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Clever eBay password fishing scam - be careful

Discussion in 'Leica Cameras' started by M. Valdemar, Jan 25, 2018.

  1. M. Valdemar

    M. Valdemar Veteran

    Aug 5, 2013
    New York City
    I almost got taken in by an eBay password fishing scam. I must be getting old and careless.

    I have been selling some items, and I got an eBay message from a zero feedback new user.

    It said:

    Is it true what they say about you?

    http://community.ebay.com.XXXXXXXXXX.XXXXXXX (address changed)

    Shame on You!

    I clicked on it and it appeared to take me to an eBay discussion forum on the Irish eBay site. So when it asked for my username and password, I absentmindedly entered it.

    I was then unable to see any discussion group. I instantly realized I had been fished, and I immediately changed both my eBay and PayPal passwords, then I reported it to eBay.

    It could have been disastrous. I never fall for this BS, this time I was careless.
  2. Mr_Flibble

    Mr_Flibble Veteran

    Aug 16, 2013
    The Lowlands
    Good to know.

    Lucky you caught on in time.

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