Attempted fraudulant payment after linking a card to eBay

I received a msg from NWide saying that they'd blocked a payment of £29.99 to SG*Original Plus.  The card was the one I linked to my eBay account a couple of days ago.  I didn't recognize the payee.

I Googled SG*Original Plus and saw that lots of people had had this happen to them.

I can't understand how SG*Original Plus got hold of my Credit Card details!  I got on to eBay on my desktop, not by clicking a link.

Does anyone know how this has happened please?

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  • Olinda99
    Olinda99 Posts: 1,190
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    why do you think it happened via eBay as of course is may be the card details were obtained by the fraudster a different way completely unrelated to eBay
  • denisiw
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    Olinda99 said:
    why do you think it happened via eBay as of course is may be the card details were obtained by the fraudster a different way completely unrelated to eBay

    You're right, it's not eBay.  I reckon that I was spoofed while I was on eBay!

    My eBay a/c is a different number.

    I can't understand how it appeared and I didn't spot it!
  • martindow
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    Do you only use this card on ebay?  If not there is really no knowing how your card details were obtained.
    I assume that you've contacted Nationwide regarding this to see if they suggest issuing a new card.
  • denisiw
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    martindow said:
    Do you only use this card on ebay?  If not there is really no knowing how your card details were obtained.
    I assume that you've contacted Nationwide regarding this to see if they suggest issuing a new card.

    I've never used this card and it's the first time that I've put details into anything.

    I contacted NWide as soon as I'd Googled SG*Original Plus and seen the number of people that had been caught out by them.  I asked them to decline the payment and any future attempt to use it.  I've kept the card number but on second thoughts I'm going to ask NWide to replace it.


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