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Is this right.....that you can tell the ebay email is a scam by seeing that it is signed from ebay.com when you are signed with ebay.co.uk ....and that the spelling like Harbor is in fact american..... because I would spell it harbour

Also I have had an email with mistaes such as understading ...instead of understanding.
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  • soolinsoolin Forumite, Board Guide
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    Is this right.....that you can tell the ebay email is a scam by seeing that it is signed from ebay.com when you are signed with ebay.co.uk ....and that the spelling like Harbor is in fact american..... because I would spell it harbour

    Also I have had an email with mistaes such as understading ...instead of understanding.

    Not entirely, ebay is an American organisation so will routinely use American spelling. I am registered with Ebay.uk but do still get routine e mails from ebay.com.

    The onyl way to stay safe is to never ever follow a link in an email. If ebay want you to do something they will tell you to log into your account as normal, without following links in a mail, and sort it out that way.

    Finally, spelling, even ebay.uk have their bad days!

    Soo
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  • maryleemarylee Forumite
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    Not entirely, ebay is an American organisation so will routinely use American spelling. I am registered with Ebay.uk but do still get routine e mails from ebay.com.

    The onyl way to stay safe is to never ever follow a link in an email. If ebay want you to do something they will tell you to log into your account as normal, without following links in a mail, and sort it out that way.

    I am not sure whether this is a scam, I got an e-mail from e-bay com about an item I was watching with the wrong price and a very official link. I also receive an e-mail from daily status watch from e-bay co.uk. I was not sure what to do therefore deleted the watch from e-bay com, it's so strange that the item was £4.99, and it says £4.49. When I put an item on watch, I always get an e-mail from e-bay with a link, does that mean I should not clicking on this link if I want to bid.
    Finally, spelling, even ebay.uk have their bad days!

    Soo
  • svmitchesvmitche Forumite
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    Check your preferences in My ebay and see whether you have item watches etc turned on.

    You can most times tell a spoof email if you hover over the link (if using web email) if it comes up with something that is not ebay.com or ebay.co.uk do not visit it and forward the email to [email protected].

    In regards to the item with the changed price, is it an item on sale from the US? If so, the exchange rate may be causing the oddity.
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  • ebay or paypal will never ever ask you to confirm any details thro email or thro a email link...the only"From ebay" email i read are the 1p listing day ones.
    Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves!
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