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    Ugh. I woke up this morning to an email saying that the item I had for sale on eBay had sold.... the problem being I wasn't selling anything on eBay. So I log in to my account, and see a dozen items for sale under my name.

    I'm not sure if I was hacked or there was some kind of error. Usually, if an account gets hacked, the first thing they do is change your password so you can't re-log in. Plus, the eBay account is still linked to my PayPal account (different password), and the auctions all say that I prefer PayPal, so any proceeds would just go to me. Plus, they're all listed in Pounds, as if the seller were from the UK.

    It's all a very strange situation, and I hope it gets cleared up. I emailed everyone who won an auction and told them not to pay anyone for them, that they were false listings. I emailed eBay and told them of the situation. Now all I can do is change all my passwords (ugh) and wait.
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    God... that sucks. I know Audiogon has had its own fair share of problems of late, but I always feel infinitely better going that route.

    Hope this all works out. Keep us posted.
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    Same thing happened to my wife. She had to set up a new account. It worked out ok as they transferred all of her feedback.
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    Some Chinese S.O.B. stole mine a few months back. I have no idea how they got it. My passwords are very complicated, and I have many different ones. Not to metion I don't click on any emails I am not aware of who they are from. I would like to know how it happened myself, but eBay took care of it quickly. It's a little disconcerting to me because I go out of my way to be careful with this stuff. :o

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    Ugh! This is precisely the reason I only do business with Polkies. Hope you get it straightened out soon Bob!
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    I was on 2 nights ago looking for amps and I found no less then 15 listings that were pulled when I tried to open them with false posts warnings.
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    Had the same thing happen to me. They did it through an accidental click of an email. people were bidding on a $6500 harley. I sent out emails to every bidder.

    Now I only respond thru eBay's internal email, and I check my account every day.
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    it is amazing how you can be scammed off of Ebay....Last month I put some bids on a Sunfire amp and eventually lost the auction. in the next week I got 8 different emails with the official Ebay logos and weblinks. Each email wrote that the Sunfire winner didn't follow through and since I had bid on it, they were willing to give it to me for what I bid on it. You assume they are the seller because they know what your bid was and there it is in the email. the email states to send Paypal payment to so and so address. I have been sent scam ebay emails before asking for info they would never ask for like password especially, so I was suspicious. The next day I got the same email from another guy with a diff. email and got like 6 more from diff people.

    The first rule is never use any Ebay email whether its legit or not to link up to the site, you just never know if the password you type is not being stolen.

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    They have done that several times to my account at ebay,thats why I have almost quit using ebay
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    Had my account hacked a few months back as well. NO WAY IN HELL anyone could have guessed my password and it's different from all of my other passwords. Makes you wonder...

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    They are hacking into your computer, not your e-bay acct.
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    Scary stuff. I just don't have any confidence in these accounts as well as the exchange of money for goods. Not even sure how it works to be honest. I keep an eye open on a few different forums and CanuckAudioMart.ca (Canadian Audiogon- and even then just look at local stuff). Unfortunately, wherever there is a market there are low lifes looking to rip people off.

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    Phisiing? Maybe you accidently click something and it brings you to a fake ebay log in page that stores yours password and info.
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    Hmmm, I forget which site, but one of their pop up ads is an ebay ad. The ad is nothing more than their homepage. Maybe its a fake and just looks for your info.

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    Some webpages have code running in the background that will load "trojan horse" viruses on to your computer. Some trojan horse viruses are encoded in junk emails. These viruses lurk in the background and can log which websites you visit and can log the key strokes you type. They then send this information to a remote computer using your internet connection. This is how you can be compromised even if you never respond to any of those "phishing" emails.

    A good firewall, anti-virus software, and and anti-spyware software will protect against these types of "trojan horse" computer security threats.

    It is amazing how some people will set up a high-speed, "always connected" Internet connection and then have no computer security measures whatsoever.
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    Can you get all of that security on one cd-rom or do you have to buy all of it seperate.
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    I've gotten several fake emails from both Paypal and Ebay. The dead give away is the type of information they ask for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dholmes
    Can you get all of that security on one cd-rom or do you have to buy all of it seperate.
    Some vendors (e.g. Zone Alarm, Norton) have everything bundled together in one package.
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