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    Senior Member Maestr0's Avatar
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    If the e-mail address on your account was changed, how did you recieve the alert(e-mail?)? A common phishing scam is to send these "alerts" so you will log in via the phishing site to check the account,hence handing over the password to them. Not saying thats what happened, but you may want to go back to e-bay(the REAL e-bay)and change it again.


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    Maestr0 you do make a good point (there have been scams working that way), but i know by personnal experience that when you do change your primary email address, eBay still sends a Email Change Notice to your previous mail.

    It also sends an undeletable alert message to your ebay message center, notifying you of the change... so scam doesn't seem the case to me.

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    Paypal is Swiss centric, so I see no means by which the UK goverment can have any means of preventing it, if you know anything about swiss banking laws - but I could be wrong of course!
    The UK government can allow, licence, tax, or prevent anything it likes in the financial sector.

    As you may be aware, bankers are licenced, brokers are licenced, pension and investment funds are licenced.................etc.

    Recently the Inland Revenue and the Customs and Excise have been merged.

    Banks now have to report every miscellaneous deposit of 10,000 or more into a private account.

    The current UK government objective is to clamp down on money laundering and tax evasion. Auction sites and fringe banking outfits like PayPal are a rich source of this kind of activity and legislation/regulation is on its way

    Remember that there is income tax if you are trading, value added tax if you are trading and Capital Gains Tax if you are not trading.

    We are dealing with a government that introduced taxation on the income and capital gains of pension funds, then has the temerity to complain about UK pensions being "underfunded"

    The same outfit who tax free private health schemes, then whine about the cost of the National Heath Service?

    I cannot reveal my source, but it is opposition front bench

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    One thought for ya Angelic,
    It happened once, it could happen again.

    Ebay knows about it.

    Call Ebay and press them for an answer, that is what I would do? Ask for the guy on the phone's boss till you get your answer, or ask for that guys boss. Someone knows and isn't telling.

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    This isn't a password strength issue nor is it a problem with your local security practices. You can set your PW to 130 chars and the same thing would happen.

    Ebay seems to be very slack on the code they let people use in the auctions/descriptions. Just an idea.
    Of all the possibilities, this one carries the highest probability. I've seen about half dozen browser/piss poor code combos used against e-bay accounts.

    At the moment, I recall seeing one reported about a week ago on a closed mailing list. The details are very similar to your experience. I'm guessing you are one of the random victims.

    Meastr0, when you change an e-mail account on e-bay, their procedure is to send an alert to the e-mail account that was changed just for cases like this one.

    Don't bother pressing e-bay for details. Insiders tell me that they do not disclose the facts of compromises except those approved through their public relations dept. Also, the reason they fixed it and know about the issue is because it was reported to them 7 days ago and they know precisely what to look for when this exploit is used.

    Best rec. Get rid of IE.

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    The UK government can allow, licence, tax, or prevent anything it likes in the financial sector.
    I guess we won't be seeing you chaps on the net much longer. Blocking the ebay.co.uk and ebay.com urls, then paypal, next will be hacking sites of which antionline often filters into. Adios mate.
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    Blocking the ebay.co.uk and ebay.com urls, then paypal, next will be hacking sites of which antionline often filters into. Adios mate.

    OMG! you credit our politicians with that amount of technical knowledge?

    Nah! this will be the good old fashioned corporate regulatory legislation........rubber truncheon stuff......hehh, even our Home Secretary looks like a street thug

    At the moment it is all about money, and government money not corporate money. In fact your RIAA and MPAA would probably wither and die over here, your "Millenium Copyright" thing would have no chance here..................nothing in it for the Treasury.

    Can you name me a single government that has any idea about IT and the internet?

    AFAIK they are looking on this as a sort of credit card and mail order purchasing situation, with money laundering and tax evasion thrown in?
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    Are you sure you did not get Phflished....
    I get e-mails all the time saying my Pay-Pal or e-bay
    account was hacked.... But looking at the headders
    always tells the truth...
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    Can you name me a single government that has any idea about IT and the internet?

    China. In the US banks are heavily regulated but what we call "Money Service Business" aren't. But these money services have to bank with someone to transact. And that is where they are monitored through existing laws such as the Bank Secrecy Act, Patriot Act, and some anti Money Laundering activities we have. In American it would be tough to get the government into regulating private business outside of banking. And I am not sure I want them too. Millions of transactions are checked every second I would wager. Most Americans don't realize how closely funds are monitored these days and our limit to trip a response is much lower than in the UK.
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    Sounds to me as if a Cracker is attempting to exploit a hole in ebay, this would be the reason why they didnt change the password. Just change the email and throw up a fake auction. If someone was really wanting to steal your account. Why not just "buy now" everything in site? That reminds me, Time to change all my passwords. I saw something resently on my auction I got a question for a thing I was selling and it was spam.
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