Posted 18 March 2007 - 06:42 PM
Here is further info on the scam.
Posted 18 March 2007 - 07:38 PM
Last day of the auction all bids got cancelled, and I got a fake email (not from eBay) for a second chance offer, with a URL redirect to collect my account information.
This one was high level.
1. They've compromised the original sellers eBay account
2. Their forged emails auto-submit User ID into the login boxes of their "spoofed" website.
3. They're also going to compromise the accounts of all bidders on that auction who are not careful.
I've reported this, but I think it's going to take eBay 48 hours to resolve it with "nothing" as the outcome as usual.
If you've bid on this auction - CHANGE YOUR eBay PASSWORD.
If you see it removed it was a Kinor 16-2CX with 2 Lenses from a seller in USA.
Posted 18 March 2007 - 08:05 PM
This same thing happened to me two years ago and I almost lost $5000.00. The second chance e-mail from ebay looked very real, but there where a few gramatical errors that I was sure ebay would not make.
Sure enough it was a confirmed scam e-mail.
You would think that these guys, most of whom are in Eastern Europe, would hire an English gramarian to check their e-mails. Then think of the damage they could do.
Posted 19 March 2007 - 02:44 AM
They've done a good job recently of hiding all identities of anyone bidding on anything (not just film gear) but some slip through the cracks.
If you do receive any e-mails outside of "My Messages", just forward them to: email@example.com
They'll do the research and (usually) get back to you fairly quickly.
Having just typed that, now I'm all paranoid about something that's supposed to be shipped here tomorrow. Yikes......
Posted 19 March 2007 - 02:47 AM
Possible, we must think to buy-sell inside forum between members of our group ?
I can propose of open " WTB " and " for sell " section.
We can storage of reputation of every sellers and buyers .
Posted 19 March 2007 - 02:01 PM
We can still do business through eBay's mechanisms this assures proper value for stuff sold, though we will have a reference in the forum for the item. Also people can list positive experiences with sellers that are not on the forums like one gentleman described his positive experience with the 'isellarri' eBay user.
Posted 19 March 2007 - 02:32 PM