Problems with eBay

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  1. Ardoptres

    Ardoptres New Member

    So yeah, it seems like my account is blocked from buying, selling and sending messages to other ebay members, because "a third party" had used my account.
    Now, i don't see how they can know if some spyware has gotten my password(s) and signed in as me.
    Is it because I have been signed in, and then the person who got my password signed in at the same time?

    Is it possible, that if i had checked the "keep me signed in for the day"-box at home, turned of my computer, then logged in on another computer, that eBay thought there was a third party involved?

    Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. ShadowCard

    ShadowCard Active Member

    If you signed in after clicking a link in an e-mail, that's a way it usually happens. You get directed to a dummy site instread of the real one and from there, when you attempt to log in, you've given your info to the 3rd party.
     
  3. Jason

    Jason New Member

    you just got phished, mate. try and contact the eBay team.
     
  4. Ardoptres

    Ardoptres New Member

    Well, if i got phished, then the eBay team already know, so there's not much i can do...

    Also, I don't recall getting any fake emails. All email i got from Ebay (other than the ones that tells you that your item sold, did not sell and the listing confirmations) has been in my eBay messages...
     
  5. drmario

    drmario New Member

    You probably should contact ebay. And the way phishing works is they make you think its a legit email, so you could've gotten one that wasn't really from ebay.
     
  6. Mew*

    Mew* Active Member

    Have you ever used sniping software?
     
  7. Ardoptres

    Ardoptres New Member

    Mew*, I don't even know what it is.
     
  8. Phazon Elite

    Phazon Elite New Member

    From my limited understanding of Ebay terminology, "sniping" is when you outbid someone at the last second. So, it follows that "sniping software" would be a computer program built to automatically outbid someone for you.
     
  9. Mew*

    Mew* Active Member

    Exactly, it automates the process of waiting until the last couple seconds to place a bid. Now I don't have to sit at my computer to pwn someone on a bid. I can be away from home or sleeping, it doesn't matter. But the problem with sniping software is that they require you to give them your password and username, and there is no official ebay supported sniping software, so it is risky if you pick the wrong service. Give it to the wrong guy... and... OUCH!!!!
     
  10. Ardoptres

    Ardoptres New Member

    Oh, well no then. ;)
     
  11. Bullet

    Bullet New Member

    Ebay is about to become the next Enron, it wont be long before that ship sinks.
     
  12. Marril

    Marril New Member

    That's wrong on so many levels that I'd get banned again if I pointed them out. Summary: eBay and Enron are doing nothing alike.
     
  13. Bullet

    Bullet New Member

    dont have to be, bottom line is Enron is gone and ebay is about to be unless its sold.

    Dont know why the government never investigated ebay, many employees of the company sold all their stock just before they implemented the new feedback system which in turn made stock values drop.
     
  14. Marril

    Marril New Member

    So you could just as equally "validly" state that eBay is the new original-'Gym, if the only criteria is that they're both gone. Seriously, though, get a better comparison if you want to insult eBay. Sheer, unbridled ignorance is just ugly.
     
  15. secretsof2113

    secretsof2113 Moderator Trader Feedback Mod

    Looks like the issue has been solved here and arguments are starting.

    *locked*
     
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