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A Security Problem For eBay Sellers

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#1 Laffnmule's Lode

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 07:37 AM

Not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I saw an alarming eBay forum thread about people being fraudulently charged, wiping out their bank accounts, for shipping labels to Russia that the sellers did not authorize.

From reading this thread http://forums.ebay.com/db2/thread.jspa?start=0&threadID=5100098313&rw=true&anticache=1349180473137 I gather that the scammers have found a way to exploit a large security breach at eBay.

The thoughts on the most recent posts on that thread, suspect that the leak may be Pitney Bowes related.

Everyone that sells on eBay needs to be warned.

Edited by Laffnmule's Lode, 02 October 2012 - 03:58 PM.

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#2 Romeo29


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Posted 02 October 2012 - 08:19 PM

Looks more like a system problem at eBay. If the shipping was done to same address and city but in Russia, then only country name changed from US to Russia.. If the whole address was new, then it would have been a hacker on work.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:04 AM

At the bottom of the ebay forum page there is a link proudly boasting
"Recent eBay successes in catching scammers & defrauders"
That links to http://pages.ebay.com/securitycenter/law_case_study.html

...which resolves to a 404 page...
Not a stellar display of interest on their part.
They appear not to care even to the extent of taking down a link that demonstrates their indifference.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:39 AM

This was an interesting read. Thanks a lot for the share.

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