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Old 06-03-07, 04:07 PM   #1
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Ebay account hijacked, but theres more

So someone stole my ebay password it seems, they listed a bunch of ipod crap and ebay caught on and locked the account.

They changed my phone number and seem to have changed the account holders name because my ebay emails were addressed to this new name...

So, now i have a name and a number (203 area code)...i called the number (*67) and a guy picked up, i didn't say anything but he sounded like he was from a large city...

Perhaps anyone in southern connecticutcould tell me where a 203-550-xxxx number would come from.

What do you guys think the chances are that this guy at this number was the guy who stole my account?
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Old 06-03-07, 04:27 PM   #2
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What do you guys think the chances are that this guy at this number was the guy who stole my account?
I would think very little, as a scammer would want to minimize traceability. Probably more-or-less random to them and you.
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Old 06-03-07, 04:27 PM   #3
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- over and over again:

ScamBay == entertainment only!

- how did your account get hijacked? are you using a computer in a public place, at a university?

- ALWAYS LOG OUT OF ANY ACCOUNTS, FORUMS, or WEBSITES WHEN USING A PUBLIC COMPUTER!

(and how do we know that you are timmyquest?)

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Old 06-03-07, 04:39 PM   #5
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So someone stole my ebay password it seems, they listed a bunch of ipod crap and ebay caught on and locked the account.

They changed my phone number and seem to have changed the account holders name because my ebay emails were addressed to this new name...

So, now i have a name and a number (203 area code)...i called the number (*67) and a guy picked up, i didn't say anything but he sounded like he was from a large city...

Perhaps anyone in southern connecticutcould tell me where a 203-550-xxxx number would come from.

What do you guys think the chances are that this guy at this number was the guy who stole my account?

Almost zero chance. They will steal a number from someone else first. Does not hurt to try and find out anyway.
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Old 06-03-07, 04:46 PM   #6
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My Ebay account was recently hijacked too. Bunch of sunglasses 'auctions' were posted, but Ebay locked my account before I knew anything about it, and I've since restored access to everything, changed passwords etc. None of my account information was changed though.

To all those wondering, I never log into email, ebay or anything like that from public computers. Only other place I log in is at friends computers, which I'm guessing is what caused the problem, either that or Auction Sniper (how I 'won' the last auction).

I'm not really worried about it. If anything, they might try to purchase something with my Paypal account thats associated with closed bank account and a low limit credit card...
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Almost zero chance. They will steal a number from someone else first. Does not hurt to try and find out anyway.
I just don't know why they'd go so far as to change the number?
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Old 06-03-07, 04:53 PM   #8
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I just don't know why they'd go so far as to change the number?
So when someone calls to complain you won't find out quickly. Just a day or two delay may allow them to make some good money before they get shut down.
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So when someone calls to complain you won't find out quickly. Just a day or two delay may allow them to make some good money before they get shut down.
Meh, that makes too much sense
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Old 06-03-07, 05:30 PM   #10
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Meh, that makes too much sense
I sent money to a guy who listed hundreds of cameras that did not exist. He made a couple of built in delays to his victims he said did not anwer emails until the weekend etc. I actually coresponded by email with him once.
When I called the phone listed for his account it was a guy who had his name and phone number used and attached to another address. The guy was a cop! There was another guy in town with the same name they estimated the scam made close to a million bucks by the time it was shut off. The mail went to a mailbox outside on a wall at a storefront that was vacant. Lost $400, ebay no help. The auction had the little "buy secure" or something similar on the page. He fooled ebay too. He built up his feed back first by selling the recipe for something for a dollar. Then when that was good, he switched to the scam.

Don't believe anything about the ebay info. Not the feedback, not anything. It's a total crapshoot.
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Paypal/eBay have a hardware device called the security key:

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/websc...ityKey-outside

I have one, and unless some scammer snarfs my key as well as my password, that closes that avenue of attack. However, there are other avenues one can get at an account though.
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