New ebay Phishing Scheme | Ford Explorer - Ford Ranger Forums - Serious Explorations
  • Register Today It's free!

New ebay Phishing Scheme


Well-Known Member
July 2, 2004
Reaction score
City, State
Milford, CT
Year, Model & Trim Level
1994 XLT
I just received the following email which I believe is a new phishing scam. I almost fell for it. You get an email confirming an eBay payment charge that you didn't authorize, click a link at the bottom of the email to dispute it and give the phisher your paypal password. I did not follow the link, but navigated directly to paypal with my browser. My real account does not show this charge and the transaction number comes up as invalid.

Watch out for this. I almost fell for it.


Dear [my email address],

This email confirms that you have sent an eBay payment of $47.85 USD to for an eBay item.

Payment Details

Amount: $47.85 USD

Transaction ID: 2LC956793J776333Y

Subject: Digimax 130

If you haven't authorized this charge ,click the link below to dispute
transaction and get full refund (Encrypted Link )

*SSL connection:
PayPal automatically encrypts your confidential information
in transit from your computer to ours using the Secure
Sockets Layer protocol (SSL) with an encryption key length
of 128-bits (the highest level commercially available)
Item Information

eBay User ID: scratchandgnaw2

Edward Harrell's UNCONFIRMED Address

Edward Harrell
211 David St.
Springtown, TX 76082
United States

Important Note: Edward Harrell has provided an Unconfirmed Address. If
you are planning on shipping items to Edward Harrell, please check the
Transaction Details page of this payment to find out whether you will
be covered by the PayPal Seller Protection Policy.

This payment was sent using your bank account.

By using your bank account to send money, you just:

- Paid easily and securely

- Sent money faster than writing and mailing paper checks
- Paid instantly -- your purchase won't show up on bills at the end of
the month.

Thanks for using your bank account!


Thank you for using PayPal!
The PayPal Team

Your monthly account statement is available anytime; just log in to
your account at To correct any errors,
please contact us through our Help Center at

Please do not reply to this email. This mailbox is not monitored and
you will not receive a response. For assistance, log in to your PayPal
account and click the Help link located in the top right corner of any
PayPal page.

PayPal Email ID PP118


Pumpkin Pilot
Staff member
Elite Explorer
February 8, 1999
Reaction score
City, State
Wayoutin, Aridzona
Year, Model & Trim Level
'93 XL Pumpkin Edition
I've seen similar messages. I did the same thing you did and checked my ebay account to see if someone had bought an item using my ID.

To those who aren't familiar with this scheme... make sure you log in to your Ebay or PayPal account manually. DO NOT log in from a link in the suspected email as the link they provide is designed to steal your ID and Password!!