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Watch out: A new eBay scam

Postby ScruffyLookingNH » Mon May 21, 2018 1:29 pm

Well, this is new to me, and I'm more than a little bit well versed in cybercrime. Appreciate this should go in the eBay section but that only attracts a small minority of users of this forum and it's worth bringing to everyone's attention

I received two messages about listings this AM from user "hannamoor_23". I have copied and pasted the text below although have obfuscated the actual malicious web address to avoid accidental infection.

Luckily, I looked at the link before clicking it. From experience I know the website itself will be legitimate but has been compromised by a malicious party. The part of the webaddress after .com will direct whoever clicks on it to a malicious download, a virus, which will auto-download and then (no doubt) compromise your eBay username and login as well as all sorts of other usernames and passwords. Fun.

So, watch out for reports of your listings being ripped off. Don't ever click a link in a message or e-mail. If it's an alleged listing on ebay, search for it. If you'd like lessons on how to suck eggs I'll happily provide, although I hear Stu can suck one through a hosepipe.

I've reported the user to eBay but it will be one of a number of compromised accounts used to do this to people. If it happens to you just report to ebay. Best by phone using the "problem with buyer" category. Try getting through as a security issue and the estimated wait jumps from 1 min to 77 mins. The CS rep actually totally got what I was telling him first time and even said they'd been seeing a rise in this sort of thing so perhaps it's not new at all, but is to me.

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Re: Watch out: A new eBay scam

Postby Mini99 » Mon May 21, 2018 1:42 pm

Many thanks for the above advice.
I wasn’t aware of this, so will be on the lookout for this type of thing in future.
Always open to “Being told how to suck eggs” :wink:
Again many thanks.
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Re: Watch out: A new eBay scam

Postby Ruby2511 » Mon May 21, 2018 1:50 pm

Thanks for the advice, I hate scammers, scum of the earth :x

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Re: Watch out: A new eBay scam

Postby Grant_C » Mon May 21, 2018 1:51 pm

If scammers were executed, there would be none of this malarkey

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Re: Watch out: A new eBay scam

Postby subzero » Mon May 21, 2018 2:11 pm

Fucking vermin, I love how they've got the cheek to put "I don't want to see people being stolen from"... then proceeds to attempt to rob you blind.

Thanks for letting us know about this, i'd never click on any link from a nobody but it's always good to keep people up to date online about this stuff, if it saves 1 person getting scammed then it's always worth it.
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Re: Watch out: A new eBay scam

Postby lejackal » Mon May 21, 2018 2:13 pm

Grant_C wrote:If scammers were executed, there would be none of this malarkey

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Re: Watch out: A new eBay scam

Postby edd_jedi » Mon May 21, 2018 3:03 pm

It's interesting to see a scam message that starts with "hi mate" instead of "biggest greetings from King Xulu of Nigeria!" which had made spotting scams fairly easy in the past.

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Re: Watch out: A new eBay scam

Postby TK-7785 » Mon May 21, 2018 3:17 pm

edd_jedi wrote:It's interesting to see a scam message that starts with "hi mate" instead of "biggest greetings from King Xulu of Nigeria!" which had made spotting scams fairly easy in the past.


Oh shit! You mean King Xulu isn't legit? I'd best check my bank balance.

Thanks for the heads up, Simon.

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Re: Watch out: A new eBay scam

Postby subzero » Mon May 21, 2018 3:27 pm

TK-7785 wrote:
edd_jedi wrote:It's interesting to see a scam message that starts with "hi mate" instead of "biggest greetings from King Xulu of Nigeria!" which had made spotting scams fairly easy in the past.


Oh shit! You mean King Xulu isn't legit? I'd best check my bank balance.

Thanks for the heads up, Simon.

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Nah he's fine he is, I dealt with him last month he was real nice and def legit, he even gave me a genuine bank account number to send him money to as a fee to release a large cash windfall. Haven't heard back from him in a while though so I guess he's busy sorting my money out. :?
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Re: Watch out: A new eBay scam

Postby apack7229 » Mon May 21, 2018 3:52 pm

subzero wrote:
Nah he's fine he is, I dealt with him last month he was real nice and def legit, he even gave me a genuine bank account number to send him money to as a fee to release a large cash windfall. Haven't heard back from him in a while though so I guess he's busy sorting my money out. :?


Is that where you sent that £1 million? :? I thought you were getting a nice father for 20 years not a Nigerian prince. :lol:
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Re: Watch out: A new eBay scam

Postby subzero » Mon May 21, 2018 4:22 pm

apack7229 wrote:
subzero wrote:
Nah he's fine he is, I dealt with him last month he was real nice and def legit, he even gave me a genuine bank account number to send him money to as a fee to release a large cash windfall. Haven't heard back from him in a while though so I guess he's busy sorting my money out. :?


Is that where you sent that £1 million? :? I thought you were getting a nice father for 20 years not a Nigerian prince. :lol:


Well you know what they say, once you go black... :lol:
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Re: Watch out: A new eBay scam

Postby jayums » Mon May 21, 2018 5:27 pm

:roll: Thanks for the heads up!

I keep getting very dodgy looking targeted adverts on eBay. Mainly for erectile dysfunction... how do they know ?!?! I only ever search for vintage Star Wars :lol:

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Re: Watch out: A new eBay scam

Postby ScruffyLookingNH » Mon May 21, 2018 5:47 pm

edd_jedi wrote:It's interesting to see a scam message that starts with "hi mate" instead of "biggest greetings from King Xulu of Nigeria!" which had made spotting scams fairly easy in the past.


:lol: Absolutely!

The author of this is definitely a Brit. A lazy, poorly educated, lowlife shitbag of a Brit, but a Brit nonetheless. You know it's now a West African 419 e-mail because it's actually good and quite convincing whereas (believe it or not) 419 e-mails are actually meant so make anyone with half a brain suspicious.

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Re: Watch out: A new eBay scam

Postby spoons » Mon May 21, 2018 6:25 pm

cheers Si - good shout on this
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Re: Watch out: A new eBay scam

Postby Robstyley » Mon May 21, 2018 10:12 pm

I hate these cunts. I got done a week ago by some cocksmoker posing as B.T. They fucked up my computer and it’s now with an I.T bloke being wiped and having a new O.S installed. I’ve heard of the old eBay scam/hack before. Pricks!! :x


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