Im rather new to ebay and ive sold a few small items. I just got a email saying that my account has been frozen? I figured it couldnt be I just made it not too long ago. I then checked in my email from an actual email from paypal and it said 2011 paypal services. The frozen one email was a scam and it was a good thing I didnt enter any info! So everyone please read your emails carefully and always read the fine print on the bottom to make sure its a legit email! Hate to see anyone loose anything because of these internet scumbags! Not sure if anyone has gotten any of these but I figure id let everyone know if they didnt.
Posted February 09, 2013 - 02:54 PM
Thanks, Someone else warned about something similar several months ago.
- Dieselcubmike said thank you
Posted February 09, 2013 - 03:04 PM
Yeah i think was for a chance to win a shopping spree at a major shopping outlet such as bestbuy or one of those places.
Posted February 09, 2013 - 03:13 PM
Posted February 09, 2013 - 03:44 PM
Always a good reminder. Never respond to an email. Always go to ebay or what ever site manually by either typing in the address or using a bookmark you know is good and log into your account that way. If there is a problem the site will let you know about it. Never, Never respond to one of these emails and DO NOT USE the link they provide.
- Dieselcubmike and oldedeeres have said thanks
Posted February 10, 2013 - 10:14 PM
Just about everyone gets those scam emails. Glad you didnt fall for it.
Posted February 11, 2013 - 12:18 AM
- boyscout862 said thank you
Posted February 11, 2013 - 07:33 AM
I just hate scams! We just have to use common sense.
I think that we have to use good sense. The common sense today isn't too good. Too many think that they are entitled to instant gratification because they want it. Long term planning, patience, and working for a goal is not taught much anymore. Doing the minimal to get by is common.
- sacsr, HDWildBill, A.C.T. and 1 other said thanks
Posted February 12, 2013 - 11:09 AM
Anytime I get any type of those emails, I open separate window and log on website instead of using link. Those links are almost always scam to get your info.
My wife sent this to me this morning, supposedly true....
Pass this on to your grown children and anyone else you can think of. This has been verified by the FBI (their link is also included below). Please pass this on to everyone in your email address book. It is spreading fast so be prepared should you get this call. Most of us take those summonses for jury duty seriously, but enough people skip out on their civic duty that a new and ominous kind of fraud has surfaced.
The caller claims to be a jury DUTY coordinator. If you protest that you never received a summons for jury duty, the Scammer asks you for your Social Security number and date of birth so he or she can verify the information and cancel the arrest warrant. Give out any of
this information and bingo; your identity was just stolen.
The fraud has been reported so far in 11 states, including Oklahoma , Illinois, and Colorado , AZ and more. This (swindle) is particularly insidious because they use intimidation over the phone to try to bully people into giving information by pretending they are with the court system.
The FBI and the federal court system have issued nationwide alerts on their web sites, warning consumers about the fraud.
Check it out here: