history. Later in the day I get another E-mail saying my acct had been hacked and dozens of 24 hour, hi end stereo gear auctions, were up under my name. It was sent by a concerned buyer who smelled a rat. E-Bay got rid of them. However, next time I checked into my Paypal aact, it had been drained (only $140, but still...._)
"I'd like to own a squadron of tanks"
I had my paypal hacked once and the Ebay twice..Paypal caught it and I had to go my bank and stop payment on 5600 dollars worth of transactions charged to my bank..I didn't pay for stop payment fees but I dread to think what would happen if they were able to complete it.
Anyway,the way you stop it from happening to is to buy an Apple computer.That is the only way you will stop it because they don't have an open system.
My email was even hacked a few times but not related to Ebay and it would send out spam emails and Charter would shut me down until I ran a special program each time...I switched to Mac computers and I never had another issue with any of this crap.
It ticks you off because you know that a few people can fall for it.
What I did to a guy a few years ago was this.He had an Mc275 for sale for 1900 BIN and free shipping of course.The item was listed in Ohio and I emailed the guy off ebay because he had his email listed like this last idiot did..Anyway,I told him I could pick it up and bring him cash because I don't live that far from Ohio.He had written me back and told me that there was a mistake in the add and that the amplifier is actually in England, being he was over there on business..He told me I could put the money in escrow to some fly by night company he had named and when I opened the box to inspect it to my satisfaction,I could then release the funds to him..I then traced his email to some place in Nevada,and being I didn't know exactly where it was, I told him that I was really a federal fraud investigator and that a Nevada State trooper would be over to pick him up for questioning..He didn't answer me back but within 20 minutes all his auctions were pulled.
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