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    • MCGONIS
    • By MCGONIS 13th Mar 17, 7:55 PM
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    Every ebay customer must read this
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    • 13th Mar 17, 7:55 PM
    Every ebay customer must read this 13th Mar 17 at 7:55 PM
    Hi everyone.

    I got a bit of a fright tonight after purchasing something off ebay.

    I normally just click PURCHASE then PAYPAL and the whole thing does it for me without logging in etc.

    Tonight though I got a right fright.

    Now on 9/2/16 I got an email from ebay to say my account may have been hacked and to change my password. That they has restored my account to before the hack.

    I changed my password on 9/2/16.

    Tonight though I ordered a new plug for my bathroom basin. I clicked BUY NOW and then PAY WITH PAY PAL, but as I done this, I got a funny address and name flashing up on screen.

    Someone has altered my account so deliveries now go to;
    The bits before my postcode are total fraud.

    Just to warn people of this.

    (Text removed by MSE Forum Team)
    Last edited by MSE ForumTeam3; 14-03-2017 at 9:55 AM. Reason: Personal details
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    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 13th Mar 17, 8:01 PM
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    • #2
    • 13th Mar 17, 8:01 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 8:01 PM
    This is an issue you have and is not a warning for "every eBay customer".


    I've just made a purchase and didn't have any issue.
    "I suggest you read who's thread this is and you will find its MINE". sic
    • hollydays
    • By hollydays 13th Mar 17, 8:01 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 8:01 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 8:01 PM
    The Wisbech address is a uk shipping agent that posts to Russia called alfaparcel limited
    Last edited by hollydays; 13-03-2017 at 8:14 PM.
    • MCGONIS
    • By MCGONIS 13th Mar 17, 8:06 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 8:06 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 8:06 PM
    This is an issue you have and is not a warning for "every eBay customer".


    I've just made a purchase and didn't have any issue.
    Originally posted by theonlywayisup
    So that's rude.

    My message is a warning to everyone with ebay. I am soooo PARA about passwords etc and none are the same.

    I have made over 200 purchases and never had an issue. But recently all this has happened.

    I want to let people know so be on guard with ebay.
    • vikingaero
    • By vikingaero 13th Mar 17, 8:14 PM
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    • #5
    • 13th Mar 17, 8:14 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 8:14 PM

    Now on 9/2/16 I got an email from ebay to say my account may have been hacked and to change my password. That they has restored my account to before the hack.
    Originally posted by MCGONIS
    You got a fake/phishing email with a false link that you clicked on the reset your account. The easiest way to spot a fake site/link is to hover your mouse pointer over the link and see what web address it says on the bottom left of your screen. Normally it will direct to a hijacked site with no link to eBay such a billsplumbingsupplies or bit/ly or !!!!!!!.com

    I changed my password on 9/2/16.
    You gave up your username and password at this point and allowed the third party to log your details and access your account.
    The man without a signature.
    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 13th Mar 17, 8:14 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 8:14 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 8:14 PM
    So that's rude.

    My message is a warning to everyone with ebay. I am soooo PARA about passwords etc and none are the same.

    I have made over 200 purchases and never had an issue. But recently all this has happened.

    I want to let people know so be on guard with ebay.
    Originally posted by MCGONIS
    What is rude?

    200 and no issue is irrelevant. You have an issue NOW.

    I don't.
    "I suggest you read who's thread this is and you will find its MINE". sic
    • MCGONIS
    • By MCGONIS 13th Mar 17, 8:15 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 8:15 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 8:15 PM
    You got a fake/phishing email with a false link that you clicked on the reset your account. The easiest way to spot a fake site/link is to hover your mouse pointer over the link and see what web address it says on the bottom left of your screen. Normally it will direct to a hijacked site with no link to eBay such a billsplumbingsupplies or bit/ly or !!!!!!!.com



    You gave up your username and password at this point and allowed the third party to log your details and access your account.
    Originally posted by vikingaero
    No no no.

