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Apr 5, 2008, 04:22 AM
 
so I got an e-mail which absolute makes nosense on my ebay-paypal account… it reads:

"Hi again, i have no laptop from you by now if i don`t get an answer in 24 hours i will report you to eBay , PayPal and Police."

that from eBay UK user regarding a SONY VAIO laptop, so:

- I never used eBay UK to sell anything
- I never had a SONY VAIO laptop to sell
- the guy has a 100% positive feedback and his name shows 872 transactions (the number side by side to the blueish star), you can see he is a member on eBay UK but located in Michigan (pict below).

The fact that I was scammed on January regarding this same scenario (I paid for a PowerBook I never received) makes this a great runner for a bad joke.

Would I ever care to contact with eBay?, this is the e-mail I have received, the item 230188725941 seems to have been removed.

     
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Apr 5, 2008, 04:25 AM
 
Did your account get hacked ?

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Apr 5, 2008, 06:38 AM
 
I have, in the past, emailed people like this back, especially people sending me stuff from banks I don't deal with. Once, I wrote about 4 paragraphs detailing what I'd do with a machete, blow torch, and a pair of pliers to their body, their familiy's bodies, and their dogs and cats if I EVER got another email from them again. I actually have NEVER gotten another email from that same thing again, especially the one I got dealing the fake Wachovia banking site.
     
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Apr 5, 2008, 07:30 AM
 
Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
Did your account get hacked ?

-t
Thank to both of you, your replies are much appreciated.

Hacked?, how could that be done without my knowledge? I mean, nobody has access to my Mac. Really. And it is the only computer I use to deal with eBay and such stuff…

BTW, I have logged in to my eBay account and I have no messages whatsoever, this is just plain stupid.
     
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Apr 5, 2008, 08:42 AM
 
     
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Apr 5, 2008, 09:13 AM
 
It's fake. DuH!

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Apr 5, 2008, 11:38 AM
 
Thanks again, let eBay folks know about it.
     
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Apr 5, 2008, 02:57 PM
 
Got a reply from eBay UK, it was indeed a fake…

Thank you for sending us the email you received. We can confirm that it
did NOT originate from eBay or PayPal. The email you received was a fake
or "spoof" email.

Please ignore the email and delete it from your email account
immediately. Do not reply to it, and do not click on any links or
buttons in the email.


Thank you all.
     
   
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