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Security => Phishing, Spam and Hoaxes => Topic started by: DR M on July 12, 2016, 07:18:55 PM

Title: EBAY FAKE EMAIL???
Post by: DR M on July 12, 2016, 07:18:55 PM
Good evening, LzD Friends!

I have just received an email from eBay (?) saying that after my request, I can reset my password. But I never asked for a password reset.

I got worried, because the name and the account I use, it's not mine (it belongs to a family member, and she knows it).

The email looks genuine and it uses the whole name of the account. If it's real, then someone used my email address to ask for a new password. If it's not real, how they know the name of the account?

I read somewhere that if such a message is not inside eBays messages in My eBay account, then it's fake. I got into my eBay account from my ipod, and there is not such a message in there.

So, I deleted the email received. Now, I'm looking for it, but I cannot find it in the deleted messages! It seems like it disappeared!

What do you think? Fake or not? And, fake or not, should I do something now?

Title: Re: EBAY FAKE EMAIL???
Post by: winchester73 on July 12, 2016, 07:25:57 PM
I vote 'fake'

See this: http://pages.ebay.com/help/account/recognizing-spoof.html

If you find the email, you can submit it via the link in the above ^

Don’t ever answer an email that claims to be from eBay in your private email account.  Always go directly to the eBay website and log into your “My Messages” tab ... any correspondence from eBay will be in your “From eBay” box.
Title: Re: EBAY FAKE EMAIL???
Post by: DR M on July 12, 2016, 07:33:56 PM
I vote 'fake'


Hi, Winchester., and thank you for the link. I was a step from clicking on the link for the reset, but I didn't proceed. But I'm still wondering how they know the account name and the real name of the account??
Title: Re: EBAY FAKE EMAIL???
Post by: DR M on July 13, 2016, 05:42:30 PM

See this: http://pages.ebay.com/help/account/recognizing-spoof.html

If you find the email, you can submit it via the link in the above ^



I found the message (I'm still trying to learn Thunderbird email client) and sent it to the link above.