    This is copied from my ebay inbox.......

    Hello XXXX
    We have reason to believe that your eBay account has been used fraudulently without your permission. We’ve reset your eBay password. Any unauthorized activity, such as buying or selling, has been canceled and any associated fees have been credited to your account. Any listings that we removed are included toward the end of this email. We assure you that your financial information is securely stored on a server and cannot be seen by anyone.

    Although we’ve taken steps to secure your eBay account, your personal email account or third-party listing tools may have also been accessed without your permission. Please change these passwords as soon as possible.

    Once you’ve secured your personal email account and third-party listing tools, please change your eBay password:

    Select the Sign in link at the top of the eBay home page.
    Select the Forgot your password link.
    Enter your email or username, and then select the Next button.
    Follow the instructions to change your password.
    Once your password is changed, we recommend updating your secret questions and verifying that the contact information on your eBay account is correct. For detailed instructions, please visit:
    http://pages.ebay.co.uk/help/account/securing-account.html#secure

    To learn more about keeping your eBay account secure, please visit:
    http://pages.ebay.co.uk/help/account/protecting-account.html

    If you have any problems changing your password, please contact us:
    http://ocsnext.ebay.co.uk/ocs/eua?domain=Onsite&query=1386&from=ForgotPassword


    We appreciate your understanding and thank you for being part of our community.

    Thanks,

    eBay

    Please don't reply to this message. It was sent from an address that doesn't accept incoming email.
    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 13th Mar 17, 8:18 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 8:18 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 8:18 PM
    No no no.

    This is copied from my ebay inbox.......

    Hello XXXX
    We have reason to believe that your eBay account has been used fraudulently without your permission. We’ve reset your eBay password. Any unauthorized activity, such as buying or selling, has been canceled and any associated fees have been credited to your account. Any listings that we removed are included toward the end of this email. We assure you that your financial information is securely stored on a server and cannot be seen by anyone.

    Although we’ve taken steps to secure your eBay account, your personal email account or third-party listing tools may have also been accessed without your permission. Please change these passwords as soon as possible.

    Once you’ve secured your personal email account and third-party listing tools, please change your eBay password:

    Select the Sign in link at the top of the eBay home page.
    Select the Forgot your password link.
    Enter your email or username, and then select the Next button.
    Follow the instructions to change your password.
    Once your password is changed, we recommend updating your secret questions and verifying that the contact information on your eBay account is correct. For detailed instructions, please visit:
    http://pages.ebay.co.uk/help/account/securing-account.html#secure

    To learn more about keeping your eBay account secure, please visit:
    http://pages.ebay.co.uk/help/account/protecting-account.html

    If you have any problems changing your password, please contact us:
    http://ocsnext.ebay.co.uk/ocs/eua?domain=Onsite&query=1386&from=ForgotPassword


    We appreciate your understanding and thank you for being part of our community.

    Thanks,

    eBay

    Please don't reply to this message. It was sent from an address that doesn't accept incoming email.
    Originally posted by MCGONIS
    Yes yes yes.

    You've been phished.

    Viking is correct. You need to sort out your computer and remove any possible threats.

    Then and only then, you need to change ALL your passwords.
    "I suggest you read who's thread this is and you will find its MINE". sic
    • MCGONIS
    • By MCGONIS 13th Mar 17, 8:22 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 8:22 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 8:22 PM
    You got a fake/phishing email with a false link that you clicked on the reset your account.
    Originally posted by vikingaero
    Nope. I went to my email inbox with ebay and got that. I am not dolly dimple.

    I am really alert to scams. That's why I am posting on this thread. Don't mug me off though. I am not dolly dimple.
    • hollydays
    • By hollydays 13th Mar 17, 8:22 PM
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    Perhaps the warning should be to always log in separately to Paypal every time.
    • MCGONIS
    • By MCGONIS 13th Mar 17, 8:30 PM
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    Yes yes yes.

    You've been phished.

    Viking is correct. You need to sort out your computer and remove any possible threats.

    Then and only then, you need to change ALL your passwords.
    Originally posted by theonlywayisup
    HELLO?

    NO I have not been phished.

    I telephoned and the email was genuine.

    See what is happening now is my post is being turned into a joke.

    Please people on moneysavingexpert, watch your ebay accounts like a hawk. I am so protective and yet it has happened to me.
    Last edited by MCGONIS; 13-03-2017 at 8:33 PM.
    • POPPYOSCAR
    • By POPPYOSCAR 13th Mar 17, 8:34 PM
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    What is an ebay email inbox?

    I only have messages on my account.
    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 13th Mar 17, 8:36 PM
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    HELLO?

    NO I have not been phished.

    I telephoned and the email was genuine.

    See what is happening now is my post is being turned into a joke.

    Please people on moneysavingexpert, watch your ebay accounts like a hawk. I am so protective and yet it has happened to me.
    Originally posted by MCGONIS
    You don't seem to understand, this email may be genuine but somewhere along the line you have been compromised or phished as you don't wish to call it.

    That aside. Have you changed your passwords, if so, it should be on all your accounts, including your email. Even here
    "I suggest you read who's thread this is and you will find its MINE". sic
    • lovinituk
    • By lovinituk 13th Mar 17, 8:36 PM
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    HELLO?

    NO I have not been phished.

    I telephoned and the email was genuine.

    See what is happening now is my post is being turned into a joke.

    Please people on moneysavingexpert, watch your ebay accounts like a hawk. I am so protective and yet it has happened to me.
    Originally posted by MCGONIS
    Almost certainly you were phished prior to the email from eBay and then eBay spotted unusual activity.
    The following is my forum signature and not necessarily a response to your post:
    "To be truly successful you must live a few years of your life like others won’t so you may live the rest of your life like others can’t"
    • MCGONIS
    • By MCGONIS 13th Mar 17, 8:37 PM
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    Perhaps the warning should be to always log in separately to Paypal every time.
    Originally posted by hollydays
    But actually, if you have a lappy like mine, it remembers the passwords without me having to. Also the issue is not with paypal it is with ebay.
    • meer53
    • By meer53 13th Mar 17, 8:38 PM
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    I don't think every ebay customer reads this forum ? I may be wrong.
    • POPPYOSCAR
    • By POPPYOSCAR 13th Mar 17, 8:40 PM
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    But actually, if you have a lappy like mine, it remembers the passwords without me having to. Also the issue is not with paypal it is with ebay.
    Originally posted by MCGONIS
    Surely you can choose?

    I can on mine and I never have automatic login on sites like ebay and paypal.Your computer could be hacked.
    • MCGONIS
    • By MCGONIS 13th Mar 17, 8:43 PM
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    What is an ebay email inbox?

    I only have messages on my account.
    Originally posted by POPPYOSCAR

    You to go ebay. MY EBAY. MESSAGES. Then you get MY MESSAGES from an INBOX.
    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 13th Mar 17, 8:50 PM
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    You to go ebay. MY EBAY. MESSAGES. Then you get MY MESSAGES from an INBOX.
    Originally posted by MCGONIS
    You DO need to change your password.

    I can see that message in your inbox.
    "I suggest you read who's thread this is and you will find its MINE". sic
    • MCGONIS
    • By MCGONIS 13th Mar 17, 8:51 PM
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    Surely you can choose?

    I can on mine and I never have automatic login on sites like ebay and paypal.Your computer could be hacked.
    Originally posted by POPPYOSCAR

    Eh HELLO?

    I can't believe you are being so unreasonable.

    I have accounts with Citibank, Nationwide, Very.co.uk, Ebay, Trustpilot and this very web site, plus about 20 others. I cant remember every password. They all want them in a different format anyway. So thanks for trying to make me look stupid when this post was about helping.
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