Just wanted to let you know how I became the victim of an oline fraud, so it doesn't happen to you! I know we have a lot of eBay users on allnurses, so be aware of this scam!
I am an active buyer/seller on eBay, and have a very good "feedback" record.
Last week, I got an email that said it was from eBay asking me to verify my eBay I.D. and password. It looked authentic, so I did.
Turns out the email was part of a fraud that is being perpetrated. Criminals use these false emails to get the username and passwords of eBay members in good standing. then, they use the stolen info to set up fraudlent auctins to rip people off. EbAy United Kingdom contacted me and told me about this being done with my account, but they caught the person and cancelled the auction.
I checked and sure enough, someone in Spain had obtained my ebay password, and used my account to set up aictions selling phony computers for thousands of dollars.
This person was caught, and I was able to take back my account. However, I keep getting emails that SAY they are from eBay asking me to verify my user I.D. and password. If you get one of these emails, it is someone trying to use your account info to run fraudulent auctions. Please do not respond to it, and forward it to email@example.com
or report it to eBay on the "SafeHarbour" page.
According to eBay, they will never send you an email asking you to reveal your account info.