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eBay scam email
« on: February 28, 2014, 07:32:49 AM »
Just got this scam email from someone impersonating eBay.


Dear member,

As a reminder, your eBay seller fees of GBP 2.46 on your account are past due to date. We have not received your payment.

Your account is now on hold. This means you can no longer buy or list new items on eBay. To avoid account suspension and further collection activity, you must pay the amount you owe immediately.

Itís quick and easy to resolve this today.

    Make a one-time payment using PayPal, your Credit Card or Debit card to bring your account up-to-date.
    In addition, add or update your automatic payment method to have your future payments automatically deducted each month starting with your next billing cycle.

Thank you,
eBay Global Collections

Frequently asked questions:

What happens if I don't pay my fees?
Your account will be restricted, which means we will remove any outstanding listings that you have on eBay and you will no longer be able to buy or sell any items on eBay or communicate with other members through eBay messages. We may continue collection efforts, which may include sending your account to a collection agency for the balance owed.

I have added an automatic payment method (PayPal, bank account, credit card), but eBay has not taken out the money.
You may have added it after your monthly billing was already in process for this month. Please make a one-time payment by following the steps listed above. The automatic payment method will be used to pay your next (and future) invoices.

I do not want to pay or do not understand why I should pay.
Fees are charged for eBay listings and services. When you list an item on eBay, you may be charged an insertion fee (just as you would pay to advertise an item for sale in a newspaper). If the item sells, you are also charged a final value fee. The total cost of selling an item is the insertion fee plus the final value fee.

I have additional questions and require further support.
Please use our Help system by clicking on the Help link at the top of most eBay pages. You may also click on the Contact Us link to send an email to Customer Support.

Re: eBay scam email
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2014, 10:05:46 AM »
Sounds legit!  :)

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Re: eBay scam email
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2014, 10:14:06 AM »
Just got this scam email from someone impersonating eBay.




Considering the "volume" of your eBay sales over the last year this would have been super easy to spot as a fraud, but beyond that the most obvious "tell" on these things is that one's registered (real) name is not used in the address block of fake emails, and the salutation "dear member" is about as fake generic as one can get.

Forward copy to [email protected]  They will respond thanking you and letting you know it was indeed a phishing/fraudulent email.


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Re: eBay scam email
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2014, 09:39:03 PM »
Might have been a little more convincing if they were using $ 2.46 instead of GBP 2.46 when sending emails to Americans.


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