eBay Informative - Warning! New Ebay Scam!
I just thought I'd warn everyone out there about a new scam I've encountered on eBay. I recently had to sell some tickets to an event on eBay due to a last minute change of plans. I haven't sold anything on there in quite some time and this is the first time I've seen this. I got a question sent to me from an eBay account that has only a couple of positive feedbacks. The question comes from the eBay service legitimately (you can ask the seller a question from a link in the auction). The person stated they were interested in buying my tickets but wanted to know why I had two identical auction listings on eBay, and said here is a link to the other one in question; and provided a link that was a fraudulent link. It took you to a phishing site that looks just like eBay and asks you to log in to, thereby capturing your ID and password. Luckily, I recognized the scam and didn't fall for it, but I wanted to warn everyone because it was a very tricky way and some less savvy users may have fallen for it, since the question is legitimately coming from the eBay system and the link in it appears to be an eBay link. I reported it to eBay immediately but they have yet to do anything about it or close down this guys account (I won't post his info since I'm not sure if his account was hijacked for this purpose or not) Just remember, never trust a link sent to you by email or in this case posted into my account questions section on the eBay site.