trav110
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So Someone Hijacked My EBay Account...

Mon Jun 20, 2005 11:06 am

Some F%#& stole my password, changed it, then made bids on TONS of stuff just this evening. The totals of items I've "bidded on" has just climbed over $1k. I'm waiting in a chat with eBay tech support as I type this... Think it's time to change my paypal password, no?  Angry Angry

So has this ever happened to you? What was the end result? What happens if I get left negative feedback for not following through? I wonder if it'd be taken care of by the folks at eBay...

By the way, the IP address of the douchebag who changed my password is 195.182.95.64
 
QANTASforever
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RE: So Someone Hijacked My EBay Account...

Mon Jun 20, 2005 11:16 am

Oh man, that severely sucks.

I hope you can work out a deal with ebay to restore your user reputation if it has suffered.

How'd you get his IP btw?

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trav110
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RE: So Someone Hijacked My EBay Account...

Mon Jun 20, 2005 11:18 am

It was in the email sent to me informing me my password had been changed
 
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RE: So Someone Hijacked My EBay Account...

Mon Jun 20, 2005 11:20 am

Anything that has 24 hrs or more left on it, you can retract all bids. I'm sure that Ebay will help you with the rest. Good luck with the rest.
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trav110
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RE: So Someone Hijacked My EBay Account...

Mon Jun 20, 2005 11:25 am

Quoting AirTran737 (Reply 3):
Anything that has 24 hrs or more left on it, you can retract all bids.

The thing that sucks is I can't get into my account... The bastard changed my password.
 
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RE: So Someone Hijacked My EBay Account...

Mon Jun 20, 2005 11:40 am

The IP addy is from Lithuania, I wonder if someone might be spoofing that addy, keep working with Ebay, they are generally quite good about hings like this as incidents such as yours also make them look bad (fake bids, even made by someone hacking your account)

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RE: So Someone Hijacked My EBay Account...

Mon Jun 20, 2005 11:51 am

Speaking in general:

I have a 8 to 13 to 18 character key 'real' password I use here and @ most other sites. It has varied case ChRs, no 'real' words, has #'s, non-standard chrs like _-, and sometimes altchrs like ¥ (alt-0165). You want to hack that? Good luck, I'll see you in 40 billion years when someone finds my DNA and is bored enough to recreate me. Oh yes, I'm allways looking out for things that do keycaps (spyware), I have yet to get 'capped'.
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RE: So Someone Hijacked My EBay Account...

Mon Jun 20, 2005 1:42 pm

I suspect you've been phished. Phishing is when an email is sent to you that looks totally legit, but isn't. Usually "eBay" saying that you MUST sign in soon to avoid losing account information. Then you go to http://www.ebay.comone.com or something of that nature and sign in. In reality, this sign in just gives the scammer your account and password, as you are not really on the eBay site. It is really diabolical spam, especially when they target your paypal account. I've gotten the emails a few times and been on the ball fortunately, and reported them to eBay.

Check your inbox.

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RE: So Someone Hijacked My EBay Account...

Mon Jun 20, 2005 3:44 pm

Quoting F9Widebody (Reply 7):
I suspect you've been phished.

Yup, definitely phished. A similar thing had happened to me also. Some idiot had hacked (God knows how...maybe even I clicked on some bullshit "ebay" mail) into my account. My username and password were changed...luckily I had just joined ebay Australia, and was a member for just over a week. I contacted ebay, and they suspended the account, then I had to create a new one. What still beats me was why someone would hack an account which had been in existence for just over a week...crazy idiots.

Report all those fake ebay mails to: spoof at ebay dot com
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trav110
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RE: So Someone Hijacked My EBay Account...

Mon Jun 20, 2005 4:09 pm

Quoting Springbok747 (Reply 8):
Yup, definitely phished.

Looks like it... I'm kicking myself right about now. The first lady I talked to cancelled the bids and all, and said she'd send me a temporary password via email. Well, that password never got here.

I was checking up on the help pages after reading about phishing here, and read what some of the most common spoof emails featured. Naturally, the email (which I received through eBay's mail system) had all those questions on it, which I also (naively) answered. And someone out there has enough information on me to buy a frigging car under my name. I eventually got my password back and changed it to an extremely secure one that nobody would guess. Looks like I've got a few calls to make tomorrow.

Of all the people to phish, they chose me and my badass 87.5% positive feedback rating!!

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RE: So Someone Hijacked My EBay Account...

Mon Jun 20, 2005 4:50 pm

87.5% positive feedback rating? Sounds like you needed a new eBay account anyways.
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trav110
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RE: So Someone Hijacked My EBay Account...

Mon Jun 20, 2005 5:03 pm

Well I only have 7 feedbacks in total, this one idiot complained that everything smelled smoky on a camera he bought from me for 150 when the damn thing was worth nearly 400 new. After leaving negative feedback right away, he emailed me saying he should have contacted me first. HELL you're right, if I only have that many feebacks what is there to lose?

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Headinthe
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RE: So Someone Hijacked My EBay Account...

Mon Jun 20, 2005 5:25 pm

Try selling aviation related things at www.auctionhangar.org.uk It is cheaper than ebay and much lower profile, dealing only in aviation goods.

As mentioned in another thread it is only starting but looks good.  bigthumbsup 
 
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RE: So Someone Hijacked My EBay Account...

Mon Jun 20, 2005 6:27 pm

Paypal has had some problems with phishing and quite frankly, has not done much about it.They do encourage reporting of suspicious e-mails but have little control over what happens with the spoof websites. On the otherhand, they could be more helpful with their customer service handling of related customer problems. I got phished by someone who spoofed their site and made fradulent charges through Western Union. Fortunately they didn't take that much money and my bank was quite helpful in taking the necessary actions to cut them off-ie transferring my funds to new accounts at no charge and closing the old accounts which had been compromised.

As for working out a deal with eBay to resolve your problems, I wish you the best of luck. I've never had a problem with any of the transactions that I have conducted through eBay and have 168 feedbacks at present to prove it. Been on eBay buying and selling items and never had a negative feedback or problem. Even got a chance to meet a seller in person-I bought one item from him through eBay and exchanged e-mails and phone calls on some rare historical items his uncle had willed to him years back. As it turned out he could use some extra money, didn't want to see his uncle's collection broken up, wanted to make certain that it went to someone who knew what it's historical value was and didn't feel that his adult children could be trusted with it. Having received the book I bought through eBay and our discussions, I was certain that his uncle's collection was what he said it to be and ended up travelling to St. Louis to pick it up. I ended up with some rare railroad historical photographs, passes and hardware from a 1880s passenger coach from a specific Civil War era railroad, along with pre-Civil War cast iron rail. He entertained me at his residence for the afternoon, showing other items that authenticated most of the items-a lot of which left with me that evening. As he put it, since I had bought the items, I might as well take the other documents and photographs to authenticate the items. Primary reason that I made the 1000 mile round trip was that the items to be recieved included an acid etched coach window from the 1880s and a four foot section of iron rail.
The fact that he was one of the good eBayers and kept in touch netted him a couple thousand dollars-much better than the initial thirty bucks he got from me for the book.

So yes, the world is in fact full of wonderful people. It's just the crooks and cheats that you have to be wary of. While I do know that dealing with eBay itself can be problematic, most of the buyers and sellers that list there are reasonable people. The key is good, honest communication. I've been on eBay for eight years and never had a problem through the eBay site proper. As for hacking into an account that's been recently opened, it allows them to make purchases without the company having an established pattern they can compare it to if a complaint is made. Having been on eBay for as long as I have, there is a clear pattern of what I buy and sell. Anything outside those normal areas might raise a red flag if I were to call in a complaint of unauthorized access.
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TedTAce
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RE: So Someone Hijacked My EBay Account...

Mon Jun 20, 2005 9:41 pm

I love getting Phishing e-mails  Smile Nothing more amusing to me then to decipher the IP's and start a DOS attack  Smile
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RE: So Someone Hijacked My EBay Account...

Mon Jun 20, 2005 10:07 pm

Phishing is great - especially when the e-mails come from a bank, financial organization or website at which I have no account!  irked  I delete anything return addressed to a company with which I've never done business. Any other company gets a call on its toll-free customer service line, and that call usually confirms that the e-mail I received was a phishing scheme. Delete, delete, delete...
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TedTAce
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RE: So Someone Hijacked My EBay Account...

Mon Jun 20, 2005 11:11 pm

Quoting Redngold (Reply 15):
Any other company gets a call on its toll-free customer service line, and that call usually confirms that the e-mail I received was a phishing scheme. Delete, delete, delete...

I hope your using the 800# from a source OTHER then the e-mail. I have heard of some phishers setting up bogus 800#'s and having their phish e-mails cite that # 'in case of a concern'.

I got a scare a while back when my bank had changed their website design w/out any notice. Before I logged in or anything I spent a good 15-20 minutes trying to find 'the real' customer service # (hard copy in my banking records) only to find the website HAD been officially changed.
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RE: So Someone Hijacked My EBay Account...

Tue Jun 21, 2005 12:14 am

Quoting Trav110 (Reply 9):
Naturally, the email (which I received through eBay's mail system)

As in from eBay???

I doubt it, check the headers of the email, or click more options, etc, when viewing it. You will see it is a bogous address and someone has just set their name in outlook to eBay Customer Service or something like that, so that it looks legit.

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RE: So Someone Hijacked My EBay Account...

Tue Jun 21, 2005 12:19 am

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 16):

I hope your using the 800# from a source OTHER then the e-mail. I have heard of some phishers setting up bogus 800#'s and having their phish e-mails cite that # 'in case of a concern'.

I go to the bona-fide website (one I type in or search out myself) or to the Toll Free Directory (800-555-1212) to get the correct 800 number. I don't trust the phone numbers in suspect phishing e-mails for the exact reason you described.
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trav110
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RE: So Someone Hijacked My EBay Account...

Tue Jun 21, 2005 2:13 am

Quoting F9Widebody (Reply 17):
Quoting Trav110 (Reply 9):
Naturally, the email (which I received through eBay's mail system)

As in from eBay???

Nah, eBay has this new messaging system that can be used between buyers and sellers that you can access by clicking my eBay, which is where I got the aforementioned message from
 
TedTAce
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RE: So Someone Hijacked My EBay Account...

Tue Jun 21, 2005 2:23 am

Quoting Redngold (Reply 18):

I go to the bona-fide website (one I type in or search out myself)

Two things to be careful of here
1) VERY RARE: Site hiijackings. Someone will re-register the 'genuine' URL to thier webserver and host a fake site.
2) Happens: 'Malware' redirects your browser to another server even thought you type in the address. That's why I get a hardcopy version of the real #  Smile
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RE: So Someone Hijacked My EBay Account...

Tue Jun 21, 2005 2:35 am

Ted -

I may sound ignorant but I generally use two or three different safeguard measures at once.

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RE: So Someone Hijacked My EBay Account...

Tue Jun 21, 2005 2:57 am

Well, here we've got one of the fundamental problems of our society: A small percentage of people makes life hard for a large percentage of people. It may sound naive, but imagine a world COMPLETELY without any crime or people with bad intentions. I mean to the extent that you can simply log into things without even having a password... cars without keys... no lock at your house door... no safety check at the airport... I mean like, imagine, genetically humans CAN'T do a crime... just imagine that kind of world!
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IslipWN
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RE: So Someone Hijacked My EBay Account...

Tue Jun 21, 2005 3:15 am

This happened to me on A.net. Someone hacked onto my username (I still don't know why me) and made tons of posts and threads that were not true. I got quite a few emails that day from mad a.netters.
 
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RE: So Someone Hijacked My EBay Account...

Tue Jun 21, 2005 4:57 am

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 14):
love getting Phishing e-mails Nothing more amusing to me then to decipher the IP's and start a DOS attack

Mwahahahaha!

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RE: So Someone Hijacked My EBay Account...

Tue Jun 21, 2005 5:27 am

Quoting Trav110 (Thread starter):
By the way, the IP address of the douchebag who changed my password is 195.182.95.64

Tell the Police your case !
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TedTAce
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RE: So Someone Hijacked My EBay Account...

Tue Jun 21, 2005 5:31 am

Quoting Redngold (Reply 21):
I may sound ignorant but I generally use two or three different safeguard measures at once.

Nope you don't sound ignorant.. you know I have accused you of that on other subjects, and duly noted your talent when warranted. I didn't want to 'take a shot' at you by pointing out about redirects, I just wanted to highlight some other possibilities given your statment. What's amazing to me (given my pre-concieved notion of who you are based on those 'other subjects') is that you are technically savy.. you seem smarter then some of the 'other' people who have replied to tech related topics here.

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 22):
genetically humans CAN'T do a crime

Yeah, right... you find the "greed" gene and not only will you have a ton of lushes out there, but for quite some time (until you can control the entire world population) you'll have people who'll love taking advantage of them... 'good luck with that'.
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RE: So Someone Hijacked My EBay Account...

Tue Jun 21, 2005 5:35 am

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 26):
Yeah, right...

I know, I was only *dreaming*, sort of. It is a nice vision though.
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RE: So Someone Hijacked My EBay Account...

Tue Jun 21, 2005 5:42 am

This problem happened to me a little over a year ago, where the a$$hole started selling things for crazy amounts of money, usind my perfect feedback.

I emailed ebay immediately, so they reset the password and send me a new temporary one.

The bastard was able to finalize a transaction for about $300, so I contacted the poor buyer and explained to him the case, he was very nice and he said he would contac Ebay and I dont know what happened after that.
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TedTAce
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RE: So Someone Hijacked My EBay Account...

Tue Jun 21, 2005 5:46 am

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 27):
I know, I was only *dreaming*, sort of. It is a nice vision though.

I have dreams too, something about lots of nubile, but experienced redheads interested only in making me happy...
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RE: So Someone Hijacked My EBay Account...

Tue Jun 21, 2005 5:54 am

Quoting Redngold (Reply 15):
Phishing is great - especially when the e-mails come from a bank, financial organization or website at which I have no account!

 rotfl  I sometimes get phishing eMails "from" a bank that I have an account at. Large German bank, so it's not that surprising. The funny thing is, I don't do online banking with that account...
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