#1
Okay so I got this email:

From: "eBay" <notification@account-updates.com> Add Mobile Alert
Subject: Your account has been blocked
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2008 09:17:24 +0300

Dear eBay customer:

We've recently noticed that someone has made [5] suspicious attemps to login
into your online account from this address 72.122.18.131, our security commitment
forces us to block your account temporarily until you verify your identity on our systems
Verify your identity at this form:


https://signin.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?SignIn&ru=http%3A//www.ebay.com/&_trksid=m37




We apologize for the inconvinience this may cause, but security is one of our top goals in eBay Inc.
You have 72 hours to verify the information on our systems, if you do not verify yourself, your account
will be suspended, and have to contact us by phone or fax in order to unlock
your account.


out of panic i clicked the link and i typed in my email and password. that was a couple days ago, and i realized that it was a phishing email today, and i changed my password to my accounts. am i screwed?
#2
You might be.
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#3
just sell everything through UG. Its way safer
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#4
im not sure it was a phising email.

i clicked the link there, and firefox filled in my info since i have it stored. i dont think it would have done that if it wasnt actually ebay.

maybe im wrong. i didnt try signing in, just to be safe.
#5
Well, you're probably fine now, but just because they have your password, I'd be tempted to change any other password anything close to your ebay password just to be on the safe side. If any damage was done, you'll find out pretty soon, but since you changed it, you should be safe now.

Edit: That link looks pretty legit... If there's ever any question, just open up your browser and type in "ebay.com". They're pretty good about keeping you informed when you login.
Last edited by aschaetter at Apr 17, 2008,
#7
Quote by masterk1818
https- the s means its secure



yeah. firefox is showing me that its a secure server. i doubt it would show that if it was a phishing site.
#8
Quote by masterk1818
https- the s means its secure

+1 on that, but just because its secure doesn't actually mean its the ebay server. The https makes me feel a little more confident that it's ebay though.
#9
Quote by daytripper75
im not sure it was a phising email.

i clicked the link there, and firefox filled in my info since i have it stored. i dont think it would have done that if it wasnt actually ebay.

maybe im wrong. i didnt try signing in, just to be safe.


if you copy and paste the text onto the bar and follow it, it goes to a phishing site. as i remember, i typed in my password perfectly several times and it didnt allow me to enter, its just today that i realized what i did, and that an anti phishing window popped up after i typed in my password.

i even reported the site to eBay, and they said it was a scam site. look at the original email. im retarded to not catch that they spelled inconvenience wrong.

also, the link itself leads to

http://host81-151-98-132.range81-151.btcentralplus.com/secure-usr.ebay.com/ws2/

and not the actual https thing
Last edited by jaypooner at Apr 17, 2008,
#10
You cant trust anything on the internet now... You should be safe now, but in the future don't listen to emails. If someone wants your password bad enough, they can write a program to change your hosts file to say that their phishing site is "https://ebay.blahblahblah". just typing in the url is always your safest bet